Name Change – PEI

The process for changing your name in PEI is age-dependent. You must contact Vital Statistics to request the application for a legal change of name in person. You must bring the completed application, required documentation, and associated fees to the Vital Statistics Office. It may take up to three months to receive a change of name certificate.

All applicants must have been residing in PEI for at least three months preceding the application for a change of name.

In addition to the application, required documentation, and associated fees, all registered name changes are published in the Royal Gazette, provided to the RCMP and other police services as may be prescribed, and provided to such other authorities as may be prescribed, among other things.

Adults (Age 18 or Older)
If you are age 18 or older and not in lawful custody of another person, you can request a change of name.

  1. Submit a completed application; and
  2. Proof of PEI residency; and
  3. All previously issued birth certificates, marriage certificates, and change-of-name certificates from another province, territory, state, or country; and
  4. Pay the required fees.

Children (Under 18 Years of Age)
If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must apply on your behalf. To apply:

  1. Submit a completed application; and
  2. Provide proof that you have lawful custody of the child and proof of your relationship with that child; and
  3. Have the written consent of all of the child’s parents or legal guardians; and
  4. If the child is 12 years of age or older, have the child’s written consent; and
  5. If the child was born outside of PEI, a detailed birth certificate containing parent/legal guardian information; and
  6. Proof of PEI residency; and
  7. All previously issued birth certificates, marriage certificates, and change-of-name certificates from another province, territory, state, or country; and
  8. Pay the required fees.

Source: PEI Justice and Public Safety – Change Your Name Legally.