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Changing Name after Legal Ceremony in Cabo

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    Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:00 PM

    FYI! We did a legal ceremony in Cabo and I just started today going out and changing my name. I'm not sure if it's LA but so far I've had no problems. I went to the DMV and Social Security office and they looked at the certifcates we got in Mexico and went ahead and made the change. No questions asked. It took a little longer at the Bank. They started to tell me to have the documents translated, but when I told them it would be easier to close all my accounts they took a little longer researching. They made copies of my certifcates, receipt from DMV and SS office and then made the change. This is all I had time for today, but I'll keep you posted. I was very nervous when I read the information here, but so far it's been no problem.

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:45 PM

      That's great news! Hopefully it will be a breeze for you. Definitely keep us posted!!

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      Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:42 PM

      Wow! it's really nice to hear that someone hasn't had problems! it gives me hope!


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      #4 TammyB

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        Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:46 PM

        Well it's been known that I have the worst luck ever, so I'm glad things are going smoother for you..

        #5 Clussy75

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          Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:55 PM

          Did you not get your certificate translated? I thought that was something you HAD to do to have it legally recognized here in US. No?
          Claudia & Sean

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            Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:56 PM

            I think it depends on the state.. When I went to the SOS office they did it without transation but the DMV required it to be done.

            #7 SarahMc

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              Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:45 PM

              I've been to both the dept of licensing for my driver's license and the SS office in the Seattle area with no problem using my wedding certificate in Spanish. They're more interested in asking me about getting married in mexico, and when I was getting my license, they started talking to me in Spanish. I think it really depends on what type of city you live in - how diverse it is etc... I haven't been to the bank yet or done other credit cards so we'll see how the rest goes!
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