Should you change the registration if your name changes?
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
Categorized as: Savings Bond registration changes
I recently remarried and want to change my name on my Savings Bonds to my married name. What form do I need to do this?
When your name changes because of marriage, the Treasury suggests you leave your previous name on the bond; when you cash the bonds, simply sign your former name and your married name on the bonds. For example, “Mary L. Smith, changed by marriage to Mary L. Jones.”
However, the Treasury says that if a court is involved in your name change - through a divorce, for example - then you should have your named changed on your Savings Bonds, too.
In any case, the form to use to correct this error is Public Debt Form 4000.