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Notarization and Apostille of Petition for Name Change

Updated: Mar 1, 2023


Ways of Legally Changing Your Name


  1. Through naturalization: change your name at the Federal Court. When filling in the naturalization application form with a new name, the Federal Court will issue a Petition for Name Change.

  2. Through marriage or divorce registration: change the surname. You can apply for a name change when you register your marriage or divorce in the court, and the court will issue a Petition for Name Change. If the marriage certificate/divorce certificate has your pre-marital and post-marital name, then the marriage certificate/divorce certificate itself can also be used as proof.

  3. Change the name at the local court by filing forms. After the court has reviewed and approved the name change, the new name takes effect and the court will issue a Petition for Name Change.

Besides the above-mentioned name change documents, a self-drafted statement can also be accepted.


Apostille/Authentication Process


Step 1: Get the certified copy


Contact the clerk's office to request a certified copy from the court that issued the order. A certified copy usually bears an original signature and seal or stamp.


Step 2: Order our service


➡️ For a Petition for Name Change issued by a local or state court,


and it will be used in countries included in this Hague Apostille country list, the service you'll need is,

If it will be used in countries included in the Non-Hague Apostille country list, the service you'll need is,


➡️ For a Petition for Name Change issued by a federal court,

(Click here to find information about the U.S. Federal Courts)


and it will be used in countries included in this Hague Apostille country list, the services you'll need are,


If it will be used in countries included in the Non-Hague Apostille country list, the services you'll need are,


Step 3: Mail us the documents


Mail us your original certified copy or other required documents. We'll handle the Apostille or Authentication process for you.

📮 Mailing Address

American Notary Service Center
7512 Diplomar Drive, Suite 101,
Manassas, VA 20109

The apostille and authentication process can be complicated. If you don't want to spend a lot of time and energy getting into it, your best bet is to let a professional do it for you. Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.


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