When you legally change your name -- whether it's due to a
marriage, divorce or the simple desire for change -- it's important
to spread the word to companies and government agencies. Use this
form to change your personal records, identity cards and
Important to Know
Check your state's rules regarding name changes.
It's important that your state's DMV and the Social Security
Administration accept your name change -- afterward, it should be
You cannot change your name to defraud your creditors, for
any illegal purpose, to benefit economically from someone else's
name, or to invade someone's privacy.