Ministry of Interiorin a statement from General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairsof e-servicesby adding a new one, “Receipt of Applications for Name or Surname Correction by Provincial/District Administrative Board DecisionIt was stated that the ” service has been moved to the e-Government door.
In the statement, as a result of the amendment made on October 17, 2017 in the Population Services Law No. 5490, on the condition that the person applies in writing to the population directorate in which the place of residence is located, written in violation of Article 3 of the Surname Law, or a typographical error or correction. It was reminded that the names and surnames with meaning changes due to the use of the sign can be changed once, with the decision of the provincial and district administrative board, without seeking a court decision.
In the statement, it was stated that the period determined in the law was extended for 3 more years with the regulation on 6 December 2019, and that if a time extension is needed again, the Presidency can extend the time without making a change in the law. It was also reminded that names can be changed by provincial or district administrative boards without seeking a court decision.
In the statement, it was stated that the workload of the courts for the correction of names and surnames was reduced and the bureaucratic processes were shortened with these regulations, and it was recorded that 275 thousand 808 people have corrected their surnames and 121 thousand 65 people have corrected their names since 2017.
The application, which allows the citizens to change their names and surnames, which have changes in meaning due to spelling and spelling errors or not using correction marks, which are not suitable for general morality, and which are considered ridiculous by the society, can be changed once, with the decision of the provincial and district administrative board, without seeking a court decision, until December 6, 2022. said to benefit.
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