Program delivery update: Exceptions to change of name requirements

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.

January 8, 2019

The program delivery instructions on the exceptions to change of name requirements have been updated to provide guidance to clients who have already received a change of name or gender identifier and who wish to obtain a verification of status, for a $30 fee, to link their previous and new names or gender identifiers.

This process applies to clients who currently hold Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada documents and who have already received a change of name or gender identifier.

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