In fact, the change of name, surname and patronymic is not such a rare occurrence. According to paragraph 2 of Article 19 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and Chapter VII of Federal Law No. 143 "On Acts of Civil Status", an adult citizen of Russia has every right to change his first name, last name and patronymic. You can do this at least every month.
Wait until the age of majority. In accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation, a name change is possible only upon reaching the age of 18. From the age of 14 - with parental consent. Change of name up to 14 years old is carried out only on the initiative of the parents and with the consent of the guardianship authorities. According to the Family Code of the Russian Federation, if the parents live separately and the parent with whom the child lives wants to give him his last name, the guardianship and trusteeship authority resolves this issue depending on the interests of the child and taking into account the opinion of the other parent. Taking into account the opinion of the other parent is not necessary if it is impossible to establish his whereabouts, deprivation of his parental rights, recognition as incompetent, as well as in cases of evasion without good reason from the upbringing and maintenance of the child. If a child is born of persons who are not married to each other, and paternity has not been legally established, the guardianship and trusteeship body, based on the interests of the child, has the right to allow his surname to be changed to that of the mother.
Changing the surname of one of the parents does not entail changing the surname of minor children, but if both parents changed their surnames (one or different), then they must contact the registry office and change the child's data to the new surname of one of them. For adults, changes can only be made with their consent.
Submit an application to the registry office. There are several options here: contact the registry office at your place of residence or the registry office that issued you the birth certificate. Residents of some regions of the Russian Federation can apply through the gosuslugi.ru portal. The application must contain the following information: full name, date and place of birth, citizenship, nationality (indicated at the request of the applicant), place of residence, marital status (married or not, widows, divorced) of the applicant; Full name, date of birth of each of the applicant's children who have not reached the age of majority; details of the civil status records drawn up earlier in relation to the applicant and in relation to each of his children who have not reached the age of majority; Full name chosen by the person wishing to change the name; reasons for changing the name; signature and date.
Simultaneously with the submission of the application, the following documents must be submitted: birth certificate of the person wishing to change the name; marriage certificate if the applicant is married; a divorce certificate if the applicant applies for a premarital surname in connection with the divorce; birth certificate of each of the applicant's children who have not reached the age of majority.
Pay the state fee. This can be done at any branch of the Sberbank of the Russian Federation. In accordance with paragraphs. 4 clause 1 of Art. 333.26 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the state duty for changing the surname, name, patronymic is 1000 rubles. Subsequently, you will have to pay an additional 200 rubles for each new certificate of registration of acts of civil status (for a new marriage certificate, etc.).
Get a certificate of name change. After 1 month from the date of application, you will be issued a certificate of name change, which is the basis for replacing your passport and other documents. This period can be increased to 2 months by the head of the civil registry office if there are valid reasons (for example, if copies of civil status records, which need to be amended), have not been received.If you were denied state registration of the change of name, the head of the registry office must inform the reason for the refusal in writing and return the documents you submitted. The name change certificate contains the following information: name before and after their change, date and place of birth, citizenship, nationality of the person who changed the name; date of compilation and number of the record of the act on the change of name; place of state registration of name change; date of issue of certificate of name change.