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Request for recognition of change of name or surname

 

Request for recognition of change of name or surname

 

Request for recognition of change of name or surname

Italian citizens who change or modify their name or surname according to the Israeli procedure will continue to appear in the Italian registers with the original name or surname. Changes and modifications of name or surname are governed by the D.P.R. 396 of 3.11.2000.

In Israel, the change or modification of name or surname takes place through an administrative procedure. In Italy, instead, the change of name and/or surname is more complex.

Procedure

1 - Preparation of documents
Collect the following documents:
• Motivated request for recognition of the change or modification of one's name and/or surname addressed to the competent Prefect in Italy;
Substitutive declaration of notary deed to confirm the non-existence of pending charges in Italy and the compliance of the procedure with local laws;
• Declaration of consent of any interested parties such as parents, spouses and adult children, accompanied by a photocopy of their identity document (only in the case of change or modification of the surname);
• Copy of your Italian passport;
• Copy of your Israeli passport or "teudat zeut";
• Original certificate of change of name and/or surname (in Hebrew "Teuda Ameida al Shenui Shem") with Apostille from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for more information click here);
• Translation into Italian of the certificate of change of name and/or surname carried out by a translator of the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem.

2 - Verification of documents and sending to Italy
Verify personally with our Consulate staff that the above documents are complete by requesting an appointment at consolare.gerusalemme@esteri.it . The day of the appointment you will pay a fee for the consular stamp “imposta di bollo” € 16 (check the consular fees to know the updated fee). After that, the Consulate will send the application to the competent Prefecture in Italy.

3 - Appointment for the posting of the "Request for change of name or surname"
Once the authorization to post the change of name and/or surname has been received from the competent Prefecture, the Consulate will contact you to make an appointment to fill in and sign a "Request for change of name or surname" and pay a consular stamp “imposta di bollo” € 16 (check the consular fees to know the updated fee). The Consulate will then proceed to post the Request to the Consular Register to allow for any objections. The posting will last for thirty days.

4 - Issue of the "Authorization Decree"
At the end of the 30 days, you will receive from the Consulate the original of the "Decree authorizing the change or modification of the name or surname", stamped with a new consular stamp “imposta di bollo” € 16 (check the consular fees to know the updated fee)(check the consular fees(check the consular fees). The Decree must be sent to your Municipality in Italy for the annotation of the change of name and/or surname on all certificates of civil status.

The Consulate will be able to issue any documents with the new name only after the above mentioned annotation is notified to the <comdulate <general of Italy in Jerusalem by the Municipality.

IMPORTANT: The procedure for changing the name or surname in Italy is subject to precise rules and advertising criteria which involve quite a long time before the new name or surname assumed abroad is actually recognized in Italy. The procedure, which involves various steps and actions between the interested party through the Italian Consulate General in Jerusalem and the Italian Authorities, can last even over two years, in a process that the Consulate cannot accelerate.

 


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