(Closed) Changing last names – why can't it be easy?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I didn’t have to do this since I didn’t change my name but I did have to wait 2 hours last year to change my plates.

I had a coworker who took the day off to do this and waited at the Driver Licence place (two different offices in CO) for 6 hours.  I got my new licence right before work so I was at the door 5 minutes before they opened.  That only took a half hour but I wasn’t getting a name change just exchanging my MA licence for a CO one.  

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Social Security was maybe 45 minutes- not bad, except I didn’t bring anything to read, so I ended up watching the George Takei/Patty Duke commercial about 20 times.

MVA- Ugh! THREE hours! And it was the second time I went- first time I didn’t have the court-issued license copy (luckily there’s a first line you go through, where they verify that you have all your documents before you get a number.) I went around lunch time, and you’re right- lots of teens getting their licenses that day.

Luckily, I ended up with the nicest MVA worker EVER- made me adjust my hair and took two photos- the best driver’s license photo I’ve ever had.

Post # 7
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4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@GFerg:  I just sent my info to Social Security and got my new card in about 2 weeks. The only reason I had to go into SOS was because my brithday was the month I got married and I had to actually renew my DL. It was about 45 mins so not even close to 6 hours!! That is insane!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I guess I got really lucky.  When I went to change my name back to my maiden name, it took about 5 minutes at SS and not more than 15 at the DMV. 

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