(Closed) Changing your name -copies of the marriage license – a note to future brides FYI

posted 9 years ago in Names
Post # 3
2680 posts
Sugar bee

Thanks for the advice!  I always heard to get 2 or 3 copies so we got 2.  I havent had to give either up yet and I heard once you send it for your passport, they mail it back to you.  Every other place including SSA or DMV just looked at it and made a copy.  I think it depends where you live (for SSA or DMV) and what places you are changing your name at.

Post # 4
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

ya i only got 2 copies of my license and when I got my name changed, they didn’t require the actual license, just that I have it with me when I was making the request and they may have made a copy of it, I don’t remember

Post # 6
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

AH! I haven’t even heard about doing this!! Yikes thanks for the heads up!

Post # 7
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think three copies is a good amount to get.  That way, if you do need to change it or leave it with a bureau (example: my bank required a copy to keep, and if you change it with SS via the mail, or your HR may need a copy), you still have at least two copies left.

So – yeah – you don’t need eight copies because most places you just need to show it to, they don’t actually need to keep a copy.  Keep them in safe place, and they’ll come in handy one day.  At least they’re cheap! Certified copies in NJ run $10-$15!

Post # 8
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

How long does it take to get certified copies? Our wedding is in Texas and we’re sticking around until Monday afternoon so that we can get the SS office done before going on the Honeymoon and then back home to Kentucky. Will we be able to get the copies in the same day?

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