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How to Change the Name on Your Driving License Online

Empower yourself in the digital age by learning the step-by-step process to correct your name on your driving licence. Correct your name hassle-free, whether it's due to marriage, a spelling error, or any other reason.

  • 01 Dec 2023
  • 3 min read



The digital age has made every task easy, from buying groceries to purchasing cars. All that is needed is a few clicks on your mobile device, and your work is over. This ease of tasking extends to almost every sphere of life, including altering your name and address in official documents. So, if you want to correct your name on your driver's license, whether from a title change after marriage, spelling error or any other reason, this critical update can be made from the comfort of your home. In this blog, we'll show you how to change your name on your driving licence.

Steps to correct your name in driving licence online


Here is how to change the name in your driving license:


  1. To initiate the process, visit the official Parivahan portal.
  2. Select your state from the drop-down menu. This step is essential as states usually manage driving licence services.
  3. After selecting your state, navigate to the "Driving licence" section on the portal and look for the option saying "services on DL".
  4. You can access various driving licence services upon being redirected to a new page. To change your name, click on the "Continue" button. 
  5. Depending on your state's specific requirements, you may be required to log into your existing account or create a new one on the portal. Follow the prompts to complete this step.
  6. The portal will direct you to an online application form. Provide the necessary information, including your old name, new name, and other details. Double-check all the information for accuracy before submitting.
  7. Upload scanned copies of your supporting documents, such as a marriage certificate or affidavit for the name change. 
  8. Pay the processing fees using the available digital payment methods.
  9. Submit the application after reviewing all the details.

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Changing your name online on your driver's license is convenient and efficient. By following the directions on the Parivahan portal, you can accurately reflect your updated identity on your driving licence. So, whether it's a new last name after marriage or a simple spelling correction, do not let an incorrect name on your driving license cause you any hassle. Take advantage of the online resources available and make the necessary updates from the comfort of your own home.

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