Morocco - Apply for a Surname
- 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
- Go to the Civil Status Office.
- Bring the required documents.
- Present the documents.
- Apply for the surname.
There is no required document when applying for a surname.
Office Locations & Contacts
- Ministry of the Interior
Avenue Mohammed V,
T : 537-761-861
F : 537-762-056
The Mother or father can apply for a surname for their newborn.
There is no fee in applying for a surname.
Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid. e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
Documents to Use
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It may take 3 days for processing the application for surname.
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation. Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed. e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".
Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents. e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.
A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure. e.g. 1. Date of Birth. 2. City or County of Birth.
Need for the Document
To apply for a surname is a mandatory process for parents. After birth, the parents must go to the civil status office to register the new born and therefore choose a forename. The criteria of choice are: to avoid choosing non-Moroccan, compound names and those derived from names of cities, villages, or tribes. Forenames must not be of prejudice to public order and to values.
Information which might help
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate. e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
Choice of surname:
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