Declaration of name change
German civil law generally does not allow a change of name, unless the name change took place due to marriage, divorce or adoption.
Name changes have to be officially declared for German jurisdiction.
Please be aware that if you were born or married in Singapore your name is not automatically the same under German law!
If you changed your name in Singapore as a result of getting married, divorced or being adopted (in Singapore) after your last German passport has been issued, or if you are the parent of a German child born outside of Germany and wish to apply for the child's first German passport, please read the leaflet (see right side) before applying for a new passport. You might be required to submit a "declaration of name change" for you and/or your child prior to your application.