Name Change Documents for REAL ID

When applying for a REAL ID, if the name on the document(s) is not the same as the name you currently use, one of the name change document listed below must be submitted:
  • Certification of marriage certified by the issuing government jurisdiction
  • Certified court order that specifies the name change
  • Certified divorce decree or dissolution of marriage that specifies the name change

Name Change Documents for Enhanced Cards

When applying for an Enhanced card, if your name has ever changed, you must submit proof of each name change. Acceptable proof includes a certified copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree or dissolution of marriage, or a court-ordered name change.