Wait until adulthood. In accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation, a name change is possible only on reaching 18 years of age. From 14 years with parental consent. Name change under 14 years is carried out only on the initiative of parents and with the consent of the guardianship. According to the family code, if parents live separately and the parent with whom the child lives wishes to give it his surname, the guardianship and guardianship body resolves this question depending on interests of the child and taking into account the views of the other parent. The voices of the other parent is not required in case of impossibility of establishment of its location, deprivation of its parental rights, a recognition incapacitated, and also in cases of evasion without good reasons from upbringing of the child. If the child was born from persons, not married among themselves, and the paternity legally is not established, the body of guardianship and guardianship proceeding from interests of the child shall be entitled to permit to change its surname on a surname of mother.
Change the name of one of the parents does not entail the change of name of minor children, but if both parents changed their names (one or different), they must apply to the registry office and change the data on the name of one of them. Adult children changes may be made only with their consent.
Submit an application to the Registrar. Here you have several options: contact the registry office at the place of residence or the registry office which issued your birth certificate. The inhabitants of some regions of the Russian Federation may apply through the portal The statement must contain the following information: name, date and place of birth, citizenship, nationality (to be indicated at the request of the applicant), a residence, the marital status (is or is not married, widowed, divorced) of the applicant; name, date of birth of each of the applicant's children under the age of majority; details of the records of acts of civil status, made earlier in respect of the applicant and in respect of each of his children under the age of majority; name chosen by the person wanting to change the name; reasons for change of name; signature and date.
Simultaneously with the filing of the application, you must submit the following documents: birth certificate of the person wishing to change the name; certificate of marriage if applicant is married; a certificate of dissolution of marriage if an applicant requests assignment of his premarital surname in connection with the divorce; the birth certificate of each child applicant under the age of majority.
Pay state fee. This can be done in any branch of Sberbank of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the PP. 4 clause 1 of article 333.26 of the tax code, the state duty for the change of surname, name, patronymic is 1000 rubles. Later will have to pay 200 rubles for each new certificate of registration of acts of civil status (for a new marriage certificate, etc.).
Will receive a certificate of name change. After 1 month from the day of application you will be issued a certificate of name change, which is the basis for a replacement passport and other documents. This period may be increased to 2 a month by the head of the registry office for valid reasons (for example, if you have not received copies of records of acts of civil status to which you want to make changes). If you are refused in the state registration of change of name, the head of the registry office must inform the reason of rejection in writing and return you submitted the documents. Certificate of change of name contains the following information: full name before and after change, date and place of birth, citizenship, nationality, person, change of name; drawing up date and number of record of the certificate on name change; the place of state registration of name change; the date of issuance of the certificate of name change.