name change in Canada (specifically Ontario)

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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6655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@devereauxwedding21414:  The first thing you need to do is apply for your marriage license, you will not get it at your wedding and I think it takes two months or something.

 

I think you can apply for it right after your wedding, just check the service ontario website.

 

After you receive your license you need to do the big three, SIN, healthcard (both usually at the same service ontario location) and your driver’s license.

 

After you have ID with your new name you can do everything else! Some will still require your marriage certificate but most are ok with just the ID and your birth certificate (to prove you are who you say you are).

 

Hope this helps a bit!

 

Post # 4
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5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Commenting to follow (: I’m going to be dealing with name change stuff this summer and could use the advice as well.

Post # 6
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1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

There’s probably some differences, but in Alberta it is just like FMM said. You wait two weeks after the wedding, apply for the marriage license, receive it via mail in about 2 weeks, and then you go to the registry to get it changed using your marraige license as proof that you are married.

Post # 7
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743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

@devereauxwedding21414:  When I got married 10 yrs ago, I was able to do it with the paper you get from the ceremony.  I never ordered the actual marriage certificate…never needed it either 🙂

Post # 8
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6655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@devereauxwedding21414:  You will get a copy of the marriage license application (that you sign at your wedding), and your officient will send it off for you. This, unfortunately, will not be sufficient to change your name. They need your marriage license and birth certificate to do the changes.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do it officially for a couple of months. Mine lisence took even longer than two months to get to me.

Post # 11
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6655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@devereauxwedding21414:  You still have to apply to recieve your license. Your officient sending off the application makes your marriage legal but they won’t send you proof of the legality unless you pay for it… of course it’s the government! 😉 But it is not very expensive, thankfully.

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