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How Do I Request a Name Change?

If you are a VIU employee changing your legal first or last name, or want to use a preferred name instead of your legal name, please follow the process listed below:

  1. Download and complete the Name Change Request form

  2. Submit the completed form to ithelp@viu.ca and CC HR@viu.ca

    • An IT ticket will be created for the name change process.

  3. HR will process the name change in your employee record

    • HR may require additional documentation to support the change.

  4. You will be contacted by an IT technician to assess the impact of the desired name change and prepare for the change to ensure you do not lose access to any VIU applications.

  5. IT will make the required network changes. If any follow up is needed, you may be notified again by the IT Technician.

  6. You will be notified when the name change process has been completed.

Who can use this service?

Employee