Free Name Change Resources for Kiwis

New Zealand Name Change Resources

Free Name Change Information for Kiwis

Changing your Name after Marriage

Changing your Name after Marriage

It's no difficult to change names after marriage, it just takes some time, patience and a little organisation. Easy Name Change NZ can make it a breeze.

By: Created: 2013-3-7 00:00:00
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How to change names via Civil Union NZ

How to change names via Civil Union NZ

Couples in civil unions in New Zealand enjoy most of the same rights as married couples, and that extends to the right to assume the name of your new partner. In theory, if you want, as a symbol of your love and togetherness, to take your partner's name, you are perfectly at liberty to simply start using it.In practice, however, you might find it e....

By: Created: 2012-2-27 00:00:00
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Reverting to your maiden name

Reverting to your maiden name

You don't need to be divorced or even separated to start using your maiden name again.  We explain how.

By: Created: 2012-1-20 00:00:00
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Name Change Checklist

Name Change Checklist

There's a ton of organisations you'll need to notify once you change names.  Our handy checklist can help you through the process, of use our more detailed checklist that comes in the Easy Name Change guide.

By: Created: 2011-12-19 00:00:00
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Passport Name Change

When changing the name on your passport you must reapply for a new 5 year passport.  There is a fee payable regardless of your reason for name change.

What Are My Married Name Options?

As a bride you have 4 options for taking a new name.  You can take any one of the listed options and as a married couple you can have different surnames.  Any of these changes can be taken with only your marriage certificate as evidence of your new name.