IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
In 12 February 2007 correspondence, an official posted at the Canadian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, which covers Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, provided the following information.
A person wishing to obtain a legal name change must obtain the services of a lawyer. The lawyer then prepares an affidavit or a "deed poll" which is submitted to the registrar of the central registry. The official believed that the registrar then registers the new name and the legal name change is made.
An official of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Consulate General in Toronto partially corroborated the above mentioned information, stating in 16 February 2007 correspondence that in order to obtain a legal name change, one would have to hire a lawyer to complete a deed poll and "have it registered at the Registry in Saint Vincent."
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Canada. 12 February 2007. Canadian High
Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. Correspondence
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 16
February 2007. Consulate General, Toronto. Correspondence from
Additional Sources Consulted
Internet sites, including:
Consulate General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Toronto,
Embassy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in Washington, DC, High
Commission for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States in
Ottawa, United States Department of State.