Name Change Form

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A name change template is used to help someone verify that they completed the legal process necessary to change their name. To complete this form, you'll need to present proof of your name change (such as a certified marriage certificate, adoption order, or name change order from the court) in front of a notary as you complete this form. Once it is notarized, you should get copies made and have those notarized. You can then mail the copies to organizations that need to know about your legal name change.

What is a name change template?

A name change template is used to inform others that you have changed your legal name.  People change their names for a variety of reasons including marriage, divorce, transition, or adoption.  When you change your name, it’s important to let your contacts know. A name change template can be used to let all of your contacts know your new name at once.

This form should only be used once you have already legally changed your name via a marriage certificate or court order.

Other Names

  • Notification of Name Change Letter
  • Name Change Kit
  • Name Update Letter
  • Legal Name Change Notification Letter
  • Name on File Update Letter
  • Marital Name Change Letter
  • Notice of Name Change

Who should use this document?

A name change notification letter should be used if you need to let your personal and business contacts know about your legal name change.  Some of the organizations who should be informed about your change of name include:

  • Employers
  • Schools
  • Landlords
  • Government Agencies: Social Security Administration, Department of Motor Vehicles, Voter Registration
  • Post Office
  • Doctors
  • Credit Rating Bureaus
  • Banks and Investment Brokers
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Professional Associations

Note that some of these organizations will require additional documents to officially change your name with them.  They may require you to fill out a form, show an original or certified copy of your U.S. marriage certificate, or official records from the court confirming your new legal name.

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