My Care Card (BC Medical) arrived in today's mail. That was only four & a bit weeks, which is not too bad, but simply doesn't compare for speed of the other gov't depts, which surprised me by their speediness. That should be it for updating the ID - oh, I forgot that I had to send back my new extended benefits card because I had neglected to inform my employer of the legal change. Who knows when that will be sorted.
My SIN card arrived this past Thursday, which is just a litle longer than a week from the time I ordered it, so that's fairly speedy for a federal gov't division. I have sent away my request for a new CareCard, so we'll see how long that takes. You already know it will be slow when they only accept mail and cheques - no fax or credit cards. How so last century.
Yes, it has my new name, but somehow it feels okay. This document just says that the individual named as blah blah was born on such and such a day in such and such place. It doesn't seem to have a historical context. Anyhoo. If I hadn't been so lazy, I could have made my SIN request yesterday. But I was lazy, so I will try to do it Wednesday morning.
Next, the birth certificate.
I still think it is silly that my birth certificate name will change.