How Do I Change My Name on My Driver's Licence?

If your name has changed for any reason, you have 14 days from the time it changed to update your driver’s licence.

You can make this change in person at any AMA centre. Just be sure to bring the following items when you come in:

  • Your AMA membership card
  • Your driver’s licence
  • Proof of the name change (marriage certificate, birth certificate, legal change of name certificate)

Your Interim Driver’s Licence

The registry agent will give you a temporary interim licence to use until your new driver’s licence arrives in the mail, which can take up to 21 days (three weeks). Since your interim licence won’t have a photograph, we recommend you carry some other form of photo ID if you think you’ll need it before you new licence arrives.

Alberta’s Organ and Tissue Donation Registry

When you come into change your name on your driver’s licence, you’ll be able to register your intent and give consent to become an organ or tissue donor, as part of Alberta’s Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. The consent is done at the same time as your name change at no cost, and by choosing to be a donor you can save up to eight lives.

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