(Closed) How long did it take for you to change your name?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I got my name changed with Social Security pretty much right away.  I went in person and it was instant but it took a week or two to get my actual card.  It took me a few months to go to the DMV though and get that changed.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In total time about a month, however due to the state of MN shut down about a 2 weeks after I went did my DL that is why it took so long.

I would say month for the DL

It was only a week to get a new SS card.

Took about a week and half to get new bank cards.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not long at all. My credit cards took about two weeks to come (and everything could be done over the phone except my AmEx which needed a form sent in), my SS card took about 2 weeks (and took about 35 minutes at the office), my DL took about a half hour at an expedited/license only office and about 10 days to come. I still haven’t done a new passport!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you have to go in person to the SSA. I waited about an hour to change my name and they gave me a sheet of paper that would have been sufficient to get a new drivers license the same day. I didn’t feel like waiting in line any more that day so I waited until I got my new social security card in the mail (came within one week). Then another 1hr wait at the DMV and $11 for a new license. I haven’t done my passport yet because I have to send in an updated picture but that should take a few weeks.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got a copy of our marriage certificate in the mail 8 days after our wedding. The next day I went to the SSA in person, and they gave me a confirmation receipt thing to take to the DMV (which I didn’t need). I received my new SS card in the mail within a week.

I brought the copy of my marriage certificate to the DMV, and that and my old license was all they needed to issue a new one in my married name. So I guess including the wait time for the certificate and getting the SS card in the mail, it was completely done in about two weeks, but I had the new license in hand that day. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

it may take me years;)  first of all i have plane tickets for business trip all the way up unitl december of this year, my passport doesnt expire for another four years, and my drivers licence next year. but i will answer to mrs c. when called for a table at a resteraunt

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@yassim: I got my new DL before my new social.  I did that first, just so happen that I got both on the same day in the mail.

So I don’t think it really matters. On the SS website it tells you what to bring and the form to fill out

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow…I am a delinquent! I have all the paperwork, but it is more than two months later and I have yet to do it. 🙁

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I changed mine pretty much right away. I went to the SSA first. My new SS card came in the mail about 10 days later. The next day I went to the DMV, and I’m just waiting on my new license to come in. It should be in any day now.  After that comes in I’ll just need to alert my bank and my payroll company. The whole process was waaaaay easier than I expected.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wait, other states don’t print out a new license at the DMV while you’re there? I never expected NJ to be ahead of the curve on something.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did the SS, DL and main bank acct within a month after getting the Marriage Certificate in the mail. And like the PP, my time scale was the same for going to the office, waiting in line and waiting for the paper work in the mail.

I only changed my Passport because it had expired and we were planning an international trip about 6 months after we got married.

But we are at 10 months and I still have a few credit cards and airline/rental car affinity program cards in my maiden name.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Sassygrn: where did you go to get your SS changed? We are debating between St Paul and Minneapolis. Im thinking St Paul would be faster 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

PA will print while you wait too;)

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