- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m lazy. Upon a google search I found the Knot’s link:
1. Get your marriage license
2. Change your Social Security card
3. Change your license at the DMV
4. Change your bank accounts
5. Fill in the blanks (bank,
My questions are:
1. Is this really the right order of things?
2. Do I have to go to the SS office in person? (not really wanting to drive an hour each way and take time off work) Some websites say mail, other sites say visit the SS office. I don’t plan to do anything complicated.
3. Can you think of anyone who’d need a real certfied copy of the marriage license? As in the certified, raised seal kind? My work is fine with a copy I make myself. I ask because we were married in another country, and not sure if I can get official notarized copies in the US or if I have to contact Canada for copies.
4. How long does the whole process take? Should I aim to get it done before the year is up? Before we do our taxes in Feb? I just don’t want to be in the middle of changing everything when we go to file I guess.
5. Our marriage license has my current/birth name. I hear other people put what their name WILL be, but I didn’t think that made sense because legally you are not that person yet. According to a Canadian page:
“If you were born or married elsewhere in Canada, the Vital Statistics Agency sends a Notice of Name Change to your province ofbirth or marriage. This may, or may not, result in a change of your birth or marriage record. To be sure, you should contact your province of birth.” I was not born in Canada, but not sure if I have to check with my birth state or not???