What happens with official Spanish documents if I change my name?
If you have changed your name or surname for whatever reason, it will be necessary to update your Spanish documents (residency, NIE, driving licence etc). The authorities will simply ask for proof of the name change. In many cases this will include a marriage or divorce certificate. Please make sure that this certificate has been renewed withing 3 months of your appointment with the Spanish authorities.
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