There are three types of personal name: first name, surname and middle name. Here you can read about when you should turn to PRV to change these and how to go about it.
Do you want to create a completely new surname or choose a surname from your family?Changing surname
If you are planning to change all your first names, you must apply to us at PRV.Changing first name
Name changes are dealt with by two different authorities, PRV and the Swedish Tax Agency.Changing personal name
PRV can help you to change the spelling of your surname, as long as the pronunciation of the name does not change.Changing the spelling
Do you want to change surname, but are having trouble finding one that suits you? Our online surname suggestions service can help.Surname suggestions
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Make sure you apply in time for a newly formed surname.Creating a new surnameProcessing time
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