Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
The process to change address on drivers license and on the car registration are done separately, therefore it is possible to have different address information on both documents.

Taking into account that same address changing request form needs to be submitted for both changes, it would be a wise choice to check with DMV if you can do it at the same time on one form.

Additional fees may also apply to the double change. Your local DMV office will be able to provide you with more details on the address change forms.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
To file for changing addressin New Hampshire, you will need to complete the Insurance Address Change Request form and submit it within 30 days of the actual change to the Insurance Department. You can choose one of the three available options for different categories:

  • Holders of home state license may change address information electronically without a fee. Changing state of residence needs to be done manually and you must pay a $10 fee.
  • Manual requests can be done by submitting completed form and check of $10 to New Hampshire Insurance Department. You can print a new license for free online.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
The legal requirements for official change address in New Hampshire state that you must have your current legal and mailing address put on the car registration.

You can submit a Record Change Request form online or via mail to a NH DMV office. Make sure to fill in correct data for the address change you need to have updated.

After you pay the $3 update fee, you will be issued a temporary copy of the car registration document and a fully valid copy will be sent to you via mail in two months.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
Changing address on CDL license in New Hampshire can be done either in person or via mail.

To do so, proceed with the following steps:

As a CDL license has different state-related rules for CDL endorsements it is advisable that you check the current local requirements by contacting DMV locations. They will be able to assist on additional forms and fees that you might need to attach to your address change request form.

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
The official address change process in New Hampshire can be done:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Driver Licensing 23 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305

Steps to change address require that you:

  • Complete, sign and date the Record Change Request form.
  • Make sure to put details for name, date of birth, legal and mailing address.
  • Pay the $3 address change fee.

Note that address changing in case of lost or stolen drivers license will not be accepted. Instead, you will need to apply in person for a duplicate drivers license. A temporary copy will be issued immediately and you will need to wait about two receive the official copy of your drivers license.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
Changing address on your personal documents can be done either in person or via mail in New Hampshire. To do so, you can visit any DMV office. The Concord office location is the only office that allows you to change your address via mail.

To change address on your identification card, you need to prepare the following documents:

When you complete the submission procedure at DMV you will get a temporary ID card. The hard copy will be mailed to the address you have provided when applying.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
When you want to keep your car insurance in line with changes of your personal data and you need to do a name change, you should fax or email the following documentsto the New Hampshire Insurance Department:

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How do I change my name on my car registration?
To change your name on your car registration, you must visit a local NH DMV location and submit the following documents within 10 days of changing your name with the Social Security Administration:

  • A completed and signed Record Change Request Form
  • Your oldcar registration copy
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

Afterwards, you must wait for about 60 days for the DMV to mail you a new car registration document.

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How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
To change your name on your NH drivers license, you must visit your local NH DMV office and submit the following documents within 10 days of changing your name with the Social Security Administration:

  • Completed Record Change Request
  • Current drivers license
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

The replacement copy is issued in temporary paper form and will be replaced with a permanent copy after two months via mail.

Note that the above process assumes that you have finished with the name change procedure at the Social Security Administration (SSA) previously. If not, here is what you will need to have prepared for the SSA:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of age
  • Application for social security card

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How do I change my name on my ID card?
If you want to process a name change request on your identification card you will need to have done the same with the Social Security Administration beforehand. Once you finish changing your name with the SSA, you may go on to a nearby DMV substation and submit the following set of documents:

  • Record Change Request form
  • Current ID card
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
    • Adoption decree
    • Name change petition from the court of Probate
    • Other court decree

The NH DMV will mail you an updated ID card including yourlegal name change two months after the temporary copy has been issued to you at the place of application.

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How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Name change forms that need to be submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be investigated in several ways. SSA offers a number of options you may choose from when you go through an official name change:

  • Official homepage
  • Your personal social security account
  • Your Social Security Card and Number booklet
  • Call toll-free at 1-800-772-1213
  • Call for hearing-impaired at TTY number 1-800-325-0778

Once you collect the necessary information, you can proceed with the actual change in person or online.

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How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Name changing on yourcar registration is free of charge in New Hampshire. Be prepared to receive your updated car registration via mail within two months of processing your name change request.

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How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
There is no fee prescribed in the requirements to change name in New Hampshire. You are only required to complete and submit the name change request with the supporting documentation to DMV offices. Once you have completed the name change request, you will be issued a new car title free of charge.

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How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
There is no fee required for the process to change name in New Hampshire for all documents, regardless of the type of name change request.

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What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
DMV in New Hampshire does not have special regulations in terms of proof of residence. All that you are required to provide is the information on the address change requestform. Yet, it is recommended that you check with them before applying if any changes in required forms have occurred.

On the other hand, to process similar updates where you need to prove your resident status you can choose to submit one of the following:

  • Home utility bill
  • Personal check or bank statement
  • Payroll check stub
  • Insurance policy for your home
  • Property tax bill for your residence

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
To complete the process of address changing as a non-US citizen, you need to present the forms from the address change checklist below:

  • Old copy of the document that needs to be updated
  • Fee (if required)
  • Proof for status in the country:
    • If you have established residency, refer to the requirements for a permanent resident, asylee, refugee, employment authorization card (EAD or OPT).
    • If you are holding a student or work visa, refer to the requirements for non-US citizens temporarily residing in New Hampshire.
    • If you are visiting on a tourist visa (B1 or B2), you are not eligible for a New Hampshire drivers license.
    • If you are an EAD cardholderand are undergoing deportation proceedings, you must take into account court hearing dates.

Additional help for non-resident issues in New Hampshire can be obtained at:

NH Department of Safety DMV – Non-US Citizen Office 23 Hazen Drive Concord NH 03305 (603) 227-4175

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Failing to change your address on your DMV records when moving in the state of New Hampshire could result in the following penalties:

  • Fines
  • Invalid car insurancedue to incorrect information

DMV offices can provide you with the help you need to avoid any penalties you might face in case of non-compliance from not having updated your address on DMV records.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
The legal requirement deadline for address changing in New Hampshire is within 10 days of moving. Take care to complete the process at DMV within this time period to be in line with New Hampshire regulations.

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