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Iranian women may assume espousal surname

TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian women may change their last names to their husbands' family names, Seyed Ahmad Gheshmi, general manager of Civil Registration Department of Tehran Province, said here Saturday.

"In the case of divorce or cessation, women are allowed to switch to their original names and receive new birth certificate", he maintained.

The family name may be changed at the time of marriage at any branch office of the department.

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