Change of first name & surname
I am divorced & want to revert to my biological first names & surname as specified on my baptism certificate. What are the legal requirements & procedures. How long does it take?
No application is necessary for a woman to revert to her maiden name. You will just have to inform The Department of Home Affairs in writing so that they can update their register. You should check that the update has been done, and may apply for a new ID if you so wish.