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Change of Name

Any changes to your legal name of record requires the following:

  • one of the following:

    • a certified copy of your birth certificate

    • valid (current) passport

    • a marriage license issued by a county or city clerk

    • a divorce decree from a court of law

    • or a court ordered name change

  • a second piece of identification (with your new name) in the form of a government-issued photo ID

You can bring your official documents in person to the Student Services Center located at Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor, or mail notarized copies of your documents with a cover letter explaining the change. If you choose to mail the certified documents, you must sign the cover letter and include your Stanford student ID number or social security number, and date of birth. Mail should be sent to:

Office of the University Registrar
Stanford University
408 Panama Mall, Suite 117
Stanford, CA 94305-6032

International students who wish to change their name of record must first consult with the Bechtel International Center.

Name changes are allowed for current students only.