Legal Change of Name

Immigration Counsels of Canada (ICC) provide assistance with the Legal Change of Name in Canada. There are situations when, upon immigration, clients want to change their or their children’s names for the following reasons:

  • To anglicize the name in order to make it easier to spell or pronounce or to have the name more ethnically neutral sounding
  • To align child’s name
  • To have surnames combined or hyphenated
  • For religious, professional or personal reasons

Anyone who wants to have an entirely new first/last name or to have a hyphenated surname has to undergo the legal change of name process, done by the provincial Vital Statistics Agency.

Contact us and we will prepare a complete Change of Name Application package for you or your family members and provide detailed instructions on how to apply.


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