Changing your surname is, to some extent, the beginning of a new life. And looking at the impressive list of documents that need to be changed, it can be considered new in the truest sense of the word.
Most often, girls have to change their surname after marriage. On the one hand, this is a happy event, because now two people have become a single whole, a real family with one common surname. The honeymoon may be overshadowed by the list of documents that need to be replaced as soon as possible, and for this you will have to go through many different instances and in some places to defend long lines.
What to change first
First, you need to change your Russian passport. This must be done within 1 month, otherwise you will face a fine. You need to go to the passport office, have an old passport with you, a certificate of marriage or divorce, a receipt for payment of state fees and 4 passport photos. On the spot, you will be given an application form to fill out, and in 1, 5-4 weeks you can come for a new passport.
Changing bank cards is also required. You can do this either yourself at the bank or through your employer. From the documents, you must provide copies of the marriage certificate and a new passport, an old card and a completed application.
The change of the compulsory medical insurance policy has no time limits, but it is still better not to delay. At a critical moment, problems with an invalid policy will be completely out of place. You can change it yourself at the insurance company or through your employer. The new policy will be made in about 2 months.
Driving licenses also do not have a limited period, but after changing the surname, the old license will become invalid. You need to apply to the MREO of the traffic police and have a new passport, marriage certificate, medical certificate, driver card, receipt of payment of state duty and old license with you. Your rights will be replaced within 2 months.
A certificate of pension insurance for a new surname will be made by the personnel department at the place of work. If you change it yourself, go to the pension fund with a statement, old certificate and new passport.
TIN provides only for a change of surname, the number of the certificate will remain the same. With the old certificate, a copy of the marriage certificate and a completed application, the form of which will be issued on the spot, you need to contact the tax office. The process will take a maximum of 10 days.
What can wait
If you do not plan to travel in the near future, you do not need to change your passport. The most important thing is not to forget that you have it with an old surname when you are planning to fly to rest. This document is changed at OVIR in a few weeks.
In a matter of minutes, a new surname will be entered in the work book instead of the old one. You need to provide a marriage certificate and a new passport to the HR department.
Changing documents is troublesome and can take a lot of time. But after you have done everything, you can breathe a sigh of relief and be proud to wear your new surname.