Certificate of change of name
A certificate confirming current and previous registrations of a name in the National Registry. In addition the certificate states ID number, gender and legal domicile.
Processing will take up to 4 business days.
Registers Iceland can not issue confirmation of a name that is not in the National Registry, e.g. the registration of a name in other countries.
Registers Iceland now issues electronic certificates that are available in individuals’ postbox on Ísland.is. Electronic certificates are fully equivalent to paper certificates and are easy to forward as needed. The electronic certificates have an electronic signature from Registers Iceland that is very secure and trackable.
When processed the electronic certificate will be available in the postbox of the person named in the certificate. The exception being when parents or legal guardians order certificates for children or when death certificates are ordered. In those cases the certificate will be available in the postbox of the person who ordered the certificate.