How to sign the register? Are you confused as to whether it should be your married name?
The answer is ‘no’ – you sign your name in your current signature. Getting married doesn’t automatically change your last name; after all, some couples choose not to do so.
Your name change can happen once you start to get identification in this name. The process is:
1) After your married your celebrant will send your paperwork to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State where you were married
2) Once this has been registered by the Births, Deaths and Marriage in that State, you can then apply for your marriage certificate which can be used as evidence that you are now legally married
3) You can then begin applying for documents which you can use as ID, such as your passport and drivers licence with your new name
Simples! For a comprehensive list of people to contact regarding name change, please see link here: Super-Handy Name-Change Check-List
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this or anything else.
Drivers Licence Name Change in QLD
Passport Application for Name Change
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