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I want to change my name. I addressed a civil records office but was refused referring to the fact that I was born in Ukraine and shall address a civil records office in Ukraine. But I have no possibility to go to Ukraine. I live in Neryungi. When I showed your reply to the head of the civil records office she asked me: "What shall we do with this copy of the registry record?". Please, tell me what to do.


According to Art. 58 part 2 of the Law of the Russian Federation “About Certificates of Civil Statutes” a name can be changed by a civil records office locate at the place of applicant's residence or at the place of birth registration of a person changing his/her name. According to Art. 60 part 3 of the abovementioned law, upon receipt of a name change application a civil records office shall require copies of registrations of acts of civil status from a civil records office at the place of storage thereof. You shall receive a written refusal and appeal it in accordance with the established order.

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