To be eligible for a legal change of name, the applicant MUST:
- Be the person changing their own name, or a person making application to change their child’s name.
- Be at least 19 years old.
- Have resided in BC for at least three months prior to making application, OR be domiciled in BC for at least three months just prior to application.
Criminal Record Check
Person who wants to change his/her name is over 18 years of age and is required to be fingerprinted taken by an accredited fingerprinting official. The fingerprints are submitted to the RCMP Ottawa to update any existing criminal records after the change of name is registered. Your fingerprints copy, consent form and amount paid (including RCMP Fee paid) receipt will be handed over to the individual for attaching with your application to be mailed to Vital Statistics Agency in Victoria.
Digital fingerprinting – $55.00 plus $25.00 RCMP Fee
Application Fee – $30.00 plus notarization charges
Vital Statistics service fee –$137.00 per person
Method of Payment
We accept cash, debit cards and major credit cards.