Name Change

Change Name on ID Card

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

If you name has changed, please update it on your ID Card or Driver License by coming in to a DMV office. Please note that you will have to update this information the the Social Security Administration separately.

General Information: 800-777-0133

Locations Near You

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Visit a DMV office (make an Appointment(s) for faster service)
  • Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form DL 44 or DL 44C. (An original DL 44 or 44C form must be submitted. Copies will not be accepted.)
  • Give a thumb print
  • Have your picture taken
  • Pay the driver license or identification card application fee.
  • Please contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to change your name on SSA records before you make an appointment with DMV to have your name changed on DMV records. DMV electronically verifies your name, birth date and social security number with the SSA.
  • Acceptable evidence of your new name may be provided by showing an original or certified copy of a Birth Date and Legal presence document or a true full name document.
  • Related Links

    Name Change Check List

    Change your name with the local Social Security Administration (SSA). ... Complete an original Driver License or Identification Card Application form (DL 44) or ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/dl/checklists/namechng

    How To: Complete a Name Correction on a Certificate of Title (HTVR ...

    Pay a fee; Show your California driver license or identification card with photograph ... To change or correct your name on your vehicle/vessel's California  ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/pubs/brochures/howto/htvr17

    Driver License and Identification ID Card Information

    How do I change my name and/or birth date with the Social Security ... social security numbers from original driver license and identification card applicants. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/dl/dl_ssninfo

    Identification Card Application Fees

    Identification Card (ID), Your application is for a(n) ... The fee is ... Regular. Original ID; Renewal ID; Duplicate (replacement) · Name change; Emancipated minor. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/fees/idcard_fees

    Driver License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) Information

    If your current name no longer matches the name on your BD/LP document, see " True Full Name" and "How to Change Your Name" for more information. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_es/dmv/dl/dl_info

    Driver License Renewals, Duplicates, and Changes

    How to notify DMV of a change of address · How to change your name on your driver license and/or identification (ID) card · Accessibility · Conditions of Use https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/dl/dl_rdc

    Requirements for a California Identification Card (FFDL 6)

    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues an ID card to any person ... Name change documents that contains the legal name both before and after the  ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl06

    Driver License and Identification Cards Brochure

    10/2010). Ink colors may vary on the actual license and identification cards. S. TA ... a single line; first and middle names are on a second ... name. This change. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/wcm/connect/e090f7ec-64bc-4e87-afc8-e66895903b37/dl627e.pdf?MOD=AJPERES