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Changing Your Name
IN MASSACHUSETTS:

To change your name in Massachusetts, you must first visit a Social Security Office near you to file paperwork, show proof of citizenship, documentation of a legal name change and your identity. Acceptable documents for this include your marriage license, among others. The forms, instructions for filing and acceptable forms of identification can be found on this Web site: http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/ssa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=315

To change your name on your driver's license in Massachusetts, you must first file your name change with the Social Security Administration and allow sufficient time for processing. Once that step is completed, bring your new Social Security card showing the name change, the Commonwealth's license and ID update form and $20 to your local Registry of Motor Vehicles office. A link to the requirements and forms can be found on the Registry's Web site: http://www.mass.gov/rmv/faq/license.htm#11

IN RHODE ISLAND:

To change your name, you must first change your name with a local Social Security office. To do so, you must fill out paperwork, show proof of citizenship, documentation of a legal name change and your identity. Acceptable documents for this include your marriage license, among others. For information, forms, and acceptable forms of identification, visit http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/ssa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=315

To change your name on your driver's license in Rhode Island, you must first change your name with the Social Security Administration, allowing at least 24 hours between filing the name change and applying for the name change with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The applicant must appear in person with their current Rhode Island license and proof of name change (a marriage license) to begin the process. The DMV will also accept a notarized affidavit form (available at DMV branches) as well as two forms of identification and evidence of the new name, such as a Social Security card, valid voter registration card, or U.S. passport. For more information, including specific forms, fee information and forms of identification, visit: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/licenses/name_address_change.php