Official name change

Upon application, both the first name(s) and the surname can be changed by means of an official name change (change of name under public law). The prerequisite for this is that the name bearer has considerable personal difficulties with the respective name in daily life and the public interest (including name continuity) does not oppose the name change.

Since the individual prerequisites can vary greatly in each case, a detailed consultation with the name change authority responsible for the place of residence is necessary in every case. The same applies to the clarification of the documents to be submitted. For citizens residing in the city of Rosenheim, the name change authority is located at the registry office.

Upon request, the name change authority will provide detailed information on the respective facts and the fees incurred.

  • NamAndG, PStG, PStV, Cost Act