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Want to keep your maiden name at work, but change names everywhere else? It's perfectly legal to be known by different names in different places.
There's no registration of your new name after marriage. Just start using it. You need to contact all your companies and request your account to be changed.
While still uncommon, it's increasingly popular for men to take their wife's names after marriage. It's possible without needing a legal name change, but you may encounter some resistence.
At your wedding you will be presented with a marriage certificate which is unable to be used as evidence of your new name when applying for a passport or driver's license.
Marriage certificates issued by foreign government departments are not accepted as evidence of your new name by most Australian organisations.
Your celebrant may arrange your wedding certificate to be delivered soon after your eremony, if not order from Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) in the state where your wedding took place.
Just married and want to change names in your passport? You can do this for free if you apply within a year of your wedding ceremony.
As a bride you have 4 options for taking a new name. Any of these changes can be taken with only your marriage certificate as evidence of your new name.
Regardless if you are changing your name as a bride or groom, your Marriage Certificate is the only legal document you need to present as evidence of your name.
Changing your Name Due to Divorce or Separation? Or just want your old name back? Regardless of your reason, the process is very much the same.
So you’ve just come through a divorce and the only thing he left you with is a name you don’t want? We’re here to help you understand the legalities and process to ditch his name and reclaim your former glory!
Name change for children is quite common and can occur for a number of reasons: children may take a new surname as parents divorce or marry, spelling mistakes on birth certificates may be corrected or adopted children may take a new family name.
Legal name change can only be done by Births, Deaths and Marriages. We can help you understand the process and get your accounts updated afterwards.
If you’re a NZ citizen living in Australia you can change names in either country. You’ll need to consider which country you have more accounts in, what passports you hold and where you intend to live in the future.
Australian permanent residents can legally change their name in Australia, however there are special considerations.
When changing your name with banks, credit providers and financial institutions it is a good idea to include a verified copy of your 100 points of ID with along with a verified copy of your marriage certificate.
The Australian Tax Office does not need to be immediately notified when you change your name. Your name change will be registered by the ATO on your next tax return.
You can change your name on the electoral roll via the form below unless you believe that having your name on a publicly available electoral roll may engender the safety of you or your family, in which case you will need to contact the Australian Electoral Commission
Driver’s licences & vehicle registrations are issued by each state. Change your driver’s license first as it will make other changes easier down the track.
Name change rights are not automatic if you have a Relationship Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, however with some persistence you may be able to take your partner's surname.
Now you have decided what your new married name will be you may have around 30 or so companies to contact. It can be a long tedious process, or let us help.
There are a few steps involved in changing your name and it can take a little longer if you are changing your name legally.
The total cost of changing your name depends on your reason and how far through the process you may already be.
Whilst it is common for married name change to take place within a few months of a wedding, there is no legal time frame required.
Check out this video to see just how easy it is to change your name by using Easy Name Change.
Medicare benefits can be paid to either husband or wife if both names are on the same Medicare card. Changing the name on your Medicare card should be done in person if you are putting both names, plus any children, on the same card.
If you live between 2 countries or have 2 passports you may be wondering where to change names.
It’s free to update your passport provided you can show a BDM marriage or relationship certificate. If married abroad you will need a BDM legal name change certificate plus your foreign marriage certificate.
These are documents that have been checked against the original by a trusted professional. Many professionals will verify certify your documents free of charge and it is a simple process.
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