You will also need the following to receive your Alaska driver license, permit or state identification card:
In order to change your name on your Alaska driver license, permit or state identification card, you must submit proof of the change (in person) to DMV.
If there have been multiple name changes, you must provide documentation to prove the continuity of the names. Example : The name on the primary document differs from your current name you must provide additional documentation (marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption files) to show a link to your current name.
Submitted documents must be an original certified copy. Photocopies and fax copies are not acceptable.
The following items are acceptable to use for a name change:
By law, you are required to notify the DMV of a name or address change within 30 days of the change (AS 28.05.071)
ADDRESS: (2 AAC 90.480)
When you move or change your mailing address, please provide a written change of address request to the Division of Motor Vehicles. For a change of address on a vehicle record, you may be able to use our online change of address system to update the address on each vehicle.
Please be aware that you must provide the information for ALL vehicles and driver license's that you wish to have the information updated on, as your files are not linked.
Following is a form to make the request easy for you: Address Change Form
If you are unable to pull up the form and print it, you may send a letter requesting the change. Be sure to include the following:
You will not receive notification that the change has been made.
For your records, you may do the following:
Vehicles - Please cross out the previous address on your registration and write the correct address in the space provided.
Driver License - If you wish to have a new license showing your current address, you must apply for a duplicate license. Please see Fees for the current fees.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
If a person claims that the SSN on the DMV records is incorrect, the person must bring in their Social Security Card or documentation from the IRS displaying the applicant's name and Social Security number.
For more information on changing your license number contact Juneau Driver Services at (907)465-4361.
DATE OF BIRTH: (2 AAC 90.480)
The applicant must present one of the acceptable primary identification documents for proof of date of birth (D-20).
WEIGHT, HEIGHT, HAIR COLOR, EYE COLOR: (2 AAC 90.480)
Only Form 478 (Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card) will be required to change an applicant’s weight, height, hair color and/or eye color.
SEX: (2 AAC 90.480)
In accordance with 2 AAC 90.480 to change the applicant’s sex designation, Form 427 (Certification for Change of Sex) section A must be completed along with Form 478 (Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card) or Form 415 (Application for Commercial Driver License (CDL))
We will accept the following documents to change the sex designation on the driver license or identification card in lieu of section B and C of the medical certification being completed by an authorized medical provider:
NOTE: The above referenced documents are the only acceptable documents because they require the applicant to provide similar medical certification that DMV requires to modify the sex designation on a driver license or identification card under 2 AAC 90.480.
If one of the above documents is not provided, a fully completed Form 427 (Certification for Change of Sex) (sections A, B and C) will be required in addition to Form 478 (Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card) or Form 415 (Application for Commercial Driver License (CDL)). Form 427 must be completed and certified by one of the following:
Signature by the medical provider must be an original; it cannot be a stamped or electronic format.
For questions regarding the application or certification requirements contact Anchorage Driver Services 269-3770.