Name Change On A Arizona Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state MVD recommends that you change the name on your Arizona drivers license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many MVD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the MVD offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your MVD forms and/or provide links to MVD online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a MVD office

If you prefer to access MVD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVD office location. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local MVD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

Arizona Change Of Name On MVD Records

In Arizona you have 10 days to notify the MVD of your name change. If you need to change your name on your Arizona drivers license, you can download a convenient checklist of required documents and forms here, or you may visit the Arizona MVD and get a name change package, which includes the following types of documents:

  • Arizona drivers license
  • Arizona vehicle registration
  • Arizona voter registration
  • U.S. passport
  • Postal service
  • Social Security card
  • Notification letter for mortgage
  • Notification letter for insurance

You will be able to choose the package that best relates to your name-change situation, whether that be marriagedivorce, or other reasons that would facilitate a name change.

Arizona Name-Change Process For SSN

To start the Arizona change-of-name process, notification must be sent to the Social Security Administration.

This is done so that the Arizona MVD can verify that the applicant’s Social Security Number is linked with the name it was changed to. The SSA will then need two days in order to process the change of name.

Performing An Arizona Drivers License Name Change

After changing your name through your local SSA office, you will need to visit the Arizona MVD office  and bring one or more of the following documents:

For a complete checklist of the required documentation, Click Here. The Arizona MVD accepts original or certified copies of these documents. Once all these requirements have been met, the MVD will issue the applicant a corrected Arizona drivers license. The fee for your Arizona drivers license replacement is $12.

Arizona Name Change On License, Registration and Title

Changing the name on your vehicle's registration is a simple procedure similar to changing the name on your Arizona driver’s license. It may even be easier to change both at the same time or during the same visit.

The procedure for changing your name on your Arizona car title involves completing additional forms. To find out more about this process visit the links below.

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