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You can try to get things changed over without a translated MC...but don't be surprised if you get asked for a translated copy. Every place (agency, province, city) seems to be different.

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Changing my name was EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't even wait for the 'official' documentation to come in.

 

When we left Cuba we had an un-official license, I used said license to first change my

 

#1. Drivers License

 

WHEN the new DL came in with my new name on it, I headed to the Bank and had all my information changed there. It was one step, and I didn't need to present my marraige license, just my DL.

 

I then headed to the OHIP (ontario health card) office, and along with my DL, my un-offical marraige licence, and my passport (in my maiden name) I changed my OHIP card.

 

................then I got in a car accident, another story entirely

 

Shortly there after (6 months after the wedding) our official **all stamped up** marraige license came in.

 

This is when I changed my Passport -- which I am still waiting to receive -- I sent a copy of my new DL, my new OHIP card, my birth cert., and my old passport to Passport Canada. When I spoke with Passport Canada, they said that I did not need to send my marraige license, but I sent a copy anyway (the lady on the phone said that it wouldn't hurt).

 

EASY......

 

Really, no marraige license translation at all!

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Yup...if you can get past MTO to get your DL changed then there should be no need to get your MC translated. I'm a slacker and STILL have not changed my name!! Maybe I'll go this Saturday & see if I can get away with using my spanish MC!

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The MTO people did not hassle me at all! OHIP was a different story because I still had an old red and white card!

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Originally Posted by Amarillis View Post
The MTO people did not hassle me at all! OHIP was a different story because I still had an old red and white card!
Uh oh, what problems did u have? I still have the Red & White card too...

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So...I finally went & got my DL changed today!! WOOHOO!!!!

 

I tried to get it done without translating & I was able to!! I lucked out though - one of the workers spoke/read Spanish...otherwise I would have had to go get it translated first!! Now, I guess it's on to getting everything else done!!

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I was going to go to the local multicultural center - if there is one in your area you could probably get it done there. I checked with an online company & they quoted me over $100!!! I've heard of people only paying like $35 or $40 - so you should shop around! :)

Good luck...and hopefully you won't need it translated!

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