- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
My fiance and I are getting our marriage license and having a civil ceremony soon, but we are having our celebration overseas with his family in a few months. Because I travel alot and have a few international trips planned in the next month, I don’t have the time to change my name right away nor do I want to pay the fees to process a new passport (I just got it renewed last year…before we got engaged). If I change my last name on the marriage certificate, how long can I wait to change my name on legal documents (id’s, passports, social security)? If I can’t get it done for over a year or more, will it be an issue? Will I be able to change it later? Also, is it an issue if your marriage certificate and and id’s do not match?