Name, Surname And Nationality Law Of Change Of Records

Original Language Title: Vārda, uzvārda un tautības ieraksta maiņas likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/191209

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the name, surname and nationality law of changing the records article 1. The task of the law law regulates the legal basis for the person's name, surname and nationality entry. 2. article. Name change (1) first or last name (name and surname) may change the person, which is a Latvian citizen, non-citizen or stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia assigned status when it reached 15 years of age and if there is any of the following reasons: 1) first or last name makes people into society;
2) person wants birth record you typed into the add a second word. Name who first entered in the register shall be regarded as the principal name;
3) person wants to get or add to your spouse's last name last name;
4) person wants to get your family surname in direct ascending line;
5) you wish to return to their homeland or maiden name, if this is not done, or after a divorce, marriage annulment;
6) person changed gender;
7) one of the minor's parents or both parents have been convicted for intentional, serious or particularly serious crime.
(2) the first subparagraph of this article, paragraph 7 in the case referred to in the first or last name (first and last names), you can also change the minor who has not reached 15 years of age. 3. article. Records a change of nationality (1) a Person who is a Latvian citizen, non-citizen or stateless persons in the Republic of Latvia assigned status, is entitled to change nationality once record against their direct relatives in the ascending nationalities within two generations, when it reached 15 years of age and can prove their relationship with these persons.
(2) the Person on whose record changed nationalities before adulthood, is entitled to change the ethnicity entry after adulthood, subject to the conditions of the first subparagraph. 4. article. Name, surname or nationality change application record (1) a Person who wishes to change your first name or last name (name and surname) or nationality shall be submitted to the registry office records Department (hereinafter the Department) written submission indicating the name or last name (first name and last name) or record the reason for a change of ethnicity (hereinafter application).
(2) a minor between the ages of 15 and 18 years shall submit the application with the consent of parents or guardians.
(3) if the minor has not reached 15 years of age, the application of this law article 2, first paragraph, paragraph 7 in the case referred to by the father or the mother, or guardian.
(4) If a person with the judgment of the Court of Justice recognised as incapacitated, by its patron.
(5) a Person who is in a foreign State, the application shall be submitted to the Latvian diplomatic or consular office of the Ministry of Justice to transfer the civil registry Department (hereinafter referred to as the Department).
(6) the cabinet shall determine the sample submission form. 5. article. Name change of the necessary documents (1) a Person who wishes to change the name or last name (first name and last name), the application shall be submitted personally, by presenting an identity document.
(2) the application shall be accompanied by: 1) this law, article 4, second subparagraph, in the case referred to in the minors parental written consent first or last name (first name and last name) change or if the minor is under guardianship, the guardian's written consent, and fosters the decision of first name or last name (first name and last name) in Exchange for compliance with the interests of minors;
2) this law article 4, third and fourth in the case referred to in the decision of the family courts of first name or last name (first name and last name) in the custody of the Exchange compliance with minors or legally incompetent persons interest;
3) photography (4.5 x 3.5 cm).
(3) chapter of the other vital statistics office for the examination of an application requesting the necessary documents: 1) extract from the birth registry for birth of the person;
2) extract from the marriage register, if the person is married;
3) extract from the marriage register that certifies the fact of divorce or marriage annulment (statement or certificate from the divorce registry, extract from the register of marriages with divorce or, having been convicted by a judgment of divorce or annulment);
4) extract from the birth registry for birth of a child, if the person is a minor child;
5) the other to change the first name or last name necessary documents.
(4) chapter of the punishment register requires a statement of personal convictions. Punishment register to reply within 10 working days. 6. article. The change of the nationality of the record necessary documents (1) a Person wishing to change nationality, submit to the Department an application record personally, by presenting an identity document.
(2) the application shall be accompanied by: 1) father or mother's birth certificate or extract from the birth registry, proving a person's relationship with direct ascendants, and the documents that confirm the nationalities of those persons;
2) of this Act article 4 second subparagraph, in the case referred to in the minors parental consent in writing of the change of nationality of the record or, if the minor is under guardianship, the guardian's written consent, and fosters the decision of change of nationality, record compliance with minors ' interests;
3 article 4 of this law), fourth in the case referred to in the decision of ethnicity fosters record exchange compliance with legally incompetent person's interests;
4) Cabinet established Liv (Livonian) opinion on a person's ethnic origin, if the person wants the current record to change nationality to nationality, the entry "lībiet (Livonian)" and the second paragraph of article 1 of the documents referred to ethnic origin can not be demonstrated;
5) educational document or other document certifying the highest (third) degree of a person's language skills, but in cases where the person is 1. disability, which disability is granted without a time limit, a group 2 or 3 vision, hearing or speech disabled or are older than 75 years — education document or other document certifying the middle (second) degree of a person's language proficiency if the person wants the current record to change nationality to nationality "Latvian".
(3) chapter of the other vital statistics office for the examination of an application requesting the necessary documents: 1) extract from the birth registry for birth of the person;
2) extract from the marriage register, if the person is married;

3) extract from the marriage register that certifies the fact of divorce or marriage annulment (statement or certificate from the divorce registry, extract from the register of marriages with divorce or, having been convicted by a judgment of divorce or annulment);
4) extract from the birth registry for birth of a child, if the person is a minor child;
5) other nationalities entry changes the necessary documents.
(4) the Division of the population register shall require a statement of the person's nationality, if it is not specified for the identity document. 7. article. The decision on the change permission first or last name (name and surname) or nationality or on refusal to change the name or last name (name and surname) or ethnicity (1) records the first name or last name (first name and last name), or a change of nationality, record the necessary documents to the Department, the Department sent to the Director of the Department shall examine the application and decide on the permission to change the name or last name (name and surname) or nationality or on refusal to change the name or last name (first name and last name), or the nationality of the record of the administrative procedure law.
(2) the decision on the change permission first or last name (name and surname) or nationality or on refusal to change the name or last name (first name and last name), or the nationality of the person record is notified of the administrative procedure law.
(3) the decision on the change permission first or last name (name and surname) or nationality or on refusal to change the name or last name (first name and last name), or the nationality of the entry into force of the administrative procedure law.
(4) at the moment of the entry into force of the decision on the change permission first or last name (name), a person's name or the last name (first name and last name) has changed. The decision on authorisation to change the nationality of the ethnicity entry records the change of the rule of law. 8. article. The decision on the first or last name (first name and last name) or a change of nationality, entry refusal to (1) the decision on refusal to change the name or last name (name and surname) is accepted if: 1) a person is convicted of the crime and the criminal record is not deleted or removed;
2) person's first or last name (first name and last name) the reason for the change in the records does not meet this law reasons referred to in article 2;
3) party submitted all this law article 5 second paragraph specific documents.
(2) the decision on refusal to change the ethnicity entry accepted if: 1) by adulthood the ethnicity entry have changed;
2) of the Act referred to in article 6, the documents do not show the personal relationship and the degree of relationship with the person that it wants to acquire nationality;
3) party submitted all this law article 6, second paragraph in certain documents. 9. article. Stamp duties (1) the State fee for the name or nationality change record is 50 dollars.
(2) The name, surname or nationality change records from government fees: 1) exempt a person who changes a first or last name (first name and last name) of this law article 2 first subparagraph 7. in the case referred to in paragraph;
2 person) current nationality record wants to change to ethnicity "lībiet (Livonian)". 10. article. Identity document exchange to receive new identity documents of the person within 30 days after the entry into force of the decision on the change permission first or last name (name and surname), presented the decision of the citizenship and Immigration Board. 11. article. Registry of births, deaths and marriages and other registry (1) on the basis of the effect the appraisal decision on permission to change the name or last name (name and surname) or ethnicity, the Department of records of births, deaths and marriages in the procedure prescribed by law within seven days of the complement of births, deaths and marriages registers and the registers of births, deaths and marriages on behalf of copies.
(2) If the registry of births, deaths and marriages to be advanced is in foreign territory, the Department Notice of first name or last name (first name and last name) or nationality change records within seven days is sent to this country with the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(3) If a person's marriage law to clergy, concluded in chapter seven days from the date of first name or last name (first name and last name), send a notice of the change of first name or last name (first name and last name) in Exchange for the clergy.
(4) the Department shall, not later than seven days from the date of first name or last name (first name and last name) or ethnicity entry changed, notify this change to the registry and the fine citizenship and Migration Board of the population registry. Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this Act invalidates the law on name and nationality change records "(Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1994, nr. 14; 1996; 1997, no. 14, 4. no; 1998, nr. 24; 1999, no. 5; 2003, nr. 14). 2. the Cabinet of Ministers until July 1, 2009 does article 4 of this law the provisions referred to in the sixth paragraph. The Parliament adopted the law of 8 April 2009. President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2009 April 29