Curious about COVID and married name change? Whether you’re a newlywed or about to tie the knot, now is an interesting time to be changing your name. The MissNowMrs experts have pooled their knowledge to help you navigate through the process in a pandemic.
Use Technology to Skip Government Office Paranoia
No one likes to stand in crowded government office lines to file paperwork. So, when you factor in COVID-19 the thought is nightmare inducing. Instead of masking up and freaking out, you can use an app or online service to change your name from the safety and comfort of your home.
The COVID DMV Silver Lining
Despite all of the bad things coming from this pandemic, there is a silver lining for name change. Usually, newlyweds have to spend hours waiting in line to file for their new driver’s license. Now, most state DMVs are accepting appointments. It’s as easy as going online to your state’s transportation website and selecting a slot. You will need to complete a health survey and have your temperature taken before being allowed in the building. This means WAY less wait time and exposure for you!
Travel Bans = Perfect Timing for Name Change
The State Department is currently taking 10-12 weeks to process and issue a new passport in your new married name. This time gap can pose a real problem for anyone who travels for work. TSA will not allow anyone to travel with documents that do not match their tickets. So, now that most of us are working from home it’s a perfect time to file for your new passport! We highly recommend paying $60 for expedited processing/shipping to speed up the timeline to 4-6 weeks.
Something to Celebrate
This is a time where many of us feel like we’re accomplishing less than we planned. Crossing something like married name change off your to do list can give you a mental health boost and something to celebrate. Pop a bottle of champagne and take some selfies with your new driver’s license or passport. Or, order in a romantic meal and savor this step of your newlywed life!
At MissNowMrs we’re seeing a surge of newlyweds making the most of working from home and getting their name change taken care of. We’ve helped over 500,000 customers change their name with less stress, and would love to help you too!