The easy way: Use our name change notification kit to get personalized and ready to send name change notifications for your companies. In many cases you can simply attach your marriage certificate or court order and send! There’s also going to be places where you need to log in to your account, visit a branch or call. Our company checklist explains each company’s process so you don’t waste time researching.
The hard way: Yep. More lists. Start by doing an audit of all the places you may need to notify. This could be anywhere from 8 to over 50. Contact each one or research online to get their name change procedure. You may need to request a form.
Note all the requirements in your checklist – post and email addresses, proof documents, links to forms, important URLs, office opening hours and the steps.
Next, get busy writing letters and emails, completing forms and hammering the photocopier. Allow 20 minutes per company. If you have 25 companies then that’s 8 hours you could have saved with an Easy Name Change kit.
No matter which way you go, most banks and all state DMV’s need you to visit in person. Most people choose to also attend the SSA in person to save mailing original identification documents.