PayPal Name Change

PayPal allows name change only in certain situations. If you did not correctly set up your account, you can make small changes to correct your name, such as amending a typing error. If you’ve changed your name from marriage, divorce or by legal name change you will need to submit updated photo ID and proof of the name change. This process is managed online once logged into your PayPal account. It’s best to have scanned copy of photo ID and your name change proof before starting.

  1. Log into your account. From the ‘my account’ tab, select ‘profile’ from the drop down menu.
  2. Click ‘more options’
  3. Your name will be displayed, click the edit link alongside. 
  4. Next, you’re required to give a reason. There’s two options:
    - Personal name change (marriage, divorce, legal name change)
    - Incorrect at sign up or minor change
  5. You’re taken to an upload screen and explained what documents are acceptable.
    - For a change of name, you’ll need to provide photo ID AND your marriage certificate or court order.
    - Minor name changes may only need updated photo ID showing the correct spelling and order of your names. You may be able to change one or two characters in your name on the spot.

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