There are 4 types of legal name changes available:
To legally change your own name, you must be 16 years of age or older.
Download Application for Change of Name of an Adult here.
If you are under 16 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must complete the process.
Download the Application for Change of Name of a Child here.
All surname changes must be published in the Newfoundland gazette. Exceptions are as follows:
Complete list of fees.
The following documents are required:
In order to legally change your name in Newfoundland and Labrador, you must ordinarily be a resident of Newfoundland for at least 3 months. If otherwise, you must apply in your province of residence.
Applications are available at Vital Statistics.
For more information, call (709) 729-3308.