How to Change Your Name on a Driver's License or State ID Card
To change your name on your driver's license or state ID card, you must visit
a branch office and present:
- Your valid driver's license or state ID card
- Proof of the name change, such as a certified marriage license, divorce
decree or a legal name change document.
A fee will be charged to correct your name and a new photograph will be
taken. If your driver's
license or state ID card
is due to expire within a few months, you may choose to renew it early.
When you have your name changed on your license or state ID card, make sure
to notify the Social Security Administration. To process a name change with the
Social Security Administration, you must provide
proof of your identity, legal presence and name change. Additional proof may
Failing to inform the Social Security Administration of your name change will
delay the processing of your license or state ID card application at renewal.
The department verifies all names and Social Security numbers before issuing a
license or ID card. If your name and date of birth does not match with what is
on file at the Social Security Administration, your renewal application will be
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