Post # 1
So I’ve applied for my new social security card. The office gave me a receipt and said I could use it “to change your name pretty much everywhere else”.
Anyone tried to use this receipt to change their name on anything else? I don’t want to trek all the way to the DMV to have them look at me like I have four heads. I’ve never heard of this before so I was just curious if any of the bees encountered this.
I’ll get my new card in 10 days (hopefully sooner!) so I could wait til then but I’m just impatient 🙂 I’m getting so confused with half my stuff in one name and half in the other, I never know how to introduce myself or how to sign my name!
Post # 3
I didn’t even need my social security card when I went to the DMV. The social security office told me that it would be changed in the system within 24 hours and then I could go to the DMV to change my license. At the DMV I just needed my marriage certificate and they had me fill out a form.
Post # 4
That’s good to know! Thanks!
Post # 5
I think you just need your marriage certificate to change your name for most things.
Post # 6
I took my marriage certificate and the receipt from Social Security to DMV and it was a piece of cake. I’m not sure if they needed both or not, I just handed them both to the guy and it was take care of.
Post # 7
My work, health insurance, bank, etc., have all asked for the social security card. I wish I only needed the marriage certificate because I’ve got that! 🙂
Post # 8
Took the receipt to the DMV bc they needed it and that’s the purpose of the receipt. Not all DMV are the same and most require this to get your licensce changed.
Post # 9
The receipt doesn’t work anywhere, in my experience, but the DMV just needed my certificate and then everywhere else just needed the new license. One credit card didn’t need anything, just me emailing them and they sent a new card with the new name in a day. The other one wants me to mail in the original certificate and a load of other stuff. I was thinking of closing that account, anyway, so they just pushed me into it.
Social Security spelled my name wrong on the card, so now I have to straighten that out. Yay, more time off work!