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Old 21.09.2020, 18:31
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Changing middle and maiden name after marriage

My husband and I got married back in March in the U.S. At the time, I chose to keep my maiden name because we had already started the visa paperwork to move to Switzerland this summer. I didnít want to complicate the process by throwing in a name change, and I was also worried about getting a new passport in time since the State Department stopped processing applications for awhile because of COVID.

Now that weíre settled in Lugano, I wanted to find out more about the name-change process here. Iím happy to keep my maiden name for now, but would eventually like to change it before we have kids. Iíd change my middle name to my maiden name, and take my husbandís last name. From what Iíve read on other threads in this forum, you need to have a valid reason to change your name, and Iím wondering if changing both my middle and last names would fit into their description of ďvalid.Ē Also, does anyone have an idea on the cost? Iíve seen figures up to 700chf, and I donít know if thatís per name (since Iíd be changing two).

Finally, I couldnít find a form or application on the cantonís website (Ticino). Does anyone have an idea how to begin the process?

Thanks in advance!
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