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Cyprus - Change Name of Person Born Abroad

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The application for the change name/surname change can be submitted by individuals, who are Cypriot citizens.

Following are procedures on how to apply for change of name of persons born abroad.


  • Cypriot Citizens

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. To apply for a name change submit all the required documents.
  2. Pay the application fee.

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Required Documents

  • Letter requesting the change and explaining the reasons for the change
  • Affidavit before a Registrar of a Cypriot Court on a designated form:
    • If the requested name and/ or surname change is for a minor the Affidavit needs to be signed by both parents, unless the sole parental care was granted to one parent by a court order. In this case a photocopy of the relevant court order should be attached
  • Original Certificate of Cypriot nationality or original Consular Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of receipt for the amount of 80 euros paid as fees.


  • Application Fee: 80 EUR


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Civil Registry and Migration Department

1457 Nicosia

Tel: 22804400, 22804511, 22804425

Fax: 22804534


Administrative Officer (Civil Registry)

Christos Platritis


Contact Number: 22804488

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Change of Name for Person of Cypriot Origin Born Abroad:


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