How to Change Your Personal Information at a New Hampshire DMV?
Changing your personal information at a New Hampshire DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your NH driving records. Given you have personal documents ready and a bit of free time, you shouldn’t run into any snags when updating your name or changing your address.
Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both these actions.
How to Change my Name with the New Hampshire DMV?
You should update your name with the Social Security Administration (find a local SSA office) before changing it at the DMV. Changing your name at the SSA will reflect on many other important documents, making the ordeal easy to deal with.
- File an Application for a Social Security Card (SS-5)
- Show proof of:
- Name change
- S. presence
- Send or deliver the documents
The identification documents must be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and form to your local Social Security office. Or, mail them.
You should receive your new social security card in about 2 weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local NH DMV or third-party office as soon as you can to update your information.
To change your name at a New Hampshire DMV office, you will:
- Provide your driver’s license or ID card
- Show proof of name change*:
- Marriage cert or license
- Divorce Decree
- Court order
- Citizenship/naturalization cert
- Pay the fees:
- License: $18 (4-years) or $34 (8-years)
- Title/Registration: Varies
The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you chose to do so. Else, they’ll process your forms and send the new information. The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs.
You may also take this time to submit a Record Change Request (DSMV 30 form) to update your driver’s license or ID. The DMV will take your new photo and issue a temporary license until the updated one arrives by mail in a few weeks.
Suggestion: You should use this time to update your vehicle’s title and registration.
Changing your name at the DMV office does not update your vehicle records. You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the duplicate/replacement title process to know what’s required when submitting the same forms.
How to Update Your Address with the New Hampshire DMV
You should update our address with the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles when it changes. This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.
The DC driver, information update process is available in person, online, or by mail.
Note: The process is generally the same, but there are different document requirements if you change the information on a normal or REAL ID.
Updating your address does not reflect your driver’s license, title, or registration. You must complete this update by replacing your license with the NH DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you choose to update your address in person.
You should try to update your address within 10 days of moving – you will:
- Decide how you’ll update the information (#1 is the most common):
- Option #1: In-person at a DMV (see our DMV offices directory)
- Option #2: Mailing the documents
- Submit your information:
- Proof of identification
- Proof of Social Security number
- Proof of lawful presence
- Proof of NH residency & new address
- Submit a Record Change Request (DSMV 30 form)
- Pay the $20 fee
You can mail a change of address form to:
Department of Safety
DMV – Driver Licensing
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
Or, check with your local DMV for further instructions.
The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs such as on your ID or title/registration.
Don’t Forget: Update Your Auto Insurance
You’ll want to update your New Hampshire auto insurance as soon as you can.
The mismatched information may cause problems if you were to be pulled over. Or, needed to file an insurance claim due to accidents.
Visit your insurance provider’s website to update your policy’s information.
Changing your address with the New Hampshire DMV is an easy process. Simply download and fill out form DSMV 30, pay the $20 fee (if necessary), mail it to the address above or check with your local DMV for further instructions. And don’t forget to update your auto insurance provider of your new address as soon as possible to avoid any complications due to mismatched information. With these steps taken care of, you can rest assured that your records will be kept up-to-date and accurate with the New Hampshire DMV.
Remember: Anytime you move, it’s important to update your address with the local DMVs in order to stay compliant with state laws and regulations.