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What​ ​name​ ​should​ ​you​ ​use​ ​when​ ​booking​ ​your​ ​honeymoon?

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What​ ​name​ ​should​ ​you​ ​use​ ​when​ ​booking​ ​your​ ​honeymoon?

As​ ​wedding​ ​season​ ​in​ ​Cape​ ​Breton​ ​begins​ ​to​ ​wind​ ​down,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be mindful​ ​of​ ​what​ ​name​ ​you​ ​use​ ​when​ ​booking​ ​your​ ​honeymoon.​ ​​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​travelling soon​ ​after​ ​your​ ​wedding,​ ​you​ ​should​ ​be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​book​ ​your​ ​travel​ ​in​ ​your​ ​maiden​ ​name since​ ​you​ ​probably​ ​will​ ​not​ ​have​ ​time​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​your​ ​name​ ​change​ ​before​ ​leaving​ ​for your​ ​holiday​ ​escape.​ ​​ ​If​ ​you​ ​intend​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​in​ ​the​ ​months​ ​following​ ​your​ ​wedding,​ ​you should​ ​consider​ ​whether​ ​you​ ​will​ ​have​ ​time​ ​to​ ​obtain​ ​a​ ​new​ ​passport​ ​in​ ​your​ ​married name​ ​before​ ​you​ ​leave​ ​for​ ​your​ ​trip.​ ​​ ​If​ ​not,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​probably​ ​best​ ​to​ ​schedule​ ​your​ ​travel​ ​in your​ ​maiden​ ​name,​ ​and​ ​proceed​ ​with​ ​changing​ ​your​ ​last​ ​name​ ​upon​ ​your​ ​return. We​ ​also​ ​recommend​ ​to​ ​our​ ​clients​ ​to​ ​to​ ​carry​ ​with​ ​them​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​their​ ​marriage certificate​ ​while​ ​travelling,​ ​if​ ​they​ ​have​ ​only​ ​recently​ ​changed​ ​their​ ​last​ ​name​ ​and​ ​have not​ ​finished​ ​obtaining​ ​all​ ​of​ ​your​ ​new​ ​identification.​ ​That​ ​way,​ ​if​ ​they​ ​happen​ ​to​ ​find themselves​ ​with​ ​identification​ ​issued​ ​in​ ​the​ ​wrong​ ​name,​ ​they​ ​can​ ​produce documentation​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​the​ ​difference.​

​To​ ​legally​ ​change​ ​your​ ​name,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​obtain​ ​a copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​application​ ​form,​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​call​ ​Service​ ​Canada​ ​at​ ​1-800-461-2156​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​mail​ ​an​ ​application​ ​form​ ​to​ ​you​ ​or​ ​visit​ ​this​ ​website​ ​for​ ​details: https://novascotia.ca/sns/access/vitalstats/changing-name.asp​​ ​(Once​ ​the​ ​application has​ ​been​ ​processed​ ​(Service​ ​Canada​ ​quotes​ ​a​ ​turn-around​ ​time​ ​of​ ​6-8​ ​weeks),​ ​Service Canada​ ​will​ ​send​ ​you​ ​a​ ​Certificate​ ​of​ ​Name​ ​Change.)