name change

How Do I Change My Name?

There’s 2 parts to changing names. First, get a document that proves your new name. Ther next part is most time consuming – get all your records updated. Contact each organization directly orget ready send notifications.

Changing Names in Your Passport

You don’t have to change names in your passport after marriage or divorce. There’s no refund for time remaining, so you can keep using a passport in your married name even if you’ve changed names everywhere else. If you’ve legally changed names your passport must be updated. 

Using Both Maiden and Married Names

You can keep using your birth name while changing all your ID and records over to your spouse’s surname. That’s because a married name is only an assumed name. We explain the laws and some considerations so you don’t get caught out.