Change of Name
A new given name, surname, or both given name and surname (personal name) can be applied for by Estonian citizens and people without citizenship staying here on the basis of residence permit. Citizens of other countries must turn to their country of citizenship (embassy) to change their name.
Submitting an application for change of name
A digitally signed application must be submitted to the Tartu City Government via email [email protected]. It needs to be marked in the application how the applicant would like to receive the decision – either digitally signed (encrypted) and sent by email or received on paper at the office.
If it is not possible to send a digitally signed application, an application can be submitted in person at the vital statistics office at Tiigi 12, Tartu. Please take your ID with you.
Mon 9–12 and 14–17.30
Wed 9–12 and 13–16
Fri 9–12 and 13–16
In order to submit your application, we kindly ask you to book an appointment in advance either electronically or via phone 742 0632. If possible, please fill out the change of name application form prior to arriving at the office.
Application for receiving a new given name, surname or personal name
Applying for a new given name and/or surname must be justified.
If necessary, the following must be submitted:
- the applicant’s birth document;
- a document verifying the applicant’s marital status;
- documents verifying the birth of the applicant’s minor children;
- if a family lineage name is desired to be received, the vital statistics documents verifying this are necessary.
Additional information: Siiri Sinijärv, phone 742 0632, email [email protected]