Working out how to change your name in Wyoming? The name change experts at MissNowMrs created this 7 step guide to save you time and stress as you make the switch from Miss to Mrs. in your state!
The Wyoming Name Change Process
1. The Social Security Administration
Step one in your name change process is changing your name on your Social Security Card. Find and complete the SS-5 form and then choose if you prefer to file by mail or in person. Either way, you will need to bring/include a certified marriage certificate and your U.S. passport or Wyoming driver’s license.
The SSA typically issues new SS cards 2 weeks after your form is processed. Your new card with your new name will arrive in the mail along with your supporting documents. While your name has changed, your SSN will remain the same.
2. The IRS
Step two involves notifying the Internal Revenue Service of your married name. Fill out the IRS-8822 form and mail it with a photocopy of your marriage certificate to the office address listed for Wyoming residents. This form is not required, but it ensures that your tax refund will be issued in your new name with zero snags or delays. We highly advise filing it!
3. The State Department
Your third step is changing your name with the US State Department. Your current passport status dictates if you should complete the DS-11, DS-82 or the DS-5504 form. You have the option to file the DS-11 and DS-82 via mail. But, the DS-5504 should be filed at a Passport Agency in person.
When filing, be sure to include your completed form with a certified marriage certificate, two 2×2 photos, and the appropriate processing fee. Your new passport with your new name will arrive in the mail 5-6 weeks after your form is processed. So, take any international travel into account before you file!
4. The Wyoming DMV
Step four is changing your name on your Wyoming driver’s license. This involves filling out a driver’s license application form and filing it in-person at the DMV. You must bring your new SS card showing your married name, your current license, a certified copy of your marriage certificate, and proof of residence if your address has changed. Your license will be issued the same day you apply, and the fee is $15.
5. The Wyoming Voter Registration Bureau
Step five includes a visit to your county clerk’s office. Print out the Wyoming Voter Registration Application/Change form and complete the question. Then head to your county clerk so they can witness you signing the form. You will need to show the clerk your driver’s license with your married name so they can process your request. Should you be out of state, you can mail your notarized registration form to the county clerk with a photocopy of your driver’s license.
6. ALL of Your Creditors and Accounts
Following submitting your government name change forms, it is time to notify all of your creditors. We advise starting with your employer followed by your banking institutions. Typically, they will ask you to file a form in-person and show a certified marriage certificate (and occasionally your new SS card.)
Next, update your name with your loan providers, credit card companies, mortgage providers, utilities, and professional licensing boards. A majority of them will change your name by phone, or use an online form. Finally, change your name on all of your accounts, memberships, periodicals, frequent flyer programs, and on social media. Every company’s policy will vary, but many will allow you to login and make the update on your own.
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