The reason for changing the surname can be various factors: marriage or divorce, restoration of the historical surname, changing the surname to a more euphonic one, and so on. Regardless of the reasons for changing your surname, you must perform a number of specific actions.
To change the surname, a citizen of the Russian Federation must contact the registry office with a statement, which indicates the current personal data of the applicant and the reasons why it is necessary to change them. If you do not want to advertise the reason for changing your surname, it is enough to indicate that you are exercising your right to change your name and surname in accordance with article 19 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. about the birth of children (if any). When applying, the applicant must pay a state fee in the amount of one minimum wage. The registry office is obliged to request copies of civil status records within a month to make the necessary changes. Change of name for persons aged 14 to 18 is carried out only with the written consent of both parents. For single-parent families, the conclusion of the guardianship authorities will be required. The decision on each request to change the name is made individually Not only and not so much the reason for the change is taken into account, it is important to confirm that the actions taken are not a way of evading any obligations. In case of a positive decision, the registry office independently makes a record of changes in acts of civil status. The person who applied to change the surname is issued a certificate containing past and current personal data and the date of their change. After changing the surname through the registry office, the owner of the new surname must independently apply to the appropriate authorities to amend the main documents: passport, insurance pension certificate, work book, certificate of individual taxpayer number, documents on ownership of real estate, bank documents on the ownership of deposits and securities.