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Change of Name Certificate Online.

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Quick and Easy Certificates

Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, along with Search of Wills Notices and Change of Name Certificates for the Province of British Columbia are available.

Our secure online ordering service saves you the hassle of having to personally attend government offices which often have long lineups. We also provide expert assistance and thorough review of all pertinent information to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations resulting in you receiving your certificate without additional delays.

Our experience and expertise makes the process of obtaining your vital record quick, easy and free of complications. We know exactly where and how to obtain your vital record and we make sure your order will not be rejected. Our helpful customer service representatives can provide email or phone order confirmation not available when ordering through the government agency and are readily available during business hours to provide any assistance.

We accept all major credit cards, money orders and cheques. Most government vital record offices do not provide online ordering services or accept all major credit cards.

Government Issued Vital Certificates

If you have already completed a legal name change, a British Columbia Change of Name Certificate may be required to change your name on your driver’s licence, other forms of identification, and other legal documents.

Fees & Processing Times

If you are applying for a British Columbia Change of Name Certificate to support a separate application such as for a Passport, Driver's Licence, Immigration, or Native Status, it is important to check with the organization requesting the document to ensure you obtain the correct vital record. Changes cannot be made once an order has been placed.

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque or money order – Please make the cheque or money order payable to ‘Vital Certificate Processing Services’.

Certificates ordered with regular service average 15 business days to be processed and delivered.

Certificates ordered with rush service average 5 to 8 business days to be processed and delivered. Requests for rush service will be processed within 2 business days and will be couriered to you.

Service times listed above are approximations and are not guaranteed. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will significantly delay processing time.

  • Change of Name Certificate – $80.00 each

  • Rush Service – $38.00 additional courier cost (includes multiple certificates)

Fees include all taxes, search, shipping and processing charges.

If no record of the Change of Name is found by the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency, fees will be applied to the search cost and will not be refunded by the Agency.

All Change of Name certificates in British Columbia are mailed or couriered directly from the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency.

Who Can Apply for a Change of Name Certificate?

  • The person who is the subject of the certificate; or
  • A parent of the person who is subject to the certificate, if that person is less than 19 years of age.

British Columbia Change of Name Certificate

A British Columbia Change of Name Certificate lists the old and new names of all persons involved in the legal change of name, the city of residence at the time of the change of name, registration number, and date of registration.

IMPORTANT: A Change of Name Certificate is a government issued certificate that is proof there has already been a legal name change.


This site is available for use by the general public and legal profession to obtain government approved and official certificates issued by the government agency. We act as agents for expediting vital certificate applications. We are not affiliated with any government agency. Vital certificates and forms may be ordered from the relevant government agency for free or a lesser cost.