Moldova - Obtain Certificate of Name or/and Surname Change
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
- You may submit your request at the civil status office or local town hall where the record is being kept.
- When you submit your request make sure that you also bring a valid ID and a written authorization (if you are applying for the procedure as a representative).
- Pay for the certificate and wait for the advice from the registry officer about when can you come back to collect the certificate.
- Note: You may also submit your request by phone, call this number to know how - (022)25-70-70
If you are outside Moldova
You may submit your request for a civil status certificate through a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Moldova. A link is provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" which you can use to get in touch with the nearest embassy or consular office of Moldova.
- Completed request form
- Identity card (original and copy) of the person requesting the certificate and his/her representative (if applicable)
- Proof of empowerment representation (if the request is being submitted by a representative)
- Civil status certificate that can prove that the applicant is related to the person named on the certificate.
Office Locations & Contacts
Civil Status Service
Chisinau City, 11/1 M. Viteazul Street
- Person named on the certificate
- Authorized representative (must be able to present an authorization in writing)
- Ordinary (30 days): 10 lei
- 20 days : 35 lei
- 15 days: 85 lei
- 5 days: 135 lei
- 24 hours: 185 lei
- 1 hour: 260 lei
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Civil Status Certificates
Duplicates of civil status certificates are issued to citizens request and have the same legal value as the certificates issued at the moment of registration of civil status act.
Civil status certificates issued to replace an old or loss certificate are marked with an inscription "DUPLICATE".
Duplicate of civil status certificate is issued in these following cases:
- Certificates deterioration
- Loss of certification
- Requesting the certificate of new model in connection with its transcription in Latin spelling.
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Need for the Document
This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a copy of a Certificate of Name or/and Surname Change issued in Moldova.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate
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