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I got married and now need to change my drivers license and social security name.
February 10, 2014
Q) I got married and now need to change my drivers license and social security name. In the state of KY can I do my license first or do I need to go the social security office first. I do not have my birth cert or my old ss card. I do have my marriage license will that be enough and my old drivers license.
A) According to Social Security Administration; To change the information on your Social Security number record (i.e., a name or citizenship change, or corrected date of birth) you must provide documents to prove your identity, support the requested change, and establish the reason for the change. For example, you may provide a birth certificate to show your correct date of birth. A document supporting a name change must be recent and identify you by both your old and new names. If the name change event occurred over two years ago or if the name change document does not have enough information to prove your identity, you must also provide documents to prove your identity in your prior name and/or in some cases your new legal name. If you were born outside the U.S. you must provide a document to prove your U.S. citizenship or current lawful, work-authorized status. See page 2 for an explanation of acceptable documents. Read more