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Cheat Sheet: Change Your Name

Ideally, you should change all your IDs within 90 days of getting hitched. Here's how:

1.Change your driver's license by going to DMV.org to find state forms. Most states require you to bring your marriage license to the DMV as proof of your new name.

2.Change your passport. Go to Travel.State.gov for more info. You'll send in a current passport, a photocopy of your marriage certificate, and possibly new passport photos.

3.Change your social security card. Check out SocialSecurity.gov to see how. Depending on where you live, you may need to apply in person.

4.Call all of your credit card companies to get your name changed.

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