(Closed) Confused about name-change

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@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
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • 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 # 6
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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! Smile)

Post # 7
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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.

Post # 8
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010



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