Change of Name

Change of Name

REQUIREMENTS FOR CHANGE OF NAME

  • Initiate online application for change of name on the Council's licence portal https://licence.nmcn.gov.ng
  • Upload scanned copy of original Certificates of Registration issued by Council
  • Upload scanned copy of original Marriage Certificate or detailed sworn court affidavit of marriage.
  • Upload scanned copy of original newspaper publication in a national daily (full page).
  • Payment of N8,750 only through REMITA (TSA) on the portal.

Other condition(s):

  • If divorced: Divorce papers.
  • For widows: Death Certificate

NOTE: The Council’s policies on change of name are as follows:

  • Change of name is allowed for married women only and this applies to change in surname only.
  • Addition or change of other names (first or middle names) is not acceptable.
  • Change of names for males is not acceptable.
  • Only three consistent names in full will be acceptable for all the records of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria records.


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