Name Change Checklist

A checklist for changing your name after the wedding

Start the process after you return from your honeymoon, so that the names on all your travel documents match.

Major agencies and offices

  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • State department of motor vehicles
  • Banks
  • U.S. Department of State (passport)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Voter registration
  • I.R.S.

Other people to notify about your name change

  • Employers
  • Credit-card companies
  • Doctors and health insurance, and other kinds of insurance
  • Utilities such as electric companies
  • Attorney
  • Landlord or mortgage company
  • Investment and other financial offices
  • Schools or alumni organizations
  • Social-media sites where your proper name is important, such as LinkedIn

Click to find free name change forms