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.
New Zealand Name Change Articles
Questions about changing names? We have the answers. Learn the name change process for passport, license and more.
If youâ€™re an Australian citizen living in New Zealand you can change names in either country. Youâ€™ll need to consider which country you have more accounts in, what passports you hold and where you intend to live in the future.
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....
You don't need to be divorced or even separated to start using your maiden name again. We explain how.
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.
It's not just case of take it or leave it when you consider your new husband's surname, there are other options available.
Most New Zealand organisations don’t accept foreign marriage certificates as evidence of your new name. If you want to take your husband’s name after marriage you have three choices;1) Conduct a NZ marriage ceremony either before or after your overseas wedding. This will give you access to a NZ marriage certificate and also ....
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.
When changing your name with banks, credit providers and financial institutions it is a good idea to include a verified copy of your identification along with a verified copy of your marriage certificate.
Obtaining verified copies of either a marriage certificate, divorce certificate, identification or any other document is a simple process.
Use the form in your Easy Name Change kit to notify Inland Revenue of your new name.
There are 2 ways you can change your name with Elections NZ. You can either complete a form or email your request.
Several organisations will need to see your marriage certificate to change your name after your wedding.
It is best to change your driver’s licence first is may make other changes easier down the track. There are fees to update the details on your licence.
Find out your options for changing your name after a divorce or seperation.
The process of changing your name can be difficult and time consuming if you have to do all the research yourself. We simplify the process by doing all the research for you and providing you with all the information you need in one spot.
Most organisations require some kind of evidence of your new name. The type of document you provide will depend on your situation.
We've done all the hard work for you to make your name change as simple and smooth as possible
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.
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.