Name change records for New York City (NYC)?

Are name changes public record in New York?

Name change applications are public records. This means they can be found and viewed by anyone. If you have safety concerns, you can ask the court to “seal” the records.

What court handles name changes in New York?

The name change petition can be filed in the County Court or Supreme Court of the county where you live. If you live in New York City, you can file your papers in any New York City Civil Court or the Supreme Court in the county where you live.

How much is it to legally change your name in New York?

It costs $65.00 to change a name and/or sex designation in Civil Court. You can use the Civil Court’s free and easy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms to make an Adult Name/Sex Designation Change Petition or a Minor Name/Sex Designation Change Petition.

How long is the name change process in New York?

Name change actions can take anywhere from a day, to six (6) months (sometimes even longer). The time it takes for such action to be ordered/decreed varies not only from county to county, but sometimes from courthouse to courthouse as well.

Can I change my last name to my boyfriend without getting married?

Advice for couples who don’t want to get married

If as a couple you do not want to get married (or enter into a civil partnership), it is entirely within your rights for one or both of you to change your surname to match your partner’s, giving the appearance of a married couple.

How much does it cost to change name on citizenship certificate?


The filing fee for a name change after citizenship oath is $555 for Form N-565. You will need to pay the filing fee and the biometrics service fee. The filing fee sent to USCIS is non-refundable, even if your request is denied.

How do I change name on Social Security card?

To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. You also must show us a document proving your U.S. citizenship, if it is not already in our records. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them.

How do I change my name on my birth certificate in NY?

Change Name

After you’ve made a legal name change, you can ask the Department of Health to update your birth certificate by completing and submitting a Birth Certificate Correction Application. With your application, you must submit a certified court order that includes: Your old name. Your new legal name.

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