2. Change your Social Security card. Visit the Social Security Administration website and complete the application for a new Social Security card. You will keep the same number – only your name will be different. Send your application to the local Social Security Administration office or simply follow the process during your stay. You should receive your new card within 10 business days. If you have a green card, visa, or other immigration document that shows your name before your wedding, you`ll need to change it before you can travel again after your honeymoon (always book your honeymoon with the name on your passport and immigration documents). You do not officially become Mrs. or Mr. Be a new name until you`ve visited Social Security, DMV, and other offices on this list!) Google “Change my last name to [name of immigration document]” to find out what steps you need to take to update your documents. If you have an immigration lawyer, they can help. There is no deadline to change your name after a marriage, divorce or court order. But the target dates in between can make your life harder if they`re late.
My guy changed his first name and middle name anyway, so he decided to change his last name to mine at the same time so he wouldn`t have to go through two paperwork/money headaches less than a year apart. He has been Mr. Moi for almost a year, 🙂 so I got married in July and filed a disability claim in June. I haven`t changed my name yet because I`m at the end of my third trimester and I`m about to burst. Will the marriage delay my disability claim because my last name was changed on my marriage certificate? With your new name and payment information in hand, it`s time to update the payment information for your mortgage or rent and utilities. Most can be easily updated online in your account portal or over the phone, and it should be as simple as entering your new last name and entering your new credit card number or banking instructions. These delays are trivial if you simply change your address. Many DMVs offer address changes online or by mail. However, the name change requires two additional elements: This name change after marriage for the title and registration of your car varies from state to state, but at a minimum, you must present your marriage certificate and fill out a form. Google “Change my name on my car title/registration in [state]” to find the requirements of your local DMV. Fortunately, in most cases, this is not necessary after marriage, as your marriage certificate can serve as proof of your name change. The longer you wait to change your name, the more it can cost you more time, money, and energy as requirements change.
You are faced with multiple timelines and deadlines. If you have a home loan that shows your name before the wedding, call your lender and discuss the requirements for a name change after marriage. You may want to add your spouse to the mortgage (if they are not already there) and refinance your loan. Review all of these options with your lender. You can choose to create a new email address after you change your name after you get married, depending on whether or not the actual email address includes your maiden name. If you`ve changed your name, be sure to customize the name that appears when you send an email. Make a list of all the places where your maiden name appears and gather important documents. It`s time to officially change your last name! Did I want to have the same boring and negative conversation with every new person I meet? Not really. Change my whole name.
I mean, I totally agree with anyone who says to do whatever you want, but if you want to keep that name until after marriage, both forwarded email accounts would work totally. If you are active in your alumni association, let them know that you have changed your name so that they can address you correctly and give the right name to others who may be looking for you. I started using my new name 11 months before the wedding! We both legally changed our names as our marriage is not recognised by Australian law (although in most contexts you can call each other whatever you want). We did it so early because we wanted our passports etc. to have the new name and had to arrange them for honeymoon long before we got married. It would have been so tedious to reissue them. Once it was official, we just chewed our names on Facebook and that was it! haha. That was over 2 years ago and I still find places where I am still listed under my maiden name. The sooner the better. I recently started my career as a graduate (social work) and returned to my maiden name at work to protect my personal life and family. It`s strange to go back after adjusting to the new name – I have two identities!! Fun fact: I have trouble with the idea that a woman is automatically the one who drops her name.
Even though I married my love, I refused to do so. I took my mother`s maiden name and separated it from my wife`s surname. The decision was made because mom has always kept her own name and yet has two children with different surnames, which seems unfair. Now I can recognize my father at work and my mother in my personal life as well as my new family! I sent my SS name change papers two weeks ago and they haven`t come yet. Can the DMV just save my information and try again without me being there, and just send my license once they`re done? The big risk in using your new surname socially before marriage is that marriages can be annulled for a variety of reasons. So, your state`s driver`s license office says you need to notify them of your change of address or name within an exact number of days: 10, 30, 60 or whatever. Hi Lina. The district official will not inform anyone of the contents of your marriage certificate, except the vital statistics office, when reporting your marriage. My last name is ridiculously common now. Googling me is a waste of time. There are millions of us.
However, after I get married, my last name becomes much more unusual. My school will take away my email address and I`ll create a Gmail account – can I put my new last name on it and use it, or do I have to update everyone`s information six months after I get married? What happens if something I submitted for publication is accepted? Can I put my new name on it? What about my website? The good news is that there is no ugly outcome. But you still have to navigate through other deadlines and consequences of name change. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a two-year rule for changing the name of the Social Security card. Their identity verification standards are stricter after two years. I started a new job 2 months before my wedding and started using the new last name in emails and business cards. I didn`t want to confuse people and it was pretty exciting! But my honest opinion is. I would say that as soon as you feel comfortable with it, you do it. If this is what you are going to use in your career, take this email addy as soon as possible!! No reason not to, except in cases where your official name is required. Anything new and permanent will have my new last name, even if we`re not married yet, because it makes more sense to me. Everything that can wait until marriage will wait.
I didn`t know you could use it from the beginning for non-legal things! I felt like a crazy person when I got my hands on my new Gmail name (and my shared Gmail account name). Could start the transition soon. Only 5 months left before the wedding 😛 Thank you! Hi Lina. SSA will not notify DMV of your name change. It is not their responsibility. I think my question is: how long is it too early to incorporate my new last name into my personal brand? When can you start using your married name? -Kallisti Your DMV`s name change deadlines may be difficult or impossible to meet as they expect your Social Security name change to be completed first. Unfortunately, if you have a Global Entry card, you will not be able to change your name online as you will get a new passport number if you change your name on your passport. However, you don`t have to make an appointment months in advance. Once you have received your new passport, simply bring it to the nearest registration center where you can update your account information. You will keep your current Global Entry card (along with your maiden name) because the digital data attached to your card will reflect your new information and match your passport, even if the physical card does not. If you prefer to get a new card with your new name, you can order one through your Global Entry account (after personally updating your passport information) for a $25 fee.
You have taken the plunge and may have decided to take your spouse`s surname or create your own surname with your partner after marriage. You`re probably considering changing your name after you get married. Since your name doesn`t change automatically when you get married, you need to make sure you follow all the legal steps necessary to change your name after marriage. I set up my PS4 with my married name, but I won`t get married until next year. Like most others here, if I set up something (that doesn`t require any formal paperwork), I`ll use my married name. I just forget; When I move, there are always things that don`t update at my new address, so I figured I`d start changing my business name early. I really appreciate this post and the tone of the comments. On a traditional wedding blog, commentators would say: NO, IT`S CHEESY! And I know there are unconventional readers who disagree/disagree with the changing naming tradition.