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Change in name in PR Card after splitting name in Indian Passport

Abdul Khan

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Jun 17, 2019
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Hi Vishalv,
I am in same situation . I got my renewed Indian passport with name split.I want to travel to Indian in a month. Can I travel with new passport and old PR card.
I will really appreciate your help.
Hi Vishal, Just wanted to see if you got it done for you. I am in the same situation. I got the Indian Passport, do I need to get the Ontario Name Change Certificate too? Do I have to explain that in the form that I already got the indian passport wth correct name and now I need a certificate?
How did you do it? Thank you!

Thank you!
 
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Abdul Khan

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Jun 17, 2019
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Hello,

I am an Indian Passport holder staying in Canada on PR. My Indian passport didn't have surname and I fiilled my Canadian PR application based on that and now my PR Card, COPR , SIN has the name in same format.

Recently, I renewed my expiring passport in India and used the option to split my first name and last name (provided an affidavit and local newspaper ad to India Passsport office as supporting documents). Now, the problem is my PR Card and Passport names don't match. This is causing problem at the airport (both Canada and US), where the Kiosk machine can't scan my PR card. Immigration officer told me get it fixed in the PR card.

Now based on the older threads and the CIC website, I know, I have to apply for PR card renewal, but my question is that do I have to get the legal name change certifcate from Service Canada?

CIC website has the following information, but it is not very clear to me if my updated Indian passport would be enough for the PR card renewal application?

Submit any of these documents issued by a civil authority in a province or territory of Canada:

  • a copy of a legal change of name document, court order, adoption order, or
  • one of the following documents (unless you were married in Quebec on or after April 2, 1981 and are now a resident of this province). The document must show your new name:
    • a marriage certificate;
    • divorce decree;
    • registration;
    • declaration of union;
    • revocation of declaration or annulment of union.
If you are a permanent resident and changed your name outside of Canada, submit:

  • a foreign passport or other national authoritative document that shows your new name; and
  • an official document linking the old and new names.
Hi,

Just wanted to see if you got your PR card with split name. What was the process? I haven't applied for the Province Name Change Certificate. Is it required? Thank you1
 

india_user25

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Jul 28, 2015
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Yes, I got my name updated in PR Card without any provincial name change certificate. So, what I did was, I wrote a letter of explanation and submitted the documents that I used in India to get my passport updated (These were mandatory documents asked by passport office - Affidavit of name change, name of change notice in two newspaper).
 
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Jas88sidhu

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Sep 8, 2015
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Hi
Did u travel from India to Canada with renewed passport ?did you receive any difficulty at indian airport with different name on passport and PR card??
I am in same situation.I renewed my passport in Ontario and is travelling to India very soon with same PR card,


Please help
Hi
i am in similar situation, i renewed my passport and added husband's Last name on my indian passport and my PR card still have the my full name in my last name , so wondering if you have any issues with different last name on PR card and Indian Passport while travelling?

Thanks
 
Jun 6, 2017
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Yes, I got my name updated in PR Card without any provincial name change certificate. So, what I did was, I wrote a letter of explanation and submitted the documents that I used in India to get my passport updated (These were mandatory documents asked by passport office - Affidavit of name change, name of change notice in two newspaper).
Hi,

I have couple of questions. I currently reside in Ontario and got my names split on Indian passport here in BLS Toronto office. Now I want to update the same on PR card. Based on your experience, one doesnt need provincial name change certificate. So can I just write a letter addressing the issue with required docs - although for splitting names on passport here, no affidavit of name change was asked.
So what specific docs will be required?

Appreciate your response. Thanks in advance!!
 

sangpll2009

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Jun 16, 2018
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Hi,

I have couple of questions. I currently reside in Ontario and got my names split on Indian passport here in BLS Toronto office. Now I want to update the same on PR card. Based on your experience, one doesnt need provincial name change certificate. So can I just write a letter addressing the issue with required docs - although for splitting names on passport here, no affidavit of name change was asked.
So what specific docs will be required?

Appreciate your response. Thanks in advance!!
Could you share the procedure you followed please?
 
Jun 6, 2017
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Could you share the procedure you followed please?
Unfortunately, a written letter with some documents didnt suffice for my application. I received an email from CPC stating I need to submit Legal name change document with Police record check within 30 days (which is highly impossible), else have to go with new file submission.
Lets see if any extension in the timeline works or have to start all over again. :(
 

karthicktalk

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Sep 7, 2017
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Unfortunately, a written letter with some documents didnt suffice for my application. I received an email from CPC stating I need to submit Legal name change document with Police record check within 30 days (which is highly impossible), else have to go with new file submission.
Lets see if any extension in the timeline works or have to start all over again. :(
What happened after that? If we are not able to provide within 30 days, do they send PR card with old name?