Name changes

Name changes may only be completed in person. Customers cannot change their name on their driver license or ID online.

Immigrant and nonimmigrant VISA holders

Customers who have legally changed their name by marriage, divorce or court order must update their USCIS documents to reflect their name change before they can update their name on their driver license or ID.

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How to change your name on your driver license or ID

Follow these steps to change your name on your driver license or ID.

Name changes must first be made with the Federal Social Security Administration to have your name updated on your driver license or ID.

To change your name with Social Security, you must present documents proving your legal name change and identity. If you are a U.S. citizen, you must also present documents proving your U.S. citizenship. Only original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency are accepted.

To prove your legal name change, you must show one of the following documents:

  • Marriage document
  • Divorce decree
  • Certificate of Naturalization showing a new name
  • Court order for a name change

To prove your identity, you must show one unexpired document showing your name, identifying information, and photograph, such as:

  • State-issued U.S. driver license
  • State-issued ID
  • Valid U.S. passport

To prove your U.S. citizenship, you must show one of the following:

  • U.S. birth certificate
  • U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship

More information on changing your name with Social Security.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours after completing the name change with the Social Security Administration.

Appointments are not required but they are recommended.


What to bring

REAL ID compliance is indicated by a star on the upper right-hand corner of your Florida driver license or ID.

1. Are you real ID compliant?

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