(Closed) Name change timing

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 4
Member
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@FutureMrsMc: I don’t know about the passport, but I think you can get a rush done. As for the name, I got our marriage certificate in the mail 8 days after the wedding, went to the SS office the next day, got it changed there and got a new license that afternoon. I got my new SS card about a week later. 

Post # 5
Member
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

You could always start the name changing process before the wedding. My mother was officially Mrs hislastname before the wedding so that all the travel documents would match. I’m not sure how it works where you are. 

Post # 6
Member
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Changing my social was all of 10 minutes.  I went to the office, filled out the application, showed my marriage license and that was it.  I got my new card a week later.  I still am working on changing my license, but I could have done it that day. 

I don’t know how long the passport will take because I don’t have a current one and am not getting one now.  My sister had to get hers in a hurry because she went to Japan with her hubby 2 months after their wedding and she had hers in time.  Look up your local passport office and call now to ask.

Basically once you have your marriage license, everything else can be changed/applied for in one day if you wanted to.  It might take awhile to get everything back, but you should have plenty of time.  I would check with the passport agency now to be sure, but I think you would be ok traveling under your married name, especially if you have proof of a legal name change with you when you travel if not everything is changed over by then.

Post # 7
Member
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@Everdeen: I considered doing that, but we would have had to get legally married first so that their was proof we were married in order to change my name.

That wouldn’t be a bad option if you really are concerned about it…

Post # 9
Member
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@FutureMrsMc: I know I brought my marriage certificate and the receipt letter from the SS office, but I don’t remember needing the latter. You should check out your state’s DMV webpage, they’ll tell you what you need to have. 

Post # 11
Member
17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

you can get your passpart back in enough time. do a rush! you should be fine.

The topic ‘Name change timing’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors