How do I update my name on my SSN?

How do I update my name on my SSN?

To change your name on your card, you must show us documents proving your legal name change and identity. You also must show us a document proving your U.S. citizenship, if it is not already in our records. You must present original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them.

Can I change my name with Social Security via mail?

You’ll need to fill out Form SS-5, the standard application for a Social Security card that you can download from the Social Security website. Mail the form or deliver it in person to your local Social Security office, along with original copies of documents proving your legal name change and your identity.

How long does it take for Social Security to update a name change?

Expect to wait a minimum of two and a half weeks from the date the SSA receives your application.

How do I make an appointment at the local Social Security office?

If you do not want to apply for benefits online, or you need to speak to us for any other reason, you can schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment by: Calling us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contacting your local Social Security office.

Does your passport name have to match your social security card?

Your passport and social security name do not need to match. An airline or TSA will never ask for your social security card. You may continue to travel internationally under your maiden or previous married name. Airline & resort reservations for international travel need to be in your passport name.

Is my passport still valid if I change my name?

Once you legally change your name with the Social Security Administration, your passport is no longer valid; the only way to restore its validity is by updating your name with the State Department, too.

Can I use my old passport if I change my name?

Answer: Yes, you may still use the passport. Just make sure to book tickets in the name that appears in it to avoid issues with TSA. Question: Hi I recently got married and changed my last name to my husband’s on the marriage certificate but have not updated any other legal documents.

What should I do after I change my name?

Post Name Change Next Steps

  1. Social Security Card. The Social Security Administration requires Form SS-5 to change information on your social security card.
  2. Driver’s License or State ID.
  3. Birth Certificate.
  4. Passport.
  5. Other Records.