Do you have to legally change your first name?

Do you have to legally change your first name?

Yes, it’s just your first name but in order to legally change it you need to file a petition for name change in the county where you live. However, it’s typically not needed to change your first name if you have a formal name like Matthew and you want your name to appear as Matt on sensitive documents.

Where do I go to change my name as an adult?

Download name change forms that are State-specific and allows an adult or minor (child) to change their legal name. If an adult has just been married or divorced, typically the requestor can use the Marriage Certificate / License or Divorce Decree suitable to change the last name at the Social Security Administration and DMV office.

How much does it cost to change your name?

As it varies by state, changing you name typically costs under a few hundred dollars. It’s after you change your name that the fees add up with things like a new drivers license, social security card and passport. All of which will cost money to replace. Again, states charge different fees to replace IDs and documents.

Do you have to change your name in Australia?

A name change includes amending any part of a name. If you were married in Australia, you can take the surname of your husband, wife, or partner without formally changing your name. Learn more about marriage in NSW. Read the information below on changing a name and then apply online.

Is it legal to change your business name?

Changing your business name is a big step. Your business identity depends on your business name, so consider carefully before you decide to make that change. The legal change of business name is only one part of the process. The other part is going through all the places where your business name is displayed to the public and making those changes.

There is a $120 government fee for a legal change of name. This fee is for all the name changes included on one application form. Registry agents will also charge a service fee. Service fees vary among registry agents. There is a fingerprinting fee.

Where do I go to change my name?

Name Changes are filed in District Court, in the county where you reside. You will need to contact the District Court in the county where you reside in order to obtain the needed forms. The fees for a legal name change vary depending upon the county and possibly on the number of persons named on the Petition.

Where can I get a legal change of name certificate?

To apply for a no-cost Legal Change of Name: Request a Legal Change of Name (LCN) directly through the Vital Statistics office at [email protected] . Vital Statistics will issue an LCN certificate.