Request a change in the use of your surname
You are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) with the name given to you at birth. Sometimes your civil status will change. For example, when you get married or divorced or you enter a registered partnership. You can then choose how you would like to be addressed by indicating your surname or a combination of surnames. Government agencies which get their information from the BRP will then use the name you have chosen.
- A copy of your valid form of identification
- You need to be registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) of the Municipality of The Hague.
You were married outside the Netherlands
- You can use the surname of your partner.
- You can choose a combination of both surnames. You can decide yourself on the order of the names.
- You can use your own birth name.
Your birth name will always remain in your Dutch passport, identity card or driving licence. Even if your civil status changes. You can have your partner’s surname stated on these documents.
- online: 5 working days
- in writing: 10 working days
Request a change in the use of your surname online.