Name changes

Russian Passports Name Changes

Did you change your first or last name abroad and now want to change the name in your Russian passports and other documents as well?

Russian Version

We would be happy to assist you to quickly and officially update  your documents.

The order of steps depends on if you have a valid Russian Internal passport or not.

If you have a valid Russian Internal passport:

Step 1 is to apply for a name change in a new Russian Internal passport.

If you order a Russian Internal passport renewal with a name change through RUSSIAN AGENCY the translation and the certification are already included in our service fee.

Please be advised when you are requesting a name change after marriage in your Russian Internal passport it’s not necessary to have your new last name on your marriage certificate. The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Russia does not have a strict requirement about already having the new last name on the marriage certificate.

Step 2 –  When your new Russian Internal passport with the name change is ready you can apply for a new Russian Foreign  travel passport.

If you don’t have an Internal passport and your Russian travel passport is your only document from the Russian Federation:

Step 1 – If you have a valid Russian Foreign travel passport you should apply for a new Russian Foreign travel passport at the closest Russian consulate to you. If your Russian travel passport is expired you should go through Russian citizenship confirmation first.

To apply for a name change you should provide a foreign document with an apostille to prove the change of your name. This could be a marriage certificate, court order, etc. The foreign document must be translated into Russian and this translation must be certified by a Russian Federation notary, on the territory of the Russian Federation or a Russian Federation consulate abroad.

If you order a Russian Foreign travel passport renewal with a name change through RUSSIAN AGENCY the translation and the certification are already included in our service fee.

Please be advised when you are applying for a RussianForeign travel passport with a name change after marriage, all the Russian consulates abroad DO have a strict requirement about having the new last name on the marriage certificate at the time of applying. If you don’t have the new married names of both spouses on your marriage certificate, you won’t be able to request a name change for your Russian passport. In the case of not already having your new married name on the marriage certificate we highly recommend that you follow the steps above to apply for a Russian Internal passport.

Please CALL our TOLL FREE  numbers (888) 9-RUSSIA or (888) 978-7742 about our fees because the pricing is subject to change .

  • NO personal appearance needed to apply and to complete documents,
  • NO appointment needed and NO waiting to apply.

You can apply and receive your documents at any of the RUSSIAN AGENCY offices or also by mail.

The following links may be helpful for you:

Answers to frequently asked questions about the processing of Russian Federation documents

Apostilles

Russian Citizenship for Minors under the age of 14