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Name Change Notification Letter

When to use Name Change Notification Letter

Have you recently changed your name? You may be understandably overwhelmed by all of the paperwork that you need to update as a result of this change. Virtually every business you regularly do business with will likely need to be notified of your updated name. From your employer to the electric company, your cable and cell phone service providers to your health insurance company, you have a lot of updating to do. Thankfully, it is relatively easy to keep both personal contacts and interested businesses “in the loop” in regards to your name change. Sending a straightforward name change notification letter can help you to accomplish this goal efficiently and effectively.


If you have recently changed your name due to marriage, divorce or any other reason, consider using this name change notification letter to inform interested personal contacts, creditors and other interested parties of the switch. It is important to send out such notifications as quickly as you can after your new name is finalized, as failing to do so can lead to frustrating consequences. For example, your bank may not cash checks made out to your new name until it is formally notified of the alteration. Utility providers may not honor requests that changes be made to your accounts until you can verify that you are who you say you are. You may be issued replacement credit cards (when your old ones expire) under your old name. Because it often takes businesses days or even weeks to process name change requests, it is best to notify all interested parties as soon as you can in order to avoid unnecessary delays and “red tape” down the road.

Alternative Names

Notification of Name Change
Notice of Name Change