Name Change Check List
You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV started offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.
The requirements are:
Change your name with the local Social Security Administration (SSA). DMV electronically verifies your name, birth date and social security number (SSN) with the SSA.
Complete an original Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44) or Commercial Driver License Application (DL 44C). To obtain a DL 44 or DL 44C form by mail, call DMV's automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133.
Commercial Driver License holders only: Complete a 10 Year History Record Check form (DL 939) if you have been issued a driver license in the same or different name to operate any type of motor vehicle in another state or other jurisdiction within the previous ten years.
Commercial Driver License holders only: Obtain a new Medical Examiner's Certificate from the medical examiner who performed your current commercial medical examination.
Provide evidence of your name change by showing an original or certified copy of a Birth Date/Legal Presence document.
Pay the application fee.
Surrender your current driver license.
Additional information regarding changing your name on your driver license and/or identification (ID) card.