MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Monday 20 September 2021
Special Registry

1. For corrections on the birth registration a Final Court Judgment is required.
Corrections which are related to the place, the day, the month, the year and the time of birth need a Final Court Judgment

Required documents:
-A certified copy of the Final Court Judgment;
-The Service Report;
-Certification from the Office of the Court which issued the decision, certifying that no ordinary or extraordinary appeal has been lodged. It must be issued one month after the Service Report.

Correction requests can be made: a) by the parents if the child is underage b) if the interested party is an adult, on his own behalf c) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney d) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney e) by any person having a legitimate interest.

The applicant must have a valid identification document or passport.

2. Corrections of errors of accentuation, grammatical and phonological rules, can be corrected by the Section of Special Civic Registry after investigation and verification of the factual information.

Required documents:
– Official documents proving the correction requested;

Correction requests can be made: a) by the parents if the child is underage; b) by the interested person itself provided that she/he is 18 years of age c) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney d) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney e) by any person having a legitimate interest.

3. Corrections which do not fall under category 1 and 2 can be corrected with the Permission of the Public Prosecutor with the Athens Court of First Instance (Scholi Evelpidon, building 16, office 8-10).

Correction requests can be made: a) by the parents if the child is underage; b) by the interested person itself provided that she/he is 18 years of age c) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney d) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney.  e) by any person having a legitimate interest.

Required documents:
– Official documents proving the correction requested;

Correction requests can be made: a) the parents if the child is underage; b)  by the interested person itself provided that she/he is 18 years of age c) by a duly authorized third party; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney d) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney.  e) by any person having a legitimate interest.

 

CHANGES ON THE BIRTH REGISTRATION DOCUMENT

Changes to the civil status of individuals after the birth registration document has been issued in accordance with provisions of article 14 of law 344/76, occur through:

  • Acknowledgment of paternity
  • Questioning of paternity
  • Challenging of paternity
  • Addition or change of first name
  • Addition or change of last name
  • Addition or change of citizenship
  • Addition or change of religion
  • Adoption
  • Change of gender

 

NOTE: The changes are registered on the birth registration document within one month of the date the change took place.

 

– FEE Receipts of fee paid to the Public Financial Service (Δ.Ο.Υ) or from eparavolo https://www1.gsis.gr/sgsisapps/eparavolo/public/welcome.htm

– No fee is required if the birth is declared within the first 90 days.

– if the registration takes place between the 90th and 180th day a fee of 5.40 euro is required to be paid at the Public Financial Service (Δ.Ο.Υ) or the fee can be paid through eparavolo code number 3826 for 5.40 Euros.

– if the registration takes place after 180 days from the birth, a fee 15.60 euro is required to be paid at the Public Financial Service (Δ.Ο.Υ)or the fee can be paid through eparavolo code number 3827 for 15.60 Euros.

Changes may be registered at the Special Civic Registry a) by the person who caused the change b) by the person whose civil status changed c) by a duly authorized third party;  by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney d) by a lawyer duly authorized; by means of notarized Special Power of Attorney.