Name Change On An 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 driver license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.
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2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
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 local 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
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:
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce papers
- Documents that verify citizenship status
- Deed pole
- Court order
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.