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Name change issues?

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by uncfnp, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Just wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect and the best way to go about changing my name on all my documents/certificates/paperwork/airline reservations after my upcoming wedding? Just thinking of all the things that will need to be updated is almost enough to keep me single!
     
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  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or you can just keep your name and not have to go through all the hoohah. :wink:
     
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  3. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    Congrats with the wedding, commiserations on the bureaucratic BS incoming...
     
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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Don’t think I didn’t consider it. But Turner is a leftover from my last marriage over 20 years ago when I was too lazy to do the name change then!

    Thanks. Its been years coming but turning 60 this past year I decided it was time to make us legal. But mostly to make my step daughter official.
     
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  5. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Nassau Grouper

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    You'll have to contact each of the government agencies that issue each of your documents separately and provide a copy of your marriage license: Changing Your Name After Marriage

    The good news is it's generally a little simpler to take your husband's name when you get married than to change your name under any other circumstances. Good luck and congrats.
     
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  6. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    Thanks. I had read a few other on line recommendations but that one had a few I had not thought of.

    So for my dive certifications, do I need to change those too or can I get by with the photo id on them or maybe show a copy of the marriage certificate too? I have cards from 6 different agencies :rolleyes: Of course I only actually use a few of them.
     
  7. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    I have never had anyone care that my dive cards had maiden name. Don't even bother with copy of marriage certificate

    Congrats!
     
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  8. TGIF

    TGIF Angel Fish

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    If you are continuing to train, I would call up each agency and talk with them. You'll probably need to have cards reissued ( I would just do the most current/ advanced one).
     
  9. In2theabyss

    In2theabyss Nassau Grouper

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    This is from PADI with a slight "fee" I am sure the others follow suite....Congrats!

    Changed your name?

    Send a copy of legal documentation reflecting your name change and either mail it to the address listed below, fax it to +1 949 267 1261, or email to customerservice@padi.com. Contact the PADI Customer Service Department for current processing fees at 800 729 7234 (US and Canada), +1 949 858 7234, ext. 2430..

    PADI
    Certification Card Processing
    30151 Tomas Street
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    USA
     
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