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Old 06-18-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I will be moving shortly after my wedding in July. How do I go about getting my name changed? Do we have to get new driver's licenses and plates right away or do we wait until our birthdays (Jan/Feb)?

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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Preferably, you should get all your id and auto registration taken care of as soon as you move here. The DMV is a pretty busy place.

As for your last name, I have a 'common' last name so I chose to hypenate it for legal reasons. I heard some horror stories about last name mix ups and credit/legal ramifications.

Congrats on your move and wedding.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: SC
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I will be moving shortly after my wedding in July. How do I go about getting my name changed? Do we have to get new driver's licenses and plates right away or do we wait until our birthdays (Jan/Feb)?

Thanks!
I know what you mean. NC does not do plates by your alphabet name, nor do they do it by your birthday month. This state you just get your plates whenever, and the following year, it'll be the same month.

When I lived in Ohio, they used to do it certain months for alphabetic last name letters, then they switched, to the month of your birthday. It's not that way in NC.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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All new residents of North Carolina who plan to operate a motor vehicle in this state must obtain a driver's license within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence.

Upon moving to North Carolina from another state, you must register your motor vehicle at the expiration of the time granted by reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and your prior state of residence (usually 30 days) or when gainful employment is accepted, whichever occurs first.

http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/moving/newnc/newComersGuide/download/newcomers.pdf (broken link)
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