FREE ONLINE NAME CHANGE
Here’s how it works:
(1) Complete a short form, including your old name, new name and a couple other questions. It usually takes about 30 seconds. (2) Receive an email with the forms you’ll need, partially completed with the information you provided. Complete the forms, review and sign them. (3) Follow the filing instructions to mail them in or take them to your local federal/state office to file them. Then, use our notification system to learn how to tell other companies, such as your banks, credit cards, etc.
Full disclosure: You can’t change your name online on your driver’s license in just about EVERY STATE, or with most all banks. No service can provide this to our knowledge for obvious reasons–the banks and the state government’s simply don’t allow it. Also, there are certain filing fees (duplicate license fees, new title and registration, etc.). With that said, we give you all the information you’ll need, supply you with the forms and help you complete them. All for free.
How the online name change system works — More details.
First, you’ll complete a short form, including your old name, new name, birth date, zip code, email address and a few questions about your situation. The questions about your situation help us get you the forms you need. The other questions are the things you fill out over and over on the forms. We auto-populate these onto your forms and send them to you on the email address you give us (so make sure it’s correct!).
Second, you get your email in the mail with the forms and instructions to file them.
Third, you need to file them as instructed. Some steps are trickier than others. For example, a trip to the DMV will take longer than slipping your SS5 form into the mail along with other documents, such as your marriage certificate and U.S. passport. You’ll have to decide certain things as well. For example, if you’re in a rush, you may want to visit your local Social Security Office. This type of stuff will all be in the PDF download you receive.
Why is it free?
Our goal is to help make irritating processes like these easier. No strings attached. There’s no catch. We just don’t feel like you should have to pay for a service like this.
When will it be ready?
Now. It’s ready here, but it’s still in BETA form. We promise it’ll get better and better, but wanted to get you something that works well as soon as possible. If you’re not in a rush, keep checking back or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll email you as soon as there are updates.