Post # 1
Only my married name is on my marriage certificate. Although it obviously has my husbands last name on it, there is nothing on there that indicates a name change on my behalf. Does anyone know if this will cause any problems if I want to change my name at the Social Security Office? Did I need to use my married name on my marriage license to be able to use it as evidence of my name change?
Post # 3
It depends on the state. In Oregon, where I live, I had to indicate my new name on my marriage certificate. In filing the marriage certificate it was technically the first step in the name change process.
Post # 4
Hmm…thanks. For what I could find, I think that I got married in a state that uses the maiden name on the marriage license, but am trying to change my name in a state that has you change your name on the license. Hopefully, this works out.
Has anyone else dealt with this?
Post # 5
My marriage license just has my maiden name and his name (no indication of change) it worked fine for SS office.
Post # 6
Usually you just take the marriage license to the SSA and tell them what you want your new name to be. They will also look at your old SS card, so they will know what name you are coming from.
Post # 7
My name is my maiden name on the license and his name. I took the marriage license and birth certificate to Social Security Office along with Driver’s ID and SS Card. It wasn’t a problem.