Trying to figure out the DMV name change process? Changing your name on your driver’s license can be complicated. Which form do you use? What items do you need to bring with you? And, when is the best time to go to the DMV? We’ve spent hours of researching the answers so you don’t have to!
How to Prepare for Your DMV Name Change
Each state has a different form and sequence in which you must file for your DMV name change. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to file to change your name on your Social Security Card before you can change your name at the DMV.
If you have moved, you will need to bring at least two proofs of new residence to the DMV. These include utility bills, pay checks, and insurance bills. It is also important to record your license plate number and VIN number so you have them to complete your form.
Looking to avoid long office lines? The best times to visit the DMV are mid-month and mid-week. Always avoid the DMV at the end of the month or after holidays.
Does name change seem like a hassle?
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The MissNowMrs experts have created a video with our best tips and tricks for changing your name at the DMV. You can watch it below!
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