How to apply
When you make changes to your name in the population registry, you will be issued a new biometric ID card and appendix and biometric passport. If your ID card and passport are valid for a year or more, the service is free.
All new passports and IDs issued are biometric.
- Print and fill in the Change of family name form.
- Make an appointment to apply in person at one of the Population and Immigration Authority offices to issue the new biometric documents.
- All family members included in the application, who have been issued an ID and/or a passport or who are over 16 must be present when applying, in order to issue new biometric documents.
- When issuing a new biometric document you will be asked a number of questions to authenticate your identity and you will be photographed and have your index fingers scanned.
Your biometric information is saved to the Biometric Database Authority’s secure database in order to prevent forgeries and identity theft.
After your fingerprints are scanned, if you do not wish them to be saved to the database you can opt out by not giving your consent.
- Submit the change of family name form in person, together with the required documents, at your scheduled appointment.
- Issue your biometric documents after correcting your date of birth.