Declaration of the right to a name
Surname declarations can be made in the following cases, among others:
In the case of spouses:
- Subsequent determination of a married name, e.g. after marriage abroad
- Declaration of a double name (prefixing and appending a name to the married name) by a spouse
- Re-adoption of the former name after dissolution of the marriage
- Granting of the mother's name with the consent of the parent who does not have custody
- Granting of names by the mother and her husband
- Redetermination of the maiden name after the establishment of joint custody by the parents
- Follow-up declaration to a change of name of the parents or one of the parents
- Determination of a birth name for the first time after the birth of the child abroad
Whether and in what form a name declaration or name change is possible in each case must be clarified in each individual case by the competent authority.
Declarations under the law on names are generally irrevocable.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in which the marriage was concluded or the child was born. The declaration may also be made to the administration where the applicant resides.
Which documents are required?
Documents are required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fee: 30,00 EURPayment in advance: No
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The declaration of name shall take effect upon receipt by the competent authority.
If the name declaration is submitted to an incompetent authority, it does not become effective until it has been received by the competent authority (the marriage or place of birth).
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.