Change of surname is a serious decision that must be made by a person deliberately and carefully. Changing the surname after marriage is a common thing, most women decide in favor of the husband's surname, since they consider it more logical. Indeed, a couple is perceived as a real family when spouses and children have the same surname. But changing the name of your own free will or in connection with other circumstances has some peculiarities. What documents ultimately need to be presented to the registry office in connection with the change of surname? Let's consider several options.
So, in order to change your surname after marriage, you just need to indicate this in the application when registering your marriage, which is submitted to the registry office. After you become husband and wife, the first thing to do is to change the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. Since the change of all other documents takes place precisely on the basis of a new passport and marriage certificate.
To do this, you need to write an application to the passport office, pay a state fee and provide the corresponding receipt, bring a marriage certificate, four photographs and, of course, an old passport. Issuing a passport for a new surname takes 2 to 4 weeks. Do not delay the procedure for changing your passport, because after marriage, the old document will be valid only for a month. If you delay the shift, then you will have to pay a fine of 1,000 rubles.
If the change of surname is your desire, the documents for this will be slightly different. First, you need to contact the Civil Registry Office (REGISTRY OFFICE) and fill out an application there to change your surname. Here you will also receive receipts for payment of the duty in the amount of 500 rubles. The application states the current and desired surname, as well as the reason why you want to make the change.
Within a month, the registry office must issue its decision on the permission or prohibition of changing the surname. There are no restrictions on the choice of the surname and the number of substitutions, but most likely you will be refused if you want to take the surname of one of the first persons of the state. In other words, you must indicate a logical reason for the change of surname, which the registry office can count and satisfy your request. If the registry office gives its consent, then you will be given a certificate of surname change, with which it is already necessary to contact the passport office to change all documents.