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    Kansas Name Change Package - $29.95

    Miss Now Mrs's Name Change Packages automates the completion of the required forms to change your name in Kansas. Simply complete a quick questionnaire, print out the forms and file them. It couldn't be easier.

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    Name Change Package
    Includes Forms for:

    • Drivers License
    • Vehicle Title
    • Registration
    • IRS
    • Voter Registration
    • US Passport
    • Bank Notification
    • Credit Card Notification
    • Insurance Notification

    Name Changes with the Kansas DMV

    When you change your name in Kansas, you will need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the KansasDepartment of Revenue. You will need to update your:

    • Social Security card.
    • Kansas driver’s license or ID card.
    • Vehicle registration or title.

    Change Your Name with the SSA

    You must report your name change with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before changing your name with the Kansas Division of Vehicles – a branch of the Department of Revenue (DOR). Otherwise, the KS DMV will not be able to verify your Social Security number (SSN).

    You may change your name with the SSA either in person or by mail. You cannot change your name online.

    You will need:

    • A completed Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
    • Your certified name-change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate.
      • Divorce decree.
      • Court order.
    • Proof of your identity, such as your:
      • U.S. driver’s license.
      • U.S. passport.
      • State-issued ID card.
    • Proof of your U.S. citizenship, such as your:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Certificate of citizenship.
      • Certificate of naturalization.

    All documents must be originals or certified copies. Visit the SSA website for a complete list of accepted documents.

    Mail the above documents or bring them to your local Social Security Administration office. The SSA will mail your new Social Security Card.

    NOTES:

    1. All attached documents will be sent back to you after your name change has been processed.
    2. Your Social Security number will not change.

    KS Driver’s License/ID Card Name Change

    NOTE: Before you change your name with the Kansas DMV, you must first change your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA) – see the “Change Your Name With the SSA” section above for steps.

    You must change your name on your KS driver’s license or ID card within 10 days. This can only be in person at your local Kansas DMV branch office. You cannot change your name online, by mail, or by phone.

    To change your name with the Kansas DMV, visit your local KS driver license office with:

    • Your current Kansas driver’s license or ID card.
    • A certified name-change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate (U.S. state, city, or county-issued).
      • U.S. divorce decree (with official signature).
      • Court order (U.S. only).
    • Proof of your identity (2 documents), such as your:
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • Unexpired U.S. passport or passport card.
      • U.S. military ID.
    • Payment. See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Kansas” section below.

    Visit the Kansas DMV’s website for a full list of accepted proof of identity and name change documents.

    The KS DMV will issue you a new Kansas driver’s license or identification card showing your new name.

    KS Registration & Title Name Change

    You must change your name on your KS vehicle title and registration within 10 days of the change.

    Visit your local KS county motor vehicle office with:

    • Your current title with the purchaser’s section completed with your new name.
    • A certified copy of your name change document, such as your:
      • Marriage certificate (U.S. state, city, or county-issued).
      • U.S. divorce decree (with official signature).
      • Court order (U.S. only).
    • Proof of KS auto insurance.
    • Payment. See the “Fees to Change Your Name in Kansas” section below.

    The DMV provides a complete list of accepted name change documents.

    Military and Out-of-State Kansas Residents

    If you are a Kansas resident currently out of state, you can change your name on your KS driver’s license or ID by mail.

    You must:

    • Have your photo on file with the Kansas DMV.
    • Be a Kansas resident.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    You will need:

    Mail the above documents and payment to:

    Driver’s Licensing
    Docking State Office Building
    P.O. Box 2188
    Topeka, KS 66601

    Do not send original documents. Visit the DMV’s website for a full list of accepted proof of identity and name change documents.

    The Kansas DMV will process your request and send your replacement driver’s license or ID card by mail.

    If you have any further questions, contact the KS Division of Vehicles at (785) 296-3963, or e-mail them at dl@kdor.ks.gov.

    Fees to Change Your Name in Kansas

    It will cost you the following fees to change your name on your KS DMV documents:

    • Driver’s license: $16.
    • Identification card: $12.
    • Updated certificate of title: $10.
    • Updated registration card: $1.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    Kansas DMV offices accept payment by:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Money order.
    • Major credit cards.

    For mailed-in transactions, you can pay by:

    • Check.
    • Money order.
    • Major credit card.

    Kansas Voter Registration Name Change

    If you’re registered to vote in Kansas and changed your name, you must re-register to vote either online or in person at your local county election office.

    Online

    To update your voter registration records online, use the KS Department of Revenue’s Online Voter Registration system.

    In Person or By Mail

    To change your address in person or by mail, complete the Kansas Voter Registration Application and bring it or mail it to your local county election office.

    Changing Your Address in Kansas

    If you change your address in Kansas, you must notify the Kansas DMV within 10 days of the change.

    To find out how to change your address on your KS driver’s license, ID card, and vehicle registration, please read our Changing Your Address in Kansas page.

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