Name Change Silly question: Visiting SSC office in person for name change

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mine did not.  All they did was look at it, and flippantly at that.

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

mine didn’t either. they just looked it over real quick and then handed it back to me.

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine didn’t even look at it, really, just wanted to know I had one/see me pull it out. They didn’t keep any of our paperwork.

Post # 6
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

nope, they wont keep it. and they barely glanced at it like a couple other bees already said. I was at the counter for maybe 10 minutes max and sitting in the waiting area for almost 2 hours. LOL Hate that!


Post # 8
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sapphire–stars:  Hello my fellow Knoxvillian 😉  Something that was a HUGE help for me, was to print out and complete the form online to request the name change.  Then just take your marriage license, they’ll make a copy (I think) and that’s that.  They don’t keep it.  Although the wait to get to talk with someone was like 20-30 minutes for me, it only took like 30 seconds with a representative once my name was called since I already had all the paperwork completed.  Just go to and under “Useful Links” in the middle, click on name change.  It will tell you everything you need to bring and has a link to the application.

11 more days to go!!  Yay!!

Post # 11
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

This is how getting your SS card works:

You wait in the waiting area for over an hour with this big shit grin on your face becuase you are still beaming from being a newlywed. Then you go up to the counter and say, “I just got married, and I need to change my last name on my SS card” to some crabby middle-aged man who immediately wipes the newlywed glow off your face by sighing heavily and saying “yeah, that’s real nice. License?” You show him, he gives it back, and sends you a new card.

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