So we got our certified copy of our marriage license this weekend so I'm planning to go to the SS office next week to start my name change. Everything I've read and heard says to go there first. I printed the forms and found this in the instructions: "A name change document (e.g. marriage document) must identify you by both your old and new names." Ok... mine doesn't. There's not even a place for that. And I don't think it would be on there because sometimes people don't change their names. So I read on: "If it does not have enough identifying information, we will request an identity document in your prior name and another in your new legal name in addition to the name change document." I'm so confused here. Isn't the SS office the one who changes my name? How am I supposed to provide anything with my new name to THEM, the people who make the change?? All I have is our marriage license, a drivers license, a birth certificate, and a passport - all in my old name only. Is that all you guys took with you? Am I missing something here? I just don't want to lose some of my time off at work and go to the SS office for no reason, you know? TIA!