If I need to change my last name and I can’t get my fingerprints done without a valid ID, what can I do since I need the name change to get an ID?

Asked on September 20, 2013 under Business Law, Texas

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to get the fingerprints then get your ID. Once you get any ID, you can always change it after you get an official name change through social security. Yes, you may have to pay twice but this is the only way. Fingerprinting will travel with your social security number, so your names (past and present) should appear on any background check.

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to get the fingerprints then get your ID. Once you get any ID, you can always change it after you get an official name change through social security. Yes, you may have to pay twice but this is the only way. Fingerprinting will travel with your social security number, so your names (past and present) should appear on any background check.


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