Post # 1
I’m going to the Social Security office today on my lunch break to change my name with them. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long the process usually takes, and if I’ll be getting my new SS card right then and there (or, at least, something that shows I’ve applied to change my name)? I’d like to go to the DMV tomorrow to change my license, but I’ve read that you need to change your name at the SS office first. I’ve used newlastname.org to get my info, but unfortunately, it doesn’t state how long things take and if I can do the next step one day after the first.
I’m in Illinois if that helps. Any experiences would be appreciated! Thanks, bees!
Post # 3
I’m in Missouri, and you get a print out from the SS office saying your name is changed. I did that, then took it tot he DMV. I did them within 30 minutes of each other. You don’t need the new card…
Post # 4
I’m in Michigan, but I was able to change my SS-card and drivers license on the same day. The SS office gave me an official letter that showed my name change, so I was able to show that and a copy of my marriage license everywhere else I needed to change my name, until the new SS card came in. As far as everything I heard, you do have to do Social Security first and then you can change everywhere else.
Post # 5
Awesome, thanks, ladies! I’m so anxious to get this done and overwith. Phew!
Post # 6
In Texas I went to the SSA office and the DMV on the same day. Yes, you will have to wait for your new SS card in the mail but I didn’t need it to change my DL. I took the receipt from the SSA with me to the DMV and they didn’t even ask for it. As long as I had a certified copy of my marriage license I was good to go.
Post # 7
I just did mine today in Manhattan. Miraculously, there were just two people ahead of me. The office is massive, with 35 service windows, yet I was in and out of there in under 20 minutes. In MANHATTAN!! Shocking!
I’m going to try the “use the official SS letter” method and see if it gets me anywhere. But I’m secretly hoping the card is mailed to me before Thanksgiving, as I’d like to go to DMV on Black Friday and get that behind me.