How to Change Names After Marriage


When can you change names?

You can start your married name change paperwork at any time, but you can only file forms once your marriage certificate is available. As forms change from time to time, we recommend starting your paperwork no earlier than 3 months before your wedding.

First, get your marriage certificate
Next, notify the SSA
Update your driver’s license
Change names in your passport
All other name changes – government
All other name changes




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