Post # 1
Hey Bees – I am in the process of changing my name. I already have my new social security card. I have an appt with the DMV on Monday. I’ve already changed my name at work, 401K, insurance, etc.
2 questions –
(1) to get a new passport, the State Dept wants the original marriage certifcate mailed to them. This makes me uncomfortable. Anyone have any issues with not getting back their marriage certificate?
(2) I travel monthly for work. My next trip is mid-Sept. I won’t have any picture id. California will take my current license and provide me a temporary. They are saying it will take at the very least 60 days to get a new license via mail. Because I have trips once a month, there isn’t really a down time where I can wait out the 60 days. I’m assuming TSA may not accept CA’s temporary paper license. I won’t have a picture ID with my new name, under which my flight is made. Has anyone else dealt with this? What did you do?
Post # 3
@dani ddha:I can help you with question #2! I changed my name with the social security dept and the DMV in the middle of July. We flew to Ohio the first week of September. The DMV will give you a temporary with a picture on it. When we flew I took my old driver’s license, our marriage license that had both my maiden and married names on it and my temporary. It seemed like a hassle but it actually wasn’t that bad and I didn’t have any problems! Good luck 🙂
Post # 4
You need a photo ID to fly in your current legal name, which has to match your boarding pass. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm
I sent my marriage license and old passport to get my new passport and they mailed it back in the same condition. It’s not that hard to get a new one in case you don’t get it back.
When I got my new driver’s license, the temporary paper one did not have a photo on it.
If I were you I would try to travel with your maiden name and your old documentation.
Post # 5
You can submit a certified copy of the marriage license for a new passport (I just sent our original in) you can get it expedited if you NEED a photo ID, you would need fast shipping there too since it’s in Philly
Post # 6
I’m in the process of changing my name as well (mostly done! just waiting for my passport and license to come in.)
I’m pretty sure for the passport you can also mail a certified copy in place of an original. So if you are hesitant about mailing an original, you can go to the town hall where you got your marriage license and get a certified copy from them.
In either case, before you mail off your marriage certificate, I would make a copy of it and bring it with you to the airport. Do you have a picture ID with your old name? If you have your marriage certificate to document your name change, I think a picture ID with your old name and then documentation of your name change might fly (haha, no pun intended.)