Change of name

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To fill out a Change of Name form, you must provide a suitable legal document such as one of the examples listed, or provide an official statutory declaration (PDF) form that justifies your change of name.

The Centre offers Commissioner of Oaths services free of charge to University students, staff, faculty, and alumni, even if it does not relate to University business.​ 

Updating University of Waterloo Records 

Please note: changing the name on your student record means that we, as a University, report this name to provincial/external organizations. This can create potential issues with OSAP, tax receipts, health insurance, and grad school applications. This is especially important for international students, as it may impact travel visas.