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Changing Names Checklist

Depending on the country you live in, there are many options to choose from when changing names after marriage: take your wife’s name, hyphenate your name, make your maiden name as middle name… However, if you decide to change your name, you need to know that this is a complex process that can take quite some time and involves several bureaucratic hurdles!

Institutions to notify:

Additional documents to renew:

Tip #1: If you think that changing names is going to be too complicated and make you waste long hours waiting in queues and dealing with bureaucracy, you can use the services of this third party specialized on this topic.

Tip #2: Book your honeymoon using your maiden name (since your passport, driver’s license etc. will still have your maiden name on them).

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