We received our official marriage license in the mail recently (yay!) but I only have one copy. Is that good enough to take along to get my name changed, or do I need additional official copies? I wasn’t sure they just look at the official copy and give it back, or if it’s something they keep? It’s $15 for each additional copy so everyone keeps one on file that could get pretty pricey. 😬 TIA!
We have 2 copies, one that we put in the lockbox at home, and one that I've used going around to places to change my name. Also, to change your name on your passport, you have to send a copy of the marriage certificate with the renewal paperwork...they send it back, but that copy was gone with my passport for about 6 weeks.
It depends on your state/county, but extra copies still wont hurt. My local DMV wants certified copies issued by the courts to retain for their records. And I've heard different things about our local SS office, so I may just bring one anyways.
But things like your mortgage and credit cards are probably fine with a scanned copy.