If you are newly married or divorced or you want to change the name given to you at birth to a name that better suits you, once you go through the legal process of changing the name on your credit card, you’ll also be required to change your name on your credit card.
Different credit card issuers have different requirements for changing your name on your credit card. If you only need to correct the spelling of your name or add a middle initial to your name, you may be able to complete the process online or with a quick phone call to customer service.
If it is a major change, you may be required to call or send documentation to change your name on a credit card. This process may take some time depending on the number of credit cards you have. But before you change your name on your credit cards you must legally change your name on your Social Security card and your driver’s license.
What You Need To Do Before You Call Your Credit Card Issuer
To change your name on your social security card, you must go to the social security office. Print and fill out an Application for a Social Security Card before you go to the social security office. Then take your completed application and proof of your name change to the Social Security office to complete the process. To change a name, you need a marriage certificate, divorce decree, certificate of naturalization showing your new name, or court order approving your name change. You are to go with something that proves your identity.
Once the above stated is done, in a few weeks, you’ll get a new social security card with your updated name and the same Social Security Number as before.
Once your name is changed on your Social Security Card, you can change your name on your driver’s license. Proceed to your nearest DMV, with your name change documents, your old driver’s license, and your corrected social security card to be sure.
How to Change Your Name On Your Credit Card
You can start by calling your credit card issuers to change your name on your credit card. Once the process is completed, your credit card issuer will mail a new credit card to you with your new name inscribed on the front.
For the credit card issuers who instruct you online on how you can change your name on your credit card like American Express, you can simply fill out a name change authorization form and upload a copy of your new I D, such as your new driver’s license, to complete your request. If you live near a Bank of America branch, to complete your request, you should take your government-issued photo ID with any additional documentation to a Bank of America financial center or call customer service.
For other credit card issuers, you can simply call the number on the back of your credit card to initiate the process. Note that you will have to mail, fax copies of your documentation to complete your name change request.
With this, now you can easily change your name that is printed on your credit card with ease.