TN 3 (11-12)
RM 10212.096 Evidence of Name Change Based on a Canadian Document
Social Security Administration (SSA) domestic field offices accept Canadian issued
marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and annulment decrees that meet the Social
Security number (SSN) evidence review and foreign evidence guidelines as acceptable
evidence of a legal name change.
We may accept additional Canadian documents as evidence of a legal name change, if
approved by the Canadian Name Change Evidence Workgroup. Additional documents approved
by the workgroup will appear in the legal name change drop down list, on the legal
name change screen in the Enumeration System (SSNAP). Before accepting an approved
Canadian name change document, compare the document’s descriptive features against
the characteristics of a valid one, if available.
If the Canadian document submitted as evidence of a legal name change does not appear
in the legal name change drop down list in SSNAP, consult with your regional office
(RO) regarding the document’s acceptability. RO’s should submit acceptable Canadian
documents requiring an assessment to the Canadian Name Change Evidence Workgroup for
evaluation by email to ^OISP Foreign Documents.
RM 10210.210 Reviewing Age, Identity, Citizenship and Lawful Alien Status Evidence for an SSN
RM 10212.015 Evidence Requirements to Process a Name Change on the SSN
RM 10212.050 Evidence of Name Change based on a Foreign Marriage or Foreign Same-Sex
RM 10212.060 Evidence of Name Change based on a Divorce, Dissolution, or Annulment
GN 00307.000 Foreign Evidence Table of Contents
Canadian Legal Name Change Document Evaluation Website