Ordering a Legal Change of Name Document

Ordering a Legal Change of Name Document

The Government of Alberta keeps a record of all processed legal changes of name that take place in Alberta and can only issue legal change of name documents for these.

Before you Apply

  1. Decide which document you would like to order; and 
  2. Make sure you are eligible to order the document.

How to Apply


  • You will need to pay a fee for the legal change of name document you order.  
  • Documents must be paid for at the time of ordering. 
  • Registry agents and Registry Connect may also charge a service fee.

Processing Time 

  • It usually takes two to three business days to complete a request after a registry agent or Registry Connect submits it. 
  • If information is missing, the application may be delayed.