Once your name is legally changed, you need a Certified Copy to update your name with schools, banks, employers, and public agencies. Certified Copies certifying a legal name change are available through your county Vital Records or Public Health Office. Some institutions or agencies keep the original certificate, so having additional certified copies on hand expedites the process.
A Petition for Name Change issued from the local District Court (Federal Court) must be an original Certified Copy signed and stamped by thre Deputy Clerk of the District Court. This document should also include two embossments (one for each signature). In other words, a Petition for Name Change requires two steps to be completed: