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ALBERTA LAND TITLES – CHANGE OF NAME

There are three different forms used in Alberta to update a name change on a Land Title, depending on why the name is being changed.

1. General Name Change

A Statutory Declaration Regarding a Change of Name completed and signed by the individual changing his/her name. The statutory declaration must be sworn before a Commissioner for Oaths who must print his/her name and expiry date or a Notary Public who must affix his/her seal, and

An original Certificate of Change of Name issued by Alberta Vital Statistics or by a comparable authority in another jurisdiction (the original certificate will be returned).

2. Marital Name Change

An Affidavit Regarding A Marital Name Change completed and signed by the individual changing his/her name. The affidavit must be sworn before a Commissioner for Oaths who must print his/her name and expiry date or a Notary Public who must affix his/her seal, and

If the name change is to adopt a surname, then the original Marriage Certificate issued by Alberta Vital Statistics or the original Certificate of Marriage issued by the person who performed the ceremony (the original certificate will be returned), or

If reverting to an original surname, then a certified copy of the decree absolute or divorce certificate to verify the married surname and an original birth certificate to verify an original surname (the original certificate will be returned).

http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/pdf/ltmanual/CHANGE_OF_NAME_-_AIRA.pdf

3. Adult Interdependent Partner Name Change

A person is the adult interdependent partner of another person if (a) the person has lived with the other person in a relationship of interdependence (i) for a continuous period of not less than 3 years, or (ii) of some permanence, if there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption, or (b) the person has entered into an adult interdependent partner agreement.

Please contact us if you need assistance updating your name on a Land Title.