How to Change Name on a Canadian Passport

If you are currently in some common scenarios below, you may need to change your name on the Canadian passport for travelling.

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Legal Name Change for personal reasons
  • Correction of Errors: If there is an error in the name on the passport, individuals may need to apply for a correction.

change name on a Canadian passport

Here is the step-by-step guide to apply for a Canadian Passport when you need to change your name.

1. Obtain a Proof of Name Change

If your name change is due to marriage, divorce, or legal name change, you’ll need to provide supporting documentation. This may include a marriage certificate, divorce certificate, or a legal name change certificate.

2. Complete the Application Form 

You will need to apply for an adult new general application even if your current passport is still valid.

3. Collect All Supporting Documents
Collect all required supporting documents, such as your current passport, proof of Canadian citizenship, and the document proving your name change.

4. Get Passport Photos
Get new passport photos taken. These photos must meet the Passport photo requirements.

5. Pay Application Fees
Pay the regular fees for a new passport

Start your name changing Passport Application here.

If you are not sure which type of passport application, check your eligibility here.

change name on a Canadian passport