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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Request a change in the child's surname after birth


You can redefine your child's name if you do not exercise joint custody with the other parent until after birth.

  • Child already has a name
  • Joint care of the parents is only justified in retrospect
  • if the child is 5 years of age or older: consent of the child
  • Child birth certificate (with official translation if applicable)
  • Identity cards or passports
  • Marriage certificate or
  • Proof of custody

In individual cases, further documents may be required. You can ask for this at the registry office.

The redetermination of the birth name must take place within 3 months of the establishment of joint custody of the child.

Please contact the registry office.

You can submit the declaration of the name change to any registry office. You must have them certified either by a notary or registrar. The declaration takes effect as soon as it arrives at the registry office.

You will receive a certificate of name change.

The marriage register and the birth register will be updated.

If you or your spouse or child do not speak german, you must call in an interpreter at your own expense.

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