The Illinois name change process:
- Get your Illinois proof of name change document;
- Update the SSA;
- Visit the Illinois DPS for your Illinois driver’s license name change;
- You may update your Illinois voter registration, passport office (if traveling); IRS & USPS if moving; and last,
- Update Illinois banks, Illinois utilities, and others here.
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Read about the Illinois name change process:
1. Illinois Legal Proof of Name Change Documents
Illinois Marriage Certificate, Illinois Divorce Certificates & Birth Certificates
To get an Illinois marriage certificate, divorce decree or birth certificate:
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2. Social Security Name Change
3. Illinois Driver’s License Name Change
Illinois Driver’s License Name Change
In Illinois changing your name on your driver’s license, Illinois ID card, or commercial driver’s license, must be in-person at your local Secretary of State’s office. Moreover, it must be done within 10 days of your name change, so don’t delay.
Bring the following: (1) your original or a certified copy of your Illinois proof of legal name change document, (2) your old Illinois driver’s license and (3) the $5 duplicate license fee ($10 for an ID card).
Illinois Vehicle Title and Registration Name Change
You can change your name on your vehicle’s title and registration in Illinois in person, OR by mail.
The Illinois Secretary of State requires: (1) FORM VSD 190 (you can fill out the application online; be sure to check the “Corrected Title” option and include your odometer reading and name change information); (2) your original Illinois title; (3) Illinois legal proof of name change; and (4) the title fee of $18 and the registration fee of $3. **If you don’t have your original title the fee is $95.
For further information you may contact the Illinois Secretary of State at (800) 252-8980, (312) 793-1010 (Chicago office); (217) 782-6212 (Springfield office).
4. Illinois Voter Registration Name Change, Passport Name Change and/or Address Changes
Illinois Voter Registration Name Change
Is there an election coming up? Please note that you must register within 30 days to be able to vote in Illinois.
To change your name on Illinois voter registration simply visit Illinois’ Online Voter Registration Tool.
Or, you can complete the Voter Application (Form SBE R-19) and take it your local Illinois Secretary of State office or you can mail it to OR take it in person to your Illinois Board of Election Commisioner’s office, or your local Illinois county clerk.