How long will it take to change my name?

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

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

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

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