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Name changes made easy

Update all your important documents at once

GOV+ is the only way to change your name on your Social Security card, passport, postal address, and more — all at the same time.

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How it works

One simple, convenient process

You fill out a personalized form
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You fill out a personalized form

GOV+ completes your application documents for you, so you don’t have to worry about mistakes and delays.

GOV+ notifies government agencies
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GOV+ notifies government agencies

You don’t have to spend all that time notifying each agency separately — GOV+ does the work for you.

You get your new documents in the mail
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You get your new documents in the mail

Your most important documents will be updated with your new name and delivered right to your home.

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Whatever your name change needs, GOV+ has you covered
Social Security name change

Social Security name change

An accurate Social Security record is crucial for tax reporting, government benefits, and employment. GOV+ is here to simplify the process.

Passport name change

Passport name change

Your passport must match your current legal name. Let GOV+ handle the process, so that you can enjoy hassle-free international travel.

Postal name change

Postal office name change

Avoid any delivery confusion or delays. GOV+ will notify the USPS, so that your new name is reflected on your mail and packages.

Adult name change

Adult name change

If you’ve changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or personal reasons, GOV+ makes it easy to get all your official documents updated.

Adult name change

Veteran name change

GOV+ will notify the Department of Veterans of your new legal name so you can keep your veteran status compliant and access government services effectively.

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Never fill out another government application from scratch

GOV+ will use your name change application to pre-complete other government applications for you. You’ll never have to fill out the same info twice. And your next applications will be ready to go when you need them.

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“I thank GOV+ for the help, I was going to fly to Virginia on Friday to get my birth certificate. Now I can stay at home, thanks to all that tried to help me and I believe in GOV+."

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Richmond, VA

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Joanna S.
Austin, TX

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Washington, WA

“The customer service team responded to my needs, questions and concerns expeditiously and professionally!

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Albuqurque, NM

Thank you to Marion Garcia for being so accommodating.

Joanna S.
Austin, TX

“I thank GOV+ for the help, I was going to fly to Virginia on Friday to get my birth certificate. Now I can stay at home, thanks to all that tried to help me and I believe in GOV+."

Edith F.
Richmond, VA

“I just got off the phone with Alexander who went above and beyond to help me. He was polite and helpful. After we hung up and I thought we were finished, he called back to tell me I had submitted two applications. So appreciated!”

Joanna S.
Austin, TX

“Very helpful and professional in helping me with my my problem. I appreciate GOV+ on how the matter was completed.”

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Washington, WA

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Albuqurque, NM

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Oklahoma City, OK

“I am satisfied that things are settled. The help that I received from your supervisor was helpful and I am thankful.

Lottie M.
Saint Paul, MN

Thank you for your help. Bert was very helpful. He is a valued employee.

Samuel K.
Las Vegas, NE

“Karla handled everything for me. She was so nice!”

Katrina M.
Los Angeles, CA

“I always get the best customer service and your agent was patient, knowledgeable. It's nice to talk to somebody who knows what they are talking about.”

Mark J.
Naples, FL

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Oklahoma City, OK

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Name change

How to change your name

To change your name on your government documents, you’ll have to start by obtaining legal documentation that supports the change, such as a marriage certificate or court order. Then, you’ll need to follow the specific process outlined by each government agency for updating your name on their documents. The process differs for each agency and document type.

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Why you need a name change

Name change after marriage

Updating your government documents post-marriage ensures that your legal identity aligns with your new marital status, preventing confusion in legal matters and interactions. You can simplify processes such as tax filing, banking, and travel by having consistent identification documents reflecting your chosen name.

Court order name change

Changing your documents following a court order is vital to align your legal identity with your preferred name, ensuring accuracy in legal and personal matters. With your identity accurately reflected, you can prevent complications in official transactions, legal rights, and social interactions.

Citizenship name change

Updating your documents after acquiring U.S. citizenship solidifies your status and aligns official records with your new identity. This is crucial for engaging in civic responsibilities, accessing benefits, and enjoying the full range of rights available to citizens, all while avoiding potential legal complexities.

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Frequently asked questions

When can I expect my name change?

The timing varies depending on the government agency and the document you're applying to change. Social Security card updates typically take about 2 weeks. Passport updates can take around 8 weeks. For VA and IRS, the change is instant – you only need to notify them. Always consider these timelines while planning your name change process.

How much will it cost to change my name?

The name change process with government agencies is generally free, but keep in mind that you may be required to pay mandatory government fees for new documents. A new passport will cost $130, and a new green card will cost $525. There is no charge for obtaining a new Social Security card, changing your information with USPS, or updating your information with the VA.

How do I receive my name change?

As you progress through the name change process, you'll receive updated documents like your passport, Social Security card, and IRS confirmation. These documents will reflect and confirm your new legal name.

Where do I go to get my name changed?

The process varies based on the government document you're updating. Most changes can be made remotely from your home by following instructions provided by each government agency. Depending on the document, the specific government agency and their instructions will guide you through the process.

Can I legally change my name online?

Yes, in many places, you can legally change your name online. However, the process varies by jurisdiction. Some areas offer online applications for name changes, while others might require a combination of online forms and in-person visits to a government office.

Please note that changing your name online doesn't automatically update your name with government agencies. Each agency has its own process, and you'll need to follow their specific procedures to update your documents with your new legal name.

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