Is the cover of the marriage certificate adequate for changing my name on important documents?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Rev. Bill Cochran discusses if the cover of the Marriage Certificate is adequate for changing a name on important documents.

    Host: Is the cover of the Marriage Certificate adequate for changing my name on important documents?

    Rev. Bill Cochran: No, the copy that the officiant leaves with you on your wedding day as I have said is just a nice looking copy, but it's not the certified copy. In order to change names on different documents you need to provide a certified copy of the real original Marriage Certificate.