How do I change my name after getting married in North Carolina?
You’ll need a certified copy of your marriage license in order to change your name on your driver’s license and your Social Security card. Wait at least a few days after the ceremony is performed to allow sufficient time for your license to be returned to the Register of Deeds.
Request your certified copy of your marriage certificate online, by mail, or in person at the Register of Deeds in your county. For Mecklenburg County’s online application go to https://meckrod.permitium.com/mc/application.
In your request, include the name of each partner, date of the marriage, the address where copies should be mailed and include a copy of your government issued ID. Certified copies of your marriage license are $10 each. Check or cash will be accepted.
Present the certified copy of your marriage license along with other required documentation to the Social Security Administration. After applying for a new Social Security card, you should wait at least 24 hours before going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to update your driver's license. The Social Security Administration Charlotte Office is located at 2201 Coronation Blvd Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28227. Their phone number is 1-800-772-1213.
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