How long will it take to change my name?

You should be able to complete your name change in 2 weeks to 3 months.

The timeline is going to depend on how many documents and accounts you need to update to your new name and what steps you take. Everyone's situation is different.

The main factors are going to be 1) if you choose to mail in your Social Security application or go in person, and 2) if you choose routine processing or expedited passport processing.

Your NewlyNamed name change kit is personalized to your exact name change and will walk you through the entire process to ensure that your name change process is completed accurately in the shortest amount of time possible.