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I can change my last name to my father's second?????


Vintash 1 | -
22 Nov 2017 #1
Hi, I'm about to become Polish, but I've always wanted to change my last name for personal reasons, I'm from Spain and in this country we have two surnames, the first one is the father's and the second is the mother's, is it possible thatCan I change my last name to my father's second, that is, the first one of my paternal grandmother?
mafketis 21 | 7,464
22 Nov 2017 #2
two surnames, the first one is the father's and the second is the mother's, is it possible thatCan I change my last name to my father's second, that is, the first one of my paternal grandmother?

My wild guess (consult a lawyer) is that if the name is somewhere on your passport you could convince them that that's the name that should appear in your Polish passport.

Otherwise, you'll need to go through the process in Spain (however that works).

Prsumably, the Polish idea would be that the very last name in your Spanish passport or on your national ID should be your 'nazwisko' in a Polish passport so you might need to get that squared with Spain before getting Polish documents (or change your name in Poland after you receive citizenship)
terri 1 | 1,634
22 Nov 2017 #3
The name that appears on your Polish papers must be a name which they can derive from your Spanish documents. If you want to change your name DO IT first in Spani and then present a valid document with the name that you wish to be known by.

You cannot 'convince' (in any shape or form, pleading, kneeling, crying, bribing) the Polish authorities of anything - they go by the paperwork presented to them.


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