Changing the forename and surname

Reception of applications for changing the forename and surname and collection of documentation for conducting proceedings in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and for decision making. Issuance of the directive by the Home Secretary for signature.

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To submit an application:

Where to start

1. Study the form application for assigning a new forename, surname and a personal name. 2. Come to Pärnu mnt 67, Tallinn to personallu submit the name change application.3. In addition to the passport and the identity card, have the following marital status documents with you:

    • if your marital status is single, the birth document;

    • if your marital status is marrie, the birth document and marriage document;

    • if your marital status is divorced, the birth document and divorce document;

    • if your marital status is widow, the birth document, marriage document and the death document of the spouse;



If you have minor children, then also submit their birth documentation.If you want to use the family's surname, then also the marital status documentation that confirm it. Marital status documentation that was issued in foreign country must be either legalized or confirmed with an apostil in a corresponding agency in the country that issued it and a notarised translation into Estonian must be added. .2. Come to Pärnu mnt 67, Tallinn to personallu submit the name change application.3. In addition to the passport and the identity card, have the following marital status documents with you:· if your marital status is single, the birth document;· if your marital status is marrie, the birth document and marriage document;· if your marital status is divorced, the birth document and divorce document;· if your marital status is widow, the birth document, marriage document and the death document of the spouse;If you have minor children, then also submit their birth documentation.If you want to use the family's surname, then also the marital status documentation that confirm it. Marital status documentation that was issued in foreign country must be either legalized or confirmed with an apostil in a corresponding agency in the country that issued it and a notarised translation into Estonian must be added.

Personal identification

Submit the passport or the identity card.

What to do with the form

Submit the name change application to our official personally. According to the Names Act the reasons for application for new surname at request of person (§17) reasons for application for new given name at request of person (§19) have been identified. Estonian citizens and persons having a permanent residence in Estonia and who are not citizens of some other country can apply for the name change. Citizens of other countries will have to contact the representation (embassy) of their state for the name change.

Result

The Ministry of Internal Affairs decides whether to assign a new name. The response arrives to the Vital Statistics Department as an extract of a directive of the Home Secretary. You will receive the directive extract for signature.

What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

To achive the desired result follow our instructions.

Tallinna Perekonnaseisuamet
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Telephone: 6457486
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