Name Change On An Missouri Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state DMV recommends that you change the name on your Missouri 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 DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. 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 DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If you prefer to access DMV 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 DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

When changing the name on their Missouri drivers license, an individual must:

Required Documents

Change of name applicants are required to submit proof of identification along with their application. The following are acceptable to the DOR:

  • U.S. government-issued birth certificate
  • U.S. consular report on birth abroad
  • Valid U.S. passport or passport card
  • A tribal ID card
  • U.S. immigration documents
  • U.S. naturalization documents

These same documents will serve as acceptable proof of legal residence in the US.

Proof Of Residence

  • U.S. passport or passport card
  • A verbal statement of a person residing at the same residence address, who must also accompany applicant and present proof of residence.
  • Missouri ID card not expired for over a year.
  • Missouri vehicle registration and title showing the same address as which applicant resides now
  • Utility statement
  • Any document issued by a financial institute that includes residence address
  • Any item delivered by U.S. postal service, FedEx or UPS by verifiable business or government agency
  • U.S. government-issued marriage certificate

Legal Documents proving Name Change

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Court Order
  • Divorce Decree

Applicants should be aware that the authorities of the DOR will only accept certified, original documents to fulfill the documents requirements to perform a change of name. You must also changine your name on your vehicles registration and title and you may be able to do one or more of them at the same time. For more information, check with your local DOR website.

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