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You can still change names if married abroad. While not everyone accepts a foreign marriage certificate, there is usually a way around it.
It is possible to keep your maiden name as a middle name but you should first be aware of your state’s law. You may need to state this name when filing for your wedding license.
Religious or government certificates are both accepted when changing names. We explain how order your marriage certificate and request extra copies.
All you need is your marriage certificate. Some places must be updated in person, we provide paperwork and procedures for all the others.
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There's different forms to use depending when your passport was issued. Follow the links to download the form you need.
It’s not always as black and white as my surname or his surname. You have a few more options.
If you have the legal right to permanently reside in the USA you can change names here too.
Here's how to change your name with the Social Security Administration once married. Download and file the SSA name change form as part of any kit.
The SSA allows you to revert to your prior name after divorce. If you don't have an order restoring your former name you can request a name correction with the SSA instead.
If you’re divorced then you probably have all the documents needed to start changing names! You can get your paperwork sorted in just minutes.
Unlike marriage name change reverting to your former name without being divorced can be complicated.
Make sure you ask for an order to restore your former name as part of your divorce proceedings then start changing names everywhere. Update SSA first, then the DMV, then everywhere else.
Having a court issued name change order is the simplest way to change names. It's still possible to change names without this but the process can be tricky.
This process is managed by your county court. We provide general information to get started on your child’s name change, but it's always best to contact your local court directly.
If you’ve decided to file a legal name change application with the court we’ve got some information to help you along the way.
Once you have a court document you must then contact all the necessary companies to get your accounts and identification updated.
You can be known by any name, but to get identification and records changed you need a court order.
If you’re legally entitled to reside in the USA you can change your name legally. We explain how.
Legal name change orders are managed at a state level. Turnaround times and filing fees vary significantly.
IRS don’t need to be notified of name changes as records are pulled from the SSA. However there are some other considerations.
It’s simple to change your name on Facebook and should only take a few minutes. Follow these steps.
The experience of changing names in your home country while residing abroad will be different for everyone as it depends on the policy from each of your organizations.
Voter records are centralized, so you can change at either state or national level. We’ll provide your state’s form and procedures.
Be prepared for a lengthy wait and pack a suitcase of documents. Many state DMV’s can make changing names a challenging process if you are not prepared.
You can change names online once logged in. A change from marriage, divorce or legally will require a proof document to be uploaded.
Changing names on your social security card is a simple process, and it's free.
There’s a number of different forms, so be sure to complete the correct one based on your name change situation.
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