You can apply for a Legal Change of Name Certificate to prove that your name was legally changed in Alberta.
Registry Connect can only process applications for clients who are not in Alberta.
If you are living in Alberta, please contact your nearest registry office .
Eligibility requirements for legal change of name certificates are found on page 2 of the application form.
To complete your application you will need to download and complete the following forms:
If you are unable to open the PDF documents, right-click and save the document, and then open it in Adobe Reader .
We can also email, mail, or fax a copy to you. Please contact us for more information.
Pages 1 and 2 of the document contains important information that will help you complete your application. Please read these pages carefully.
Page 3 of the document - Application for Legal Change of Name Certificates - contains the following sections to complete:
If you have valid (not expired), government-issued photo identification continue to completing the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity
All Applicants must complete the Statutory Declaration for Proof of Identity to verify their valid photo identification. To do this, the page must be taken to a Notary or Commissioner for Oaths, who must look at your identification, and then complete questions 1 through 7. Then the Notary/Commissioner must sign the form and provide their name and the expiry date of their commission. The Applicant must also sign the form.
Any changes made to your Statutory Declaration (crossed or whited out information, or information added later in a different colour pen) must be initialled by the Notary or Commissioner of Oaths who notarized your form. Changes that have not been initialled, or have been initialled by someone other than the Notary or Commissioner of Oaths, will result in a returned Statutory Declaration.
Select the service option that works best for you:
These rush requests receive top priority. We will contact you by phone or email if there are questions or concerns with the application forms. Requests are submitted to Vital Statistics, who will contact you if there are any discrepancies between your application and the original record. Once printed, documents come back to our office and are then sent out by Purolator Courier. Delivery is secure and trackable.
Cost: 38.70 CAD per document, plus a 30.00 CAD rush processing service fee, plus the courier's delivery fee.
Courier fees vary according to the destination:
This service also offers priority processing. We will contact you by phone or email if there are questions or concerns with your application. Requests are submitted to Vital Statistics, who will contact you if there are any discrepancies between your application and the original record. Once printed, certificates are sent out by regular mail via Canada Post, and are not trackable.
Cost: 38.70 CAD per document, plus a 30.00 CAD rush processing service fee.
We process applications in the order in which they are received in our office. We will contact you by email or letter about any issues with your application. Vital Statistics will communicate with you by letter regarding any discrepancies between what is on the application and what is on the original record. Documents are sent out by regular mail via Canada Post, and are not trackable.
Cost: 38.70 CAD per document (no other fees will apply).
For more information about our processing times and delivery policy, please see our terms of service.
Provide us with an email address so that we can contact you if necessary.
We accept payments online by credit card.
Please make your payment online - we accept Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Debit Mastercard, and Discover.
Once your payment has completed, you will receive a transaction number - please write this number on your Payment Page. You will also receive a receipt by email to keep for your records.
We also accept payment by certified cheque (a cheque that has been guaranteed by your bank, it is not a regular personal cheque) or money order in Canadian or US funds. Certified cheques or money orders are to be made out to Registry Connect, and must be drawn on a Canadian or US bank.
All fees are payable up front - there are no COD deliveries for certificates. Once an application has been processed, fees are usually non-refundable. For more information please see our refund policy.
To complete your application, you must still mail or courier your application form to us.
We only accept applications sent by mail or courier to the following address:
Suite 207, 236 - 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 1W8
Please do not fax or email a copy of your application to us. We are unable to accept applications this way.