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Social Security Card Name Change

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Changing your name should be a celebration, not a complication. Whether due to marriage, divorce, or other personal reasons, SSN Simple is here to facilitate a smooth transition for your Social Security card name change.

Embrace Your New Beginning

Tailored Guidance for Name Changes

Step-by-Step Support


We provide clear instructions for each part of the name change process.

Customized Application Kit


Your personalized application package is prepared with attention to detail.

Secure and Confidential


Your privacy is our priority throughout the process.

Swift Turnaround


Expect your updated Social Security card within two weeks of the SSA's receipt of your application.

Required Documentation: What You'll Need

A name change on your Social Security card requires specific documentation that proves your identity and the legal name change. Here’s what to gather:

A legal document authorizing the name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order)


Identification in your current name (e.g., U.S. Passport, State ID, or Driver's License)

Proof of citizenship if you have not already established it with the SSA (e.g., Birth Certificate or Passport)



  Original Documents: We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.

  Safety of Your Documents: All original documents will be mailed back to you by the SSA.

Important to Remember

When undergoing a name change, it is crucial to update your name across all legal documents to ensure consistency. This includes your

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Driver's license

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Bank Accounts

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Other official records

Processing Time: Set Your Expectations

Standard Processing

After the SSA processes your application, expect your updated card in approximately two weeks.

Volume Variations

Processing times may extend due to high demand or local office workload.

Immigration Considerations

For non-citizens, processing may take an additional 1 to 4 weeks post Visa approval.

Keep Your Number

Your Social Security number will remain the same, only your name will be updated.

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