Re: Marriage License Question
posted at 6/15/2009 5:37 PM EDT
[QUOTE]For the name change stuff, I gave in and downloaded the $30 software at www.missnowmrs.com It fills in all the forms you need (and a bunch you dont) so you just have to print them and follow the directions. I need to order a bunch of copies of our certificate once we're legal, and that will be annoying b/c its $10/copy. Ready...yes. I think. haha. I still feel like it should be a lot farther away then a week from Saturday...we are just focusing on that cruise ship...hah. :-)
Posted by amschnittger[/QUOTE]
I only got one certifed copy and used it for everything.... my SS name change, ING only needed a copy of it and not a cerified copy and my passport, which was a free change because my passport in my maiden name was less than a year old. So when I got back from the honeymoon I had what was then my current passport and sent that with new pics the same certified copy of the marriage cert I had used for SS and the banks and got the new passport free. They sent the certified copy back so I still have it.
The lesson is you may not need that many certified marriage certs, one just might do you fine.
for a link to down load the ss form free.
for the link to down load the passport form free
The RMV says there is no documentatio
n needed, BUT I needed my certified marriage cert, you need to go to a branch for a new picture. Also if your renewal date is within 6 months of when you change you name, just renew the license then, so you are only charged the $48 renewal fee. If you don't then it is $15 to change your name and then $48 to renew.
My HR department copied my certified marriage cert and they did the changes on my W4 or is it W2..you get the point. They also changed my 401k and health, dental and vision insurance.
For utilities I called since I was the primary account holder and said change then name and they did no questions asked. Comcast wanted a form which was free and they emailed that to me. It cost $ to change it in directory assistance so I left it as it was. My bank (specifically ING since that wasn't in person) wanted a letter with a copy of the cert, it did not need to be certified. All the credit card companies changed on my say so no letter or cert needed.