When should I order a NewlyNamed name change kit?

You can purchase a name change kit before or after receiving your legal name change document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order). However, you cannot start the name change process until after you have physical possession of your legal name change document. The information we gather to create your name change kit is the same as if you purchased NewlyNamed after your name change event.

Most couples receive their marriage certificate 1-2 weeks after their marriage ceremony. 

You are required to present your legal name change document when updating your name on your Social Security card, driver's license, US passport, etc.

Your NewlyNamed account does not expire, so you can take as much time as you need to complete Steps 1-3 in your online account.

You will always have access to an up-to-date version of your name change kit in your online account.