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Change of Surname after marriage


    After marriage if the Indian women citizens wish to change their name (change of given name or change/addition of surname), they can change their name/surname by submitting the relevant documents.

    Jurisdiction

    APPLICANT(S) RESIDING IN THE FOLLOWING REGIONS SHOULD APPLY AT THEIR DESIGNATED APPLICATION CENTRE BLS APPLICATION CENTRE
    British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan Vancouver, Surrey, Edmonton, Calgary
    Ontario ,Quebec except for areas under the Ottawa Jurisdiction, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland Toronto, Winnipeg, Brampton
    National Capital region of Ottawa-Hull, Kingston, Cornwell, Hawkesbury, Arnprior, Renfrew, Perth Prescott, Brockville, Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Morrisburg (all in Ontario), Montreal (in Quebec) and Nunavut territory Ottawa or Montreal

    All Postal applications can be sent only to the Ottawa, Brampton and Vancouver application Centers. For more information on Postal services click here



    Documents Required:

    1. Duly filled in miscellaneous application form.
    2. Present passport and a photocopy of the first 2 pages, last 2 pages and all the observation pages.
    3. 2 photographs - Color – against a light background showing full frontal view of the face.(35mm x 35mm)
    4. Original Valid PR Card with one set of photocopies (both sides), where applicant is not a PR, current valid immigration documents (e.g. Study permit, Work permit etc.,) in original with a photocopy thereof is to be submitted
    5. Divorce certificate attested from Consular Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi, India in case the marriage took place in India only.
    6. Please note: In case the marriage took place in India, a divorce certificate needs to be issued from India only.

    7. In case the marriage took place in Canada, a divorce certificate is to be attested by the respective Government offices of your Provinces (Deputy Attorney General/Deputy Provisional Secretary).

    For Toronto & Vancouver Jurisdiction only: An affidavit (notarized) needs to be submitted for name change after marriage.

    Processing Fee

    Please note that the fees / processing charge are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Mode of payment:

    1) In Person:

    Payment can be made by using the below mention modes only:

    1. Cash
    2. Debit Card - (Interac)
    3. All money orders and bank drafts are made payable to BLS International Services Canada Inc.

    2) Postal Applications:

    1. Kindly Provide Postal order only in favor of BLS International Services Canada Inc., which includes Passport fee+ consular surcharge + BLS Service charges + Return courier fees (10 CAD), to send back your processed application.
    2. Kindly do not enclose any cash in your postal application envelope. BLS will not be responsible for the loss of cash or the postal orders.
    3. Postal applications can be sent only to the Ottawa, Brampton and Vancouver application Service Centers.
      Please note that postal applications will not be processed until the correct consular fee + consular surcharge fee, service charge and courier is paid.

    S.No Particulars Consular fee(CAD$) Consular Surcharge(CAD$) BLS Fee(CAD$) Total fee
    1 Replacement of passport of 36 pages having validity of 10 years for changes in personal particulars 76 2 7.40 85.40
    2 Replacement of passport of 36 pages for changes in personal particulars for minors below the age of 18 years with validity of 5 years or till the minor attains the age of 18 years whichever is earlier 51 2 7.40 60.40


    Processing Time

    Please be advised that the estimated processing times are mentioned below. However, how long an application will take to process is also dependent on the following factors such as; the city the application was submitted in, in which city or country was the previous / old passport issued, your current visa status and etc. The estimated processing time mentioned below does not include the time that the courier company will take to deliver the passport. Please keep in mind that incomplete applications will lead to a delay in the processing of an application, and all applicant(s) are requested to comply with any changes that may occur during this time.
    You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. BLS/HCI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.


    Ottawa Jurisdiction Toronto Jurisdication Vancouver Jurisdiction
    Minimum Processing Time is two weeks At CGI-Toronto directly Minimum Processing Time is 4 weeks.

    Note: Applications sent by post will take additional 4-5 working days for processing.

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