Application for Change of Name (Adult)

Commonwealth of Virginia Code § 8.01 - 217

Instructions

To legally change your name, please fill out the online application on the subsequent pages. Your application form and order will be generated automatically. After the forms are generated, the application must be signed under oath.

To sign the application under oath, you may either sign in the presence of a notary public, and mail your forms to the Arlington Circuit Court Clerk’s office; or you may submit the forms electronically and sign in front of a deputy clerk at the Clerk’s office.

The filing fee for a name change is $44.00. If paying by mail, please include a check or money order made payable to “Clerk of the Circuit Court.” Cash or credit card (Visa, MC and Discover) are accepted if paying in-person. Please note, credit card transactions incur a 4% convenience fee.

The processing time for a name change is approximately three to four weeks.
Upon completion of all fields, please select 'Email my Documents.' Your documents will be sent to the email address you provided. Upon receipt, please sign the application in front of a notary, and mail the forms along with the required payment to:

Arlington County Circuit Court
Attn: Civil Division
1425 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 6700
Arlington, VA 22201

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and will have 14 days to present in-person to the Arlington County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. Applicants will need to show a valid photo ID, and pay $44.00 filing fee. The Clerk’s office is open Mon. – Fri. 8am to 4pm, and is located at:

1425 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 6700
Arlington, VA 22201

Application for Change of Name (Adult)

Commonwealth of Virginia Code § 8.01 - 217

VIRGINIA: In the Circuit Court of the County of Arlington

IN RE:  Applicant's Present Name:
Applicant Contact Information:

COMES NOW, the applicant, and after being duly sworn states under oath as follows:

1.     Applicant's Birth Name:

2.     City or County of Residence:

3.      Residence Address:

4.     Mailing Address:
If different from Residence Address

5a.   Date of Birth:

5b.   Place of Birth:

6.     Full Names of Parents

6a.   Full Name:

6b.   Full Name:

7.    Reason for Name Change Application:

Application for Change of Name (Adult)

Commonwealth of Virginia Code § 8.01 - 217

Answer the following questions by selecting 'Yes' or 'No' and providing information as requested.

8.     Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

9.     Are you currently incarcerated?  **  

Facility Name:

Facility Location:

Court(s) where convicted:

10.     Are you a probationer with any court(s)?  **  

Court(s) Name:

11.  Are you a person for whom registration with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required?  **  

Court(s) where conviction occurred that resulted in the requirement to register:

12.  Have you previously changed you name either by a prior application or by marriage?    

Please note that in addition to the application and order, you must include a court order or other documentation when you mail your Name Change documents to the Arlington Circuit Court.

Previous Name(s):

Upload court order or other documentation:

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**  No application of a probationer, incarcerated person, or person for whom registration with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required shall be accepted unless the Court finds good cause exists for such application under the reasons alleged in the application for the requested change of name.

Upload explanatory documentation to the application:

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13.  Is this name change pursuant to a divorce?

Please note that in addition to the application and order, you must include a divorce decree when you mail your Name Change documents to the Arlington Circuit Court.

Upload divorce decree:

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14.  Does public recording of the name change pose a serious threat to the health or safety to the applicant?

Please note that in addition to the application and order, you must include both a motion to seal AND supporting documentation when you mail your Name Change documents to the Arlington Circuit Court.

Upload motion to seal:

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Upload supporting documentation:

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Application for Change of Name (Adult)

Commonwealth of Virginia Code § 8.01 - 217

I, the applicant, hereby certify that this name change is not sought for any fraudulent purpose, and request that the Court order a change of name from:

Applicant's Present Name:

to

Requested Name:

Email My Document to:

After receipt of your documents, please sign the application in front of a notary, and mail the application and order to the Arlington Circuit Court.

Click Submit Application. You will be redirected to the Arlington Circuit Court website.
Click Email my Documents. You will be redirected to the Arlington Circuit Court website.