How do I change my name when married?

How to apply

  1. Complete the Application for Change of Name form.
  2. Gather the supporting documents.
  3. Get fingerprints.
  4. Provide a criminal record check or police information check.
  5. Find any existing birth certificates.
  6. Submit the application form.
  7. Change of Name certificates.
  8. Birth certificates.

How do I change my name after marriage in Australia?

If married in Australia, you can take the surname of your husband, wife or partner or add their surname to yours, without registering a name change. You can use your official marriage certificate to prove your new name.

How much does it cost to change your name Victoria?

How much does it cost to change your name? It costs $107.90 to change your name formally. If you need to get the registration and certificate in a hurry, or you need to have it sent by express post you will need to pay an additional cost.

How do you legally change your name in Victoria?

You can apply by filling out the change of name application form, attaching the necessary supporting documents (e.g. proof of identity), and paying the required fee. You might be able to apply to have the fee waived or reduced.

How do I change back to my maiden name while still married?

by Court Order Maiden Name Change usually means Getting Your Maiden Name Back after Divorce. However, the Divorce Name Change process allows other Name Changes too. AND, you’re allowed to retake your Maiden Name even if you are still married and have no plans to divorce through a new Name Change Petition.

Can I use both my maiden name and married name?

As we discussed in length above, hyphenation will allow you to keep your maiden name while still adding your spouse’s. Many spouses choose hyphenation because they feel it’s the best of both worlds because they don’t lose their name and they’re able to take their spouses. Two last names without the hyphen.

How long does it take to change your name in Victoria?

Fees are set by BDM in each state and varies between $110 (Victoria) to over $260 (SA). Contact BDM for your state’s for current fees, or check the Easy Name Change guide, included in all kits. Successful applicants receive their legal name change or amended birth certificate in around 4 to 8 weeks.

Can I change back to my maiden name while married?

If this is the case, it is relatively simple to go back to using your maiden name. You simply need to take with you a copy of the Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate and, if applicable, the Divorce Order to the relevant institutions and inform them that you are reverting to your maiden name.

How long does it take to change your name Victoria?

What do I need to change my name in Victoria?

To update your family name on documents such as your driver licence, passport and bank accounts, you’ll need either a marriage certificate or a change of name certificate. Adults born in Victoria or overseas can apply to change their name or their child’s name.

Do you have to change your name after marriage?

Once your marriage is registered (your celebrant or minister will do this), you can apply for a legal marriage certificate. In most cases, you don’t need to apply for a change of name to take on your spouse’s family name. See Changing your name after marriage, separation or divorce.

Can you change your spouse’s name in Australia?

Some organisations may need you to change your name with BDM to use your spouse’s family name. Change back to your previous family name. If you married in Australia and took on your spouse’s name, you can go back to your previous family name. (This might be due to separation, divorce of personal choice.

Do you need a change of name certificate in Australia?

A change of name certificate. This will depend on whether you married in Australia or married overseas. If you married in Australia: Both partners can hyphenate their family names. You don’t need to apply for a change of name. Just give the relevant organisations a copy of your Australian marriage certificate. Get a marriage certificate.