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#1 yamille

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    Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:08 PM

    Looking for some help..

    We are planning on doing our legal day a few days before we leave here in NYC. This may seem like a silly question but here goes. Since I will be taking his name- it says on the town hall wesite that it goes into effect that day. Does that mean that all my documentation needs to be changed prior? What did everyone else do. I would love to hear from you- especially if you are from NY.
    This is from the website:

    Name Change Options
    We ask you to carefully consider whether to change your surname.

    Various surname options are listed on the back of the application.
    You must state your choice of surname on the application. If you elect to make a surname change on your application, the surname change takes legal effect at the conclusion of the Marriage Ceremony.
    The name change option does not apply to your first name or middle name.
    If you wish to change your surname through this office after your Marriage Ceremony, you must remarry.
    Although you may correct mistakes in your Certificate of Marriage Registration, a surname choice is not considered a mistake and cannot be changed through our Amendment process.

    I just want to avoid any confusion... TIA!

    #2 ~Nicole~

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      Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:58 AM

      Hmmmm.... sorry, I don't have an answer for you as I'm not sure how that works. I'm hoping someone else will see this and jump in! Good luck!
      *Formerly Nikki07*
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      #3 frazali

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        Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:13 AM

        Are you worried about your plane tickets and i.d's? You wouldn't have your new id's before you leave anyway, so you would be fine.

        Is there something else that was worrying you?

        #4 YoursTruly

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          Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

          I wish you well--sorry I have no answer for you but I am sure someone will come through for you.

          #5 yamille

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            Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:36 PM

            No it was mainly that. Travel info- I know that technically my name won't be changed on my ID till later when I do that on a separate occasion but the way they word it made me feel slightly confused.
            So it doesn't matter then right?
            Hey Frazali- your reception is the day after mine! :)

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