I'm going through the name change process. I visited the social security office yesterday and gave them the form for my new card. They told me all was good and I should have my new card within two weeks. When I got home, hubby asked how I felt now that my name was officially changed, which left me a little confused.
Does you name officially change when you go into that office? I would think the process would take a little longer than a couple computer clicks... like they still have stuff to do after you leave to get it through the system. Though maybe it's less complicated than I think. I figured the day I got my card would be the day I officially knew my name had changed.
I'm a little concerned because I'm applying for a job and I don't know if I should use my married or maiden name. I'm worried if my married name isn't completely in the system and they do a background check, then that might cause issues, which will just look bad. Anyone know how this process actually works?