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Liechtenstein - Change Your Name (Deed Poll)

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The application requires a manual signature.

You can complete the application electronically and thus take advantage of the online form. After entering your application data, you must print the form, sign and submit in paper form to the competent official authority.

The electronic submission is not possible because of the following / following reasons:

The property business requires that the customer appears at the official site personally.


According to Art. 46 PGR can be done to change the name, for important reasons, in personal or business or professional relationships exist for it.

Required documents and information

Detailed, written Request for change of first name.

Costs CHF 300.00

Invoice is automatically sent by the national treasury.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Certificate of Criminal Record
  • Request Addressed to the Minister of Justice
  • Application addressed to the Registrar
  • Identity Card (original and photocopy)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Registry Office (Zivilstandsamt)
Post Office:
St. Florinsgasse 3
PO Box 684
9490 Vaduz
St. Florinsgasse 3
9490 Vaduz
Phone: +423 236 69 26
Fax: +423 236 69 29
Email: [email protected]
Opening times
Monday to Friday
08:00 to 12:00
13:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
8:30 to 11:30
14:00 to 16:30
14:00 to 18:00
Civil Registry Office Contacts

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The detailed reasoned request for change of name must be submitted in writing to the Liechtenstein registry office. The cost of a name change is CHF 300.00.


The cost of a name change is CHF 300.00.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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It is found in Art. 46 to 49 PGR. The legal basis for the implementation of name changes. In principle, a change of name may be made if important reasons in personal or business or professional relationships exist for it. In the implementation of changes of name according to Art. 46 ff. PGR however, the special provisions of the General Civil Code must be observed. In the Austrian Civil Code 139 are especially (name of the illegitimate child), authoritative 154 (consent of both parents of children with name changes) and 165 to 165 c (names leadership of the illegitimate child).

Required Information[edit]

  • Your name as listed on birth certificate or immigration or citizenship documents.
  • The full name you are applying to change to (if you are changing your name).
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status and details
  • Places of residence for last three months
  • Address for Correspondence

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Need for the Document[edit]

If you are using, or wish to use, a name other than your registered name, there is no legal requirement that you formally change your name. It is, however, recommended that you change your name officially, both for identification and as evidence of your name change.

Name change generally refers to the legal act by a person of adopting a name different from their name at birth, marriage or adoption. The procedures and ease of a name change vary between jurisdictions.

Information which might help[edit]

Change of name after a divorce

According to the law of 17 December 1998 on the amendment of the Marriage Act (LGBl. 1999 no. 28, Section 3, Art. 66), the spouse whose name was changed to the marriage, the right, within one year of validity of the on to explain divorce denominated judgment against the Liechtenstein registry office that he accepts the ancestral name or the name he bore before the marriage again. In exceptional cases this declaration may be made even after the deadline.

The family names of the children are not affected by the name change in this sense.

Who wants to take its former name after the entry into force of law to divorce again, please contact with the Liechtenstein Civil Registry Office in touch to arrange a date for the name change. The cost of a name change is CHF 100.00.

Change of name of children

Extramarital children, illegitimate children, children from a previous marriage

Since the various kinds of name changes of children relate to different laws, we recommend you to personally contact the Liechtenstein Civil Registry Office in connection to obtain detailed information.

The father gives the minor extra-marital child his family name

According to the law of 22 October 1992 on the amendment of the General Civil Code (LGBl. 1993 no. 54, Art. 165 Civil Code), the husband of the mother or the father of the minor child to give his last name.

With a name change, we may ask you to sit with the Liechtenstein Civil Registry Office in touch to arrange a date for the name change. The cost of a name change is CHF 100.00.

Name after marriage

Liechtenstein citizens are under the name Liechtenstein legislation (according PGR).

The couple has to decide which of the two names they (family name is the name which is transferred to the children) as surnames want to lead.

The spouse whose name is name can not declare that he intends to maintain its current name to form a double name. In this case, the previous name of this spouse is prefixed to the surnames of both spouses, granting a hyphen or followed. Wearing the spouse already a double name, he can only use his first name.

Foreign brides and grooms names are subject to legislation of private international law (PIL).

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You may want to change your name because:

  • You have just gotten married
  • You have divorced
  • You just want a change
  • In case of adoption

External Links[edit]

Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Ministry for Home Affairs, Justice and Economic Affairs

Liechtenstein - Principality of Liechtenstein

Name Change (Namensnderung)

Civil Registry Office (Zivilstandsamt)


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The civil registry is the central authority for civil status events. It introduces the various civil registers, takes Marriage, wearing a same-sex partnerships, edited birth, marriage and death events and can recognize foreign civil status events.

In addition, the civil registry is responsible for the registration and Liechtenstein national registration to illegitimate children Liechtenstein fathers.

Other responsibilities include the management of the certificate of citizenship register, the output of register extracts, documents and confirmations, the issue of death recordings as well as the implementation of name changes.

Also with regard to naturalization Civil Status Office plays an important role, as it makes naturalization due to a longer-term residence, naturalization as a result of marriage or naturalization under the normal procedure.