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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Name Change

Oklahoma law requires the holder of a Oklahoma drivers license or a Oklahoma identification card to notify the Department of Public Safety, in writing, within ten (10) days, of any change in their mailing address, residential address, county of residence, or name change.

If your current name is different from your identification documents you must show how the name was changed or is going to be changed.

Name change documents shall include:
  • Primary ID (Usually a State Certified Birth Certificate)
  • Divorce Decree
  • Adoption Decree
  • Name Change Decree, or
  • Establishment of Record of Birth, Pursuant to 63 OS., 1-315
  • Marriage License
  • For a common law marriage, "Affidavit of Common Law Marriage" containing the notarized signatures of the husband and wife. Both primary and secondary forms of identification must be submitted in addition to this affidavit.

Form of new name: Name must be the legal name as shown on the document that is changing the name.

Last Modified on Oct 26, 2020
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