Chime Bank Name Change Procedure

Chime bank requires updated photo ID before they allow you to change names. This means you need to follow the order below:

  1. File the SSA name change form. While this can be done by mail, it is best to file in person because the SSA prefers not to receive your original photo ID by mail. The SSA processes the name change on the spot and your updated record will be visible to other agencies 2 or 3 days later. We provide the SSA name change form as part of your kit, or you can get it from the SSA directly.
  2. Next, get updated photo ID. Your state DMV may have a special form, in which case we provide this for you. File in person at the DMV. Some states require full evidence of identity documents, so be sure to check their website or review the instructions in your Easy Name Change kit before attending. You may be able to book an appointment time with your DMV (varies between states).
  3. Buy an Easy Name Change kit. We provide the SSA form, your state DMV form (if they have one) and all filing instructions. We also cover your bank, credit card, communications provider, utilities, rewards clubs and more. We provide a ready to send form, letter or email where accepted. We guarantee you’ll save hours or your money back!
  4. Visit Chime bank in person with your original proof of name change and updated ID card.
  5. Send out all your Easy Name Change letters, forms and emails. Review filing instructions for all your companies so you don’t miss anything else.

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Chime Bank has a higher standard of proof to document your name change. That’s because they hold your money and can provide credit. You’ll need to show proof of name change (eg: marriage certificate or court order) as well as updated government photo ID. That means you should update the SSA first, followed by your state DMV and then your Chime Bank account.

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