Request a change of your surname and/or first name

Luxembourg nationals, whether they reside in Luxembourg or abroad, can apply to the Ministry of Justice to have their surname and/or first name(s) changed.

The application must be submitted to the Minister of Justice:

  • in writing; or
  • personally; or
  • through a lawyer.

You must attach the following documents to the application:

  • a copy of a valid identity card or passport;
  • a complete and recent copy of the birth certificate;
  • documents that may support the application.

Important: the application must be reasoned, i.e. it must specify the circumstances that justify the change of your surname and/or first name(s). The applicant must prove exceptional circumstances and important reasons.

For more information on the application for a change of surname or first name, please consult our explanatory information page.

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