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Getting Your Name Changed After the Wedding

Beach_wedding_-_14414226350A strategic partner of ours recently had an interesting dilemma. She booked an international trip and because of this she knew she would need her passport for travel. She pulled out her passport and saw the expiration date and deemed it valid because it had two more years until expiration. Just one problem- it still had her maiden name on it!

After she got married she went on her honeymoon with a passport using her maiden name because she didn’t change her name until they got their marriage license weeks after the wedding. Then, she changed her name on most documents, but because she rarely travels she forgot to change her name on her passport! She didn’t realize this until right before her trip meaning she had to scramble and pay a huge expedition fee to get a valid passport for her trip in time. All of this stress could have easily been avoided had she changed her name on ALL of her documents after the wedding.

This story prompted us to tell you about the easiest way we have find to go about changing your name after you go from being a MISS to a MISSES!

The place we highly recommend for changing your name after you have gotten married is http://www.missnowmrs.com. On this site you create an account, answer some simple questions and then are directed to the site’s forms section. Your answers will be auto-populated into the appropriate forms, including Social Security, US Passport, State Driver’s License, USPS and State Voter Registration forms, as well as letters to notify your creditors.

Then, once you have proofread your forms, you can click to print each form and its detailed filing instruction sheet. The instruction sheet includes the order of form submission, fees, required filing documents, office locations/addresses, as well as insider tips on easy filing.

The best part is that if you get lost or have any questions the website’s name change experts are available to assist you via phone or email.

Do you have an interesting travel tale to tell? Let us know about it in the comments below. Your story may just prompt another post to help future brides!

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