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Paraguay - Change Your Name (Deed Poll)

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Procedure[edit]

  • Obtain all necessary documents in applying for the change of name.
  • Submit your application along with all other requirements.
  • Once the new name or surname is accepted, you may proceed in registering your new name.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Court Officer (Original)
  • Authenticated copy of the SD by the Judicial Clerk.
  • Copy of Cedula or Professional Registration.
  • Copy of place of origin or Central Archive.
  • Corresponding stamp.
  • (Add Name) * Copy of Birth Certificate and Recognition.
  • NOTE: No names are rectified.
  • If rectify the sex and date of birth ESSENTIAL requirement.
  • Copy Liveborn authenticated by the official where Obra registration.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate General of Civil Registry
Street Address: Conception and / Cedar and Lapacho - Barrio Hippodrome / Assumption
Hours: Monday to Friday - 7:00 to 13:00 Hs.
Phones: 595 (021) 560 400/06
Faxes: (021) 560,400 / 06 Int. 218
Email: [email protected]
Web Page: http://www.registrocivil.gov.py
Directorate General of Civil Registry Offices



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Eligibility[edit]

People choose to change their name for a variety of reasons. Maybe you just want to change the spelling of your name, you don't like the name your parents gave you, you want to get rid of your middle name, you want to remove any family associations, or maybe you just want a change. You can legally change your first name, middle name or surname, or any combination of those.



Fees[edit]

Rectification Application Forms, Validation Reconstitution c and / or Gs. 2,000

Stamps: 4.700Gs.


Validity[edit]

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



Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links



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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.



Processing Time[edit]

3 months


Related Videos[edit]

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". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

The physical presence of the person is essential to perform the procedure



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]

Typically, you may legally change your name to whatever name you'd like. There are some exceptions, though:

  • You can't change your name just to escape debt liability or to hide from criminal liability.
  • You can't change your name in order to commit a crime.
  • You can't change your name with the intention to mislead. This usually involves taking the name of a famous person. Courts typically do not allow this, unless you have a convincing reason that is not related to the famous person or the use of his or her name.
  • You can't choose a confusing name one that includes numerals or punctuation. However, some courts have permitted people to spell out the numbers, for example "Seven" instead of "7".
  • You can't choose a name that would intimidate, offend, or be considered obscene.
  • You can't choose a racial slur.


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]

Official site of the Supreme Court

Directorate General of Civil Registry

Ministry of Justice and Labour of Paraguay

Procedures Paraguay



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Others[edit]

How you should go about changing your name will depend upon which category you fit into. Changing your name after marriage or divorce is quite a simple process, while changing your name 'just because' requires a little more effort, but it is still quite straight forward and a lot easier than it used to be.

To change your name, submit a petition to your local Superior Court that details the reasons you'd like to change your name. After the court approves your request, you'll then need to update your Social Security card, driver's license and passport.