Have you ever changed your name? Chances are, probably not! Are you wondering where do I even start?? When we were going through our wedding planning, the name changing task for us when Rebecca changed her name seemed overwhelming! We wished we had something like this blog outlining the basics to help guide us through the process.
Definitely something to ask your wedding planner, if they include this as part of their wedding concierge service.
If you would rather utilize a kit to help gather all the forms for you, check out the very bottom of this blog for a kit recommendation.
Before you do anything else for changing your name, start here! If your name sure where your county office is, visit this website to find your specific area as well as what fees they will be charging.
2. Schedule an appointment social security administration office to get a new social security card with your name change
You will want to fill our and file Form SS-5 and bring the following documents:
3. Change your name at your local department of motor vehicles office for a new driver’s license
You will need to bring:
4. Update your bank accounts
You will need to bring:
5. Change your name on your passport for easier travel
According to the department of state, here is what to do:
6. Update your information at work
7. Change your name (and address, if you’ve moved) with the postal service
To do this, use the change of address form. You can do this online or at your local USPS office.
8. Notify the rest of your name change:
Hitch Switch will help simplify your name changing process and keep you on track!
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