Emma's answers to Changing my name
I'm back from my honeymoon and don't know where to start when it comes to changing my name. I need my passport to travel quite frequently with work so it's really tricky. Can I change all my banking and driving licence details now and leave changing my passport until a convenient time or does this present problems?
Changing your name can be done quite simply by contacting all the relevant people, your bank, mortgage company etc. Most will require a copy of your wedding certificate and a covering letter to confirm your wishes to change to your husband's surname.
For your driving licence all you have to do is pop into your local post office and pick up the relevant forms.
The only reason that not changing your passport could complicate matters is if you need to provide it as ID for something. If it states your maiden name, and you are using your married name, this could be confusing.
Below is a list of people that you might need to send a copy of your marriage certificate to ask them to change their records and issue you with new documents:
o Car registration
o Driving license
o Motoring insurance/breakdown policy
o Other insurance policies
o Pension plans
o Building Society
o Bank (for cheque book, cards and accounts)
o Registrars of any shareholdings
o Credit Card Companies
o The Accounts department at work
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