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.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires proof of Legal Presence when correcting a Commercial Driver's License.
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 be requested.
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 denied.
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