How to Change Your Name after Getting Married

Congratulations, you’re married! Now for the dreaded task of changing all of your legal documents.

If you are changing your last name because you got married, you’ll need to get the following documents updated:

  1. Social security card

  2. Driver’s license

  3. Passport

  4. Bank documents (including any investment accounts)

  5. Loan accounts (car, student loans, etc.)

  6. Work documents

Here is a breakdown of what you need to get your new documents. It’s important to note that you need to pick up your original marriage license first before being able to proceed with your social security card and new ID/driver’s license.

Social Security Card

You need your original marriage certificate, your driver’s license, state issue ID, or U.S. passport, and a filled out SS-5 form. If your local office is open, you can take the documents there (try making an appointment first), or you can mail the documents to your local office. They will send you bac