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    Change the main things and keep your marriage cert in your bag for a while for all the things tou forgot

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    My workplace ( hospital) I had to get a certified copy from a jp

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    Thanks guys. Some good tips also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shell T View Post
    Get about 10 copies certified cos you will need to post a few off.
    Also get your passport done in the first (?) 6 months and it won't cost you anything.
    Passport is 12 months. I got married last April and am just starting the process for passports now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin859 View Post
    Passport is 12 months. I got married last April and am just starting the process for passports now...
    Thanks munchkin. I couldn't remember exactly how long it was...

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    I found it to be a right pain! Some places like the bank needed a signed verified copy to be mailed in etc etc.. It was time consuming and annoying... Maybe the fact I was 7 months pregnant didn't help me

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    Really? My bank were happy to see a photocopy of the marriage cert and changed it in the system.

    We got married overseas, so I had to change my name via deedpoll to get my licence changed. Now that was a pain in the bum! If only they'd been happy with the certified copy...

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    Don't forget to change your name on bills/charities etc too, I keep getting things come in my maiden name but it's a lot of stuffing around so I haven't gotten around to it yet haha!
    The first place I would physically go is your transport dept to change your license. I know someone else mentioned it but don't forget medicare, I forgot then had to go to the doctors for a blood test and it was a whole lot of stuffing around!
    And as pp's said I would try and do the bulk of it in one day then send away all the ones you can't do in person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT256 View Post
    Many places required a signed copy posted when I did mine a couple of years ago. I photocopied certificate a few times and had them signed by Justice of the Peace so I could send these to whoever needed them. I think I used about 5.
    Yes. Good advice.

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    My advice would just be careful if you have any flights booked.

    I travel every week or two for work (and fun). I had some flights which had been booked in advance in my maiden name, had already changed my passport to married name for international flights, went to transport to change my licence and they take your old licence off you on the spot and give you a printed 'interim licence' without a photo until your new one comes in the post.

    So I had a few weeks with no photo ID in my maiden name and planes to catch. Freakin nightmare!


 

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