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Do I have to report a change of name or first name for the driver's licence?

Verified 20 juin 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Marriage

The name on a driver's licence issued since 2013 is birth name (family name).

The administration does not issue a new permit in case of marriage.

It is therefore no need to report usage name.

Divorce

You can apply for a new driver's licence if your usage name is indicated on your licence and you only want to indicate your family name.

The request is made online on the website of theCHILDREN.

Online application for a new permit for loss, theft, damage or change of marital status

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with your ID CHILDREN or FranceConnect

You need:

  • Divorce judgement or divorce agreement registered by a notary
  • Photo Code and Digital Signature
    If you don't have access to a digital signature and photo service, you can complete and mail a photo signature (FPS) form during the remote procedure.
  • Supporting documents (identification, proof of domicile)
  • Email address or mobile phone number to be informed of the progress of the instruction and production of the driving licence

Request is free.

You track manufacturing and shipping online of your driving licence:

Driver's licence: follow the progress of his driving application

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with FranceConnect or with your IDs.

Your new driver's licence is sent to your home.

You destroy old driver's licence upon receipt of the new.

Rename

You must apply for a new driver's licence if you change your marital status and the family name indicated on your licence is no longer the correct.

The request is made online on the website of theCHILDREN.

Online application for a new permit for loss, theft, damage or change of marital status

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with your ID CHILDREN or FranceConnect

You need:

  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Photo Code and Digital Signature
    If you don't have access to a digital signature and photo service, you can complete and mail a photo signature (FPS) form during the remote procedure.
  • Supporting documents (identification, proof of domicile)
  • Email address or mobile phone number to be informed of the progress of the instruction and production of the driving licence

Request is free.

You track manufacturing and shipping online of your driving licence.

Driver's licence: follow the progress of his driving application

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with FranceConnect or with your IDs.

Your new driver's licence is sent to your home.

You destroy old licence to drive on receipt of the new driver.

Rename

You must apply for a new licence if you change your marital status and the first name on your licence is no longer the correct one.

The request is made online on the website of theCHILDREN.

Online application for a new permit for loss, theft, damage or change of marital status

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with your ID CHILDREN or FranceConnect

You need:

  • First name change certificate
  • Photo Code and Digital Signature
    If you don't have access to a digital signature and photo service, you can complete and mail a photo signature (FPS) form during the remote procedure.
  • Supporting documents (identification, proof of domicile)
  • Email address or mobile phone number to be informed of the progress of the instruction and production of the driving licence

Request is free.

You track manufacturing and shipping online of your driving licence.

Driver's licence: follow the progress of his driving application

National Secured Securities Agency

Accessible with FranceConnect or with your IDs.

Your new driver's licence is sent to your home.

You destroy old driver's licence upon receipt of the new.