Name Change On An Mississippi Drivers License

Have you recently gotten married, divorced, or had to change your legal name? The state DPS recommends that you change the name on your Mississippi drivers license as soon as possible. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DPS related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. 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 DPS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DPS.

3: Via a DPS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DPS office. Varying DPS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DPS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DPS allows you to make a personal appointment.




Change of Name - Mississippi Drivers License:

Here are the steps you need to take to change your name on your driver’s license in Mississippi. You will need to change your name at the Social Security office before this will reflect on your license. Here are the steps you need to take. Please click here to receive your personalized checklist and application.

Visit:  http://ssa.gov/
This is the Social Security Administration website. Here you can request your name change and get the required documents.


Gather Documents
You may need:

  • Marriage document
  • Divorce decree
  • Certificate of Naturalization showing a new name or Court-ordered name change
  • U.S. citizenship (if you have not established your citizenship with us) or immigration status (including Department of Homeland Security permission to work in the United States.

Download, Print and fill out the following:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ss-5.pdf
Take or mail your completed application and documents to your local Social Security office. All documents must be original and not copies of any kind.


At The DPS
Once you make the changes to your social security card you can begin the process of changing your name for your driver’s license in Mississippi. You may need documents such as:

  • Social Security card
  • Proof Of Identity
  • Proof of Residence
  • Birth certificate
  • Court order
  • Marriage certificate

You may also need other documents that the DPS will tell you about when you want to change your name for your driver’s license in Mississippi. Make sure you change your name for your driver’s license as you can’t drive using your old name.

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