Post # 1
So, I go the certified copy of our marriage license back yesterday. I am planning to start the process here pretty soon…. but im kind of confused on what i have to do in what order.
I know a new social security card is first… what then? I’m sorry for being so clueless, but after googling it, im more confused.
Plus, how do I go about1 changing student loans and such?
Im lost. Help?
Post # 3
@zippylef: First is SS office… they will give you a piece of paper to take to the DMV. Then is the DMV. You will tell them you need a new license because of name change. When you get to the counter bring your marriage license and the piece of paper from the SS office -they will ask you for one or both. After you have received your SS card you can go to the bank and change your name at the bank. You will have to do this in person. For your work you will need to bring in the SS card to your HR department and they probably have a name change form for you to fill out. Call your student loan company (ie Citi) and ask them what the process is – they will help you out. I think thats it! Then just start getting used to your new name 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Yes, SS office first, then DMV. Once your ID reflects your name, that’s a good time to start notifying banks and creditors. Most of my student loan servicers had an address where to send name change info: they wanted a letter and a (photo)copy of the marriage license. If you can’t find a specific address for name changes, you can send it to the correspondence address. Don’t forget to include: your account number, your name when the loans were made to you, and your new name.
Post # 5
Ah. Right on. Thanks guys!!
Post # 6
Oh, I just wanted to add that you probably can’t to the SS office and the DMV in the same day. I was totally bummed because no one told me that, so I schlepped all the way out to the far SS office because it’s near the DMV, but the SS info has to upload to the DMV database… which takes at least a couple days, apparently. So, unless you’re told otherwise, don’t get your hopes up for doing them both on the same day (I was sooo excited to make significant progress, only to be shut down! )
Post # 7
Yep, what Spaniel said! At my bank, they required me to bring in my actual marriage license. And my credit card made me fax in a copy of it.