People aged from 16 might change not only name and surname but also the patronymic name; while people at the age of 14 and 15 are allowed to change the patronymic name only with the agreements of parents or guardian.
How to change the patronymic name?
The state registration of changes is held upon the request of a person in the departments of the state civil registration at the place of registration of an applicant. It is necessary to write an application and attach the necessary documents.
What documents are required to change patronymic?
- passport of a citizen of Ukraine (for citizens who are 16-year-old);
- certificate of birth;
- certificate of marriage (if the applicant is married);
- certificate of dissolution of marriage (if marriage is dissolved);
- birth certificates of children (underaged);
- certificate on change of name of applicant, father or mother if it was changed earlier;
- photo 3x4;
- receipt for payment of state tax and in case of application on the amendment of acts of civil status.
When it is enough to have the permission of one of the parents for a change of patronymic of a child?
- if one of the parents is declared missing;
- if one of the parents pronounced dead;
- if one of the parents recognized limited legal competence or incapacitated;
- if one of the parents deprived of parental rights;
- information about one of the parents is removed from the record on birth;
- if information about the husband as father put to the record on birth at the request of the mother.
The objection of one of the parents toward the change of patronymic name of a child will be decided through the children's services or court (in such a case, the authorities will consider the performance of duties by parents toward a child and other circumstances confirming that the change of patronymic meets the interests of a child).
Why it might be refused to change the patronymic name?
- when an applicant is under investigation, court or administrative oversight;
- an applicant has a criminal record that is not cleared or not removed in the order established by the law;
- there are official appeals of the law enforcement bodies of foreign states that a person is put on the wanted list;
- provision of a false statement by the applicant.