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rosaalesia
rosaalesia
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Posted On: 3/23/2013
rosaalesia
rosaalesia
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i have been a Canadian citizen for 11 years.
i landed into Canada using my maiden name, therefore my citizenship and passport were issued with this name. All my other documents have my married name (including my health card).
I need to have my married name in my Canadian passport, however the citizenship card is required as a proof of name but it was issued with my maiden name. i am assuming i need to change my name in my citizen card first, is this correct?
thanks


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amandeepkaur
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Posted On: 3/12/2015
amandeepkaur
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Hi
i am going to apply Canadian citizenship. And i just got married in December and i also submit spouse visa application for my husband to come in canada. I would like to use my husband last name on my documents.and somebody advise me if you are going to fill citizenship application then you can submit question 3 to request to change name.
Can you please advise how i can change my name? There are four option to give reason why you are changing name so which one is best for me..and should i submit any document to change my name. But my husband don't use his last name on documents. That's why we don't have his last name on marriage certificate.
And i am also little afraid will it effect on our paper work which i have applied for my husband for visa.

Please advise
Thanks in advance

Amandeep
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Nana08
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Posted On: 14 days ago
Nana08
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What's the required ment to get married . That's my next step
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Posted On: 3 days ago
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Nana08 wrote:
What's the required ment to get married . That's my next step

Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us. We appreciate your interest in this type of information.

The Settlement.Org article, Who can get married in Ontario? has helpful information on the eligibility requirements to marry in Ontario.

Here is an excerpt of those requirements:
You and your partner must meet the following requirements [PDF]:
  • You both must be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 years old, you may marry if you have written consent from your parents or legal guardians.
  • Marriage is voluntary, and you both must willingly give your consent to be married. You cannot be forced into marriage, regardless of your age.
  • You may marry someone of the same or opposite sex. Same-sex marriages (marriages between 2 men or 2 women) have been legal in Ontario since 2003.
  • You cannot be close relatives by blood or adoption (grandparent-grandchild, parent-child, brothers-sisters).
  • You both must be physically present to be married. You cannot get married by telephone, webcam or by proxy.
  • You both must not be currently married. If you are divorced, you must show proof of your divorce when you apply for a marriage licence.

You may also be interested in the Settlement.Org article, How do I get married in Ontario? This is part of a collection of articles on marriage from Settlement.Org that may be helpful. If you are considering changing your name after you are married you may wish to also read this article.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

We hope this information is helpful.

Settlement.Org Team
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