Post # 1
I’m sure there’s post on here about this, and its probably on the web if i just google it. But I was thinking today how much stuff I will have to change once I’m married. Can any bees offer advice on how to do it all, what I have to do, how long i Have to do it?
Just off the top of my head I’ll need to:
change name on driver’s license
on credit cards/bank cards/ bank checks
on emails – personal and at work
on car, life insurance
…anything else I am forgetting? How do I go about doing all this?
BTW my new last name sucks.
Post # 4
I’ve just been doing it step-by-step. Once you get started its not that bad. We have a service centre here where we can do our health card, SIN, and drivers licence all at once. Not sure if you have a similar office.
Once I had my marriage certificate I went and got my license and then it was easy from there. Just take your marriage licence and new ID into the bank to change your accounts over. My cell phone provider didn’t need anything. To change my car insurance I needed my license changed first.
Pretty straight forward 🙂
Post # 5
First go to the Social Security administration and get a new Social Security card issued. Once you have it in your hand, go to the DMV and get a new license. Once the new license comes back, you can change your name on your bank accounts, utility accounts, etc with the new photo ID.
For the passport, you need to send them a copy of your marriage license and the fee for a new passport (unless you just got your passport within the past year).
Post # 6
Social security card.
Most credit cards, banks (checks if you have them!), email, cell phone, car payment and insurance, school loans, insurance policies, etc can all be changed online via filling out an online form.
Make sure you inform your workplace as that will all need to be changed so next tax season your W2’s etc are correct.
Post # 7
In Canada our provincial websites have a section on how to change your name and ID after marriage… if there are websites for your state they might have that information on it?
For work I would let your boss know so they can change the emails/logins/whatever else needs changing.
I would also look up to see if you want to legally change it or just assume the new name.. because there is a difference 🙂
Post # 8
It sounds crazy, but I took a day off of work and spent the entire day getting it done. My employer actually changed my name while I was off for my wedding. I set those requests to HR the day before I left.
In CT I had to get a new drivers license, before I could get a new Social Security card. So the DMV was my first stop. Then I went to the Social Security office. Then I went to bank and changed my name on those items and ordered new checks. I then went home scanned my marriage certificate and emailed it to all of my credit cards, insurance companies, and loans I had out. Then I called my doctors and the company where I get my medications from. Then all of my bills, utilities and stuff. Then they gym, and town hall to change my voter registration. The passport was the last piece, and I just did that on Saturday and why I was there they explained that I should have notified the post office too. Who knew!
Post # 9
Don’t forget to change your name with PayPal if you use that service.
Post # 10
More elaboration of @MrsSaltWaterTaffy:‘s post
Don’t forget to take your birth certificate, and a piece of mail with your maiden name and current address on it with you to the DMV.