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This Notification of Name Change Letter is used to inform both business and personal contacts that the sender has changed their legal name.
People change their legal name for a number of reasons including marriage, divorce, adoption, or transition.
By using this letter, a person can update all of their contacts at once to make a seamless transition in areas such as work, medical providers, credit card companies, and banks.
How to use this document
This letter includes the sender's former name, their new legal name, and, if necessary, an opportunity to correct their mailing address as well. Some of the organizations and companies who should be informed of a legal name change using this letter include the following:
Once this letter is completed, if it is being sent to a business contact, it should be sent to the recipient along with some form of proof of the legal name change. Common forms of proof include copies of a certificate of name change, court order, marriage certificate, or updated driver's licence.
Alberta: Vital Statistics Act, SA, c 4.1
British Columbia: Name Act, RSBC 1997, c 328
Manitoba: The Change of Name Act, CCSM, c C50
Ontario: Change of Name Act, RSO 1990, c C-7
New Brunswick: Vital Statistics Act, SNB 1979, c V-3 and Change of Name Act, RSNB 2014, c 103
Newfoundland and Labrador: Change of Name Act, SNL2009, c-8.1
Northwest Territories: Change of Name Act, SNWT 2008, c 12
Nova Scotia: Change of Name Act, RSNS 1989, c 66
Prince Edward Island: Change of Name Act, RSPEI, c-3.1
Saskatchewan: Change of Name Act, SS, C-6.1
Yukon: Change of Name Act, SY 1987, c 28
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Other names for the document: Change of Legal Name Letter, Change of Name Letter, Legal Name Update Letter, Letter of Legal Name Change, Letter of Name Change
Country: Canada (English)