Naming procedures: Managing existing records - existing client names

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Should a client have an existing record in a CIC system of record under a different name or name spelling, the name or name spelling used on the primary document submitted with the most recent application for CIC service may take precedence over the other, previously-submitted names, subject to the procedures outlined in Change of name requests.

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