Same goes for name change on my license, what documentation do I need to provide for that? If you've got a great, or awful, social security story, share it in the comments section. I received my card in the mail about 2 weeks later. To change your last name on a drivers license and registration forms, you will have to complete some paperwork. My fiancée and I do not want to keep our legal last names and would like to take on my mother's maiden name which was also part of my last name when I was born. There are some counties and states where the marriage license and marriage certificate are actually one and the same. Can I go back and only have 1 last name.
You don't need to wait for your updated social security card to arrive. You just have to be patient and take your time as you get copies of these documents one at a time. Access your reservoir of patience Remember that the line at the Social Security office is not usually the fault of the people working behind the window. Both you and your partner could change to your last name at birth, but it would have to be the entire last name, not a portion. In fact, if you approach it well, the entire process shouldn't take much time at all.
They'll want your names to match. Thanks for any help you can send me! Once you've read through your required documentation, see the section above for guidance on completing the rest of your Social Security card application. Some are more flexible than others. A certified copy of your marriage certificate is what you'll use to authorize the name change. Name is way too long and would only like to keep one last name. Am I required to change it everywhere else? Visit your local Social Security Administration office Yes, this is a silly bullet point with a microscopic accompanying paragraph, but it's one of the most important, because it give us the opportunity to point to the handy that'll pinpoint exactly where you'll need to go. You can read the article which explains why this isn't a problem.
Before you can do much to change your name, you need to get your name changed with the Social Security Administration. How long will it take for it to updated? Now, technically, the cops are only entitled to ask for your Social Security number — and you are not necessarily obliged to give it. The child's parent applying on their behalf must also show proof of identity. Did you present a birth certificate confirming the correct spelling of your name? So I'm sitting at double the time frame now. You can just submit a general adult name change request with the proper court in your jurisdiction. Below are identification requirements when obtaining a drivers license in Florida. Has anyone else run into that? They always ask for name and date of birth as you can be uniquely identified with those two pieces of information even by creditors.
So how do you ensure that changing your name with social security is as painless as possible? My marriage was held in my country, but I have the certificate and also it is marked in my birth certificate too, as well as in my passport. For example buying vape products online where I need to use my Social to verify my age and with my new online business I started. Identity documents—Are you who you say you are? If you had a driver's license in the past, some or all of these requirements may be waived. I'm a little confused, I know I need marriage certificate to bring to social security office but not sure what else. You could always request such a fee be waived. Take a look at the end of the article for a list of states where it's problematic. I am now going through a divorce, however paper work is not finished yet.
Passport or driver's license is fine as an identity document. After years of extensions and delays, the clock is running out in Massachusetts. I recently got married and requested to take my husbands last name on the marriage license and certificate. The Social Security Administration does not charge a fee to change your name with them. No, really—it sounds stupid but think about it: do you want to be the person who finally gets up to the window only to have to dig through her bag for a half an hour because she didn't keep all of the things she needed together and half of them have been buried or lost or, worse, left in the car or even worse—at home? It doesn't matter which office you go to.
But this should take you no more than a day to finish. Notarized copies will only be accepted if they're certified. That suggests a name mismatch exists. Even if you don't update it now, when it comes time to renew you may have to update it then. Dang, we need to get smart and do something. Marriage license or Marriage certificate? Everyone that I tell, says they should only have given me 1 last name. Also if I mail my application instead do I have to send my passport with it? It could also be up to local, state, or federal regulations your employer must abide by.
Or is there a time length that will need to be exceeded prior to filling out aid forms? The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver license or identification card. My maiden name is Needham, married last name Griffin. If the option to choose a new married name wasn't presented on the marriage application, then it won't be presented on the marriage certificate. It is starting to get annoying that I have to call and explain everytime I try to do something why my social doesn't align with my legal name. I've found no reference on their website or Texas statutes.
Not my first name with husbands last name. I feel that my life has only really just begun with my marriage so I want to set this straight and move on. If I go to office in person is it an instant thing? They tell me that by their understanding, my actual legal name is still my birth name. Even though you changed your name in '86, the agencies have to follow today's rules with some exceptions. I've been married for 37 years, the time in which I always used my husband's last name.
Send in an identity document in your old name even if expired. It's just telling what's closest to your zip code. Hospital birth certificates are not acceptable. However, while I'm at it I want to switch my first and middle names. I inquired about a court order and that requires you to change your birth certificate. If you want to change your name in a way that your state doesn't recognize as part of the marriage name changing process, you'll need to petition the court.