Change of Name Process

You must apply for a change of name through the Provincial Government’s Vital Statistics Agency. VicPD offers fingerprinting services for this process.

You will be required to pay the following fees to VicPD at the time of fingerprinting:

  • $50.00 fee for fingerprinting
  • $25.00 for RCMP Ottawa

Your receipt will be stamped indicating that your fingerprints have been submitted electronically. You MUST include your fingerprint receipt with your Change of Name Application.

Our office will submit your fingerprint electronically and the results will be returned directly to BC Vital Statistics from the RCMP in Ottawa. You will be required to return all other documentation from your application to Vital Statistics.

For more information please go to or phone 250-952-2681.