If you’re considering a legal name change, certain conditions must be met. At SekCheck Fingerprint, we provide a reliable name change application service in Surrey, BC, known for its successful outcomes. To be eligible for a name change, you must fall into one of the following categories:
- You are 19 years of age or older.
- You are an individual seeking to change your own name or the name of a child under your guardianship.
- You have been a resident of British Columbia for the past three months leading up to the date of submitting your name change application, or you are a person who has established domicile in BC for a continuous period of three months before the application date.
Criminal Record Check for Name Change
In some jurisdictions, the name change application procedure may include a criminal record check, especially if you’re changing your name due to a criminal history, safety concerns, or other issues that would be of interest to law enforcement or other government officials. You will need to submit your fingerprints with the applications. The fingerprints must be taken by a licenced company that offers fingerprinting services. Fingerprint submission is necessary to guarantee that the criminal record is promptly updated following a name change. The RCMP Ottawa is responsible for handling fingerprint processing and keeping criminal records. We manage the entire procedure and send your application to the Vital Statistics Agency in Victoria together with the fingerprint copy, consent form, and amount paid (including RCMP Fee paid) receipt via a secure email link.
Acceptable payment methods
We accept all major debit, credit, master cards, and cash.