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#31 MissyR

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    Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:48 AM

    Funny cause I called the government too and got a different answer!

    Amanda - I did it explicity for the reason you suggested - I was told no, then yes, then it depends on who you get - it was annoying - I waited in line... you know what I mean.. so I just paid and got it done.

    #32 BachataBride

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      Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:39 PM

      Does this sound about right??
      I have sent an inquiry to the local muliticultural center for translating information. I do not need a seal, correct?? Is an affadavit sufficient? This is all more confusing than getting the actual marriage documents done!! lol

      "Hi Amanda, first of all I charge $30.00 per page for letter size or $35 if legal size but I would like to see the documents first, second, there is not problem scanning the documents and send them to me via e-mail how ever some times the documents do not come too clear that way and I'm still need the original documents to make a copy and put them together with the translation, you can send them to me so I can start the job but then I will need them eventually; once the documents are translated, I have to make an affidavit sign by me and stamped by the Multicultural Centre for an authorized commissioner for them to becoming a legal document, so you can bring them where ever you wish to. If you want a seal then you need to bring them to a lawyer and that will cost you more but depending of what do you need the documents for, you may or may not need to do that. Again, my phone # is: 519-505-2497 if you need to speak with me further more. Thank you and hoping to hear from you soon. Bye Gaston"

      Thanks ladies!

      #33 JulieG

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        Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:41 PM

        Amanda, I really think you should try to change your name without getting it translated. I did and so did 3 of my friends and we had NO problem at all, we just brought the original. I think its worth it for the money alone to just try it. If they need a translation then get it done. If you can get one document done, then you have something with your new name and will have no problem with the other, maybe try your health card first and see what happens. Just a thought.

        #34 SSNM

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          Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:59 AM

          Okay another question:

          What if you just want to tack on your husband's name to your name, but without a hyphen? I am a licensed professional and so I want to continue to use my maiden name in my professional life. Outside of that, I want to be called by my husbands name. So basically, I want to be Mrs. "FH" but Dr. "maiden name." Does it basically work the same way or are there special considerations to be taken? I am in Ontario.

          #35 chika

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            Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:56 AM

            Hmmm, I think if you are assuming your husband's last name anywhere it has to be everywhere as well. For example, your paycheques would need to match your bank account information, as well as your SIN card and taxes... It might be useful to give a call to the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) to see what they say about that.

            Of course, you could always just keep your maiden name throughout but have everyone call you by your husband's name socially.

            #36 SSNM

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              Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:30 PM

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              Originally Posted by chika
              Hmmm, I think if you are assuming your husband's last name anywhere it has to be everywhere as well. For example, your paycheques would need to match your bank account information, as well as your SIN card and taxes... It might be useful to give a call to the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) to see what they say about that.

              Of course, you could always just keep your maiden name throughout but have everyone call you by your husband's name socially.
              Hmm, yea I guess that would be the case.

              I think then what I will do is just tack his name on at the end of mine without a hyphen and then that should be the least disruptive. So I will be legally Dr. "maiden name FH". Most people would call me Dr. "maiden name" in my professional life and then I can be Mrs. "FH" socially.

              Thanks for the response :)

              #37 Puzzled-Bride

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                Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:02 AM

                ok ladies, i am so confused. We legally got married here in canada (ontario) do I have to apply to the registrar to get my marriage license or will i get a copy of it. The justice of the peace said it takes approx 10 weeks to process but she didn't say whether i had to apply or not. I really don't want to change my name on my birth certificate, but i was not born it ontario which i thought made a difference. Can any one clue me in, I really would like to get this name change done, if i only could figure out where to start!!

                #38 *New* Mrs. G

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                  Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:09 AM

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                  Originally Posted by BachataBride
                  LOL...glad I'm not the only one!! The only thing that has my new name is facebook!!
                  hehehe, is it sad that FB is the FIRST place I changed my last name right after the wedding? lol
                  ok ladies, i am so confused. We legally got married here in canada (ontario) do I have to apply to the registrar to get my marriage license or will i get a copy of it. The justice of the peace said it takes approx 10 weeks to process but she didn't say whether i had to apply or not. I really don't want to change my name on my birth certificate, but i was not born it ontario which i thought made a difference. Can any one clue me in, I really would like to get this name change done, if i only could figure out where to start!!
                  You may want to check out Online Services for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates at the Service Ontario website. I'm not changing my BC because I was born with that family name.

                  #39 BachataBride

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                    Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

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                    Originally Posted by *New* Mrs. G
                    I'm not changing my BC because I was born with that family name.
                    Agreed - I don't really think anyone should change their BC. That's what they were born as, so that who you are. In changing your BC you are legally changing your name, but with changing everything else you are assuming the name. You will always be Jane (maiden name)...but you will be Jane (married name) too - if that makes any sense!

                    #40 *New* Mrs. G

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                      Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:55 PM

                      Woo-hoo!!

                      Did my DL, SIN card, both banks & car insurance today!! I have to fill out a whole passport application again and GO to the office!! I'm SOOOOO tired of long & slow lineups!!

                      Oh ya, here's a tip... Before you go to change your ID etc., make sure you practice your new signature!! Practice, practice, practice!!




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