How long will it take to change my name?

It depends. It takes most people ~2-4 months to get all of their documents and accounts updated. Most Social Security offices are processing name changes in 2-3 weeks. Most states are issuing new driver's licenses immediately or within a few weeks. Passport name changes are taking on average 2-3 months. Everyone's situation is a little different depending on how many places you need to update your name with.