eFile Texas Name Change - Step by Step

1. File Petition
File the name change petition in the other family law division of district court.
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2. Get your Fingerprinting Done
Get your fingerprints taken by scheduling an appointment by visiting https://www.identogo.com/locations/texas. If you have already done fingerprinting, please skip this step.
3. Send your Documents to DPS Austin
Send the fingerprinting card along with the stamped petition to DPS (Department of Public Safety) in Austin and DPS will send the report to the court in a few weeks (sometimes it can take longer). Also, file the fingerprint doucment to the court.
4. Court Hearing
Contact the District Clerk's office periodically to check to see if your criminal history/fingerprints have come in so that they can schedule a hearing (if needed), and appear on the court as mentioned.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.