Changing the surname in the driver's license remains one of the pressing issues today associated with visiting the traffic police. How can you avoid wasting time in huge queues and save yourself some hassle?
In order to change the surname in your driver's license, you must surrender your old license, and in return receive a new type of driver's license with your current surname. To do this, you will need to visit the traffic police. Moreover, if you are a resident of Moscow, you can contact any of the offices where the driver's license is replaced. Remember that the traffic police do not work on Monday - a day off. And it's useless to go there. It is best to arrive on Wednesday and Thursday. According to statistics, these days there are fewer queues and inspectors work more efficiently. Although accurate predictions are inappropriate here.
Prepare a medical certificate of fitness for driving of vehicles of the corresponding categories in advance, make a copy of it. You will also need an old driver's license and your passport. To obtain a medical certificate, it is necessary to pass a medical commission for medical examination of drivers. Remember that starting from June 1, 2011, medical certificates will be issued on uniform forms. Old certificates received before this deadline will also be valid, regardless of the form.
Submit the pre-collected package of documents to the appropriate window in the traffic police building. After checking the correctness of their completion and authenticity, you will be given a receipt for payment of the state fee. The cost of a receipt for payment of the rights of a new sample is 800 rubles. You can pay for it through the terminal installed right in the traffic police building (albeit with a commission). Also, this operation can be carried out at any branch of Sberbank. There is no need to take photos. Their cost is included in the receipt.
Do not change your driver's license unless absolutely necessary. All old rights will remain in effect until the end of their term. Also, according to the law, you can drive on a license with an old surname, having a passport with you to confirm your identity.