Change of name certificates & documents

Eligibility

Make sure you are eligible to order the legal change of name document.

Legal Change of Name Certificate

  1. the person whose name was changed on the legal change of name certificate 
  2. a guardian, trustee or person with a power of attorney for the person whose name was changed
    • a copy of the legal document must be attached to the application
  3. a person who holds power of attorney to act on behalf of the person described in a above 
    • a copy of the legal document must be attached to the application
  4. A person with an order from the court that states the person is eligible
    • A copy of the legal document must be attached to the application
    • the court order must have been issued within 1 year of the application

    Person whose name was changed is a minor

  5. the parent of the person whose name was changed as established by a Registration of Birth document or court order
    • copy of the legal document must be attached to the application
  6. a guardian or trustee for a parent, or a person with power of attorney for a parent, of the person whose name was changed
    • copy of the legal document must be attached to the application

    Person whose name was changed is deceased

  7. the personal representative, executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate
    • death certificate and a copy of the will (or similar document) identifying the applicant must be attached to the application
  8. a lawyer for a person described in (a) to (g) 
    • a copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application

Contact this service

780-427-7013
(Edmonton)

310-0000, then
780-427-7013 (toll-free in Alberta)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)