I recently got married in Portugal. My wife and I decided that we would both take each others surnames, combining the 2 so we now have 2 surnames. The registrar over there needed a letter from the UK government to highlight that this was achievable (along with all the other formalities), so we sent across the document on this page:
The document can be found under the heading 'Obtain an informative note on change of name'.
What I want to know is, now the we are married and all the formalities have been completed, is there anything that we need to do over here (the UK) to confirm the name change, such as get the marriage certificate translation via the Portuguese Consulate? Or is this process all completed without us needing to?
I just thought I'd check before changing my name in all the appropriate places, and if there is anything that we need to do.
If anyone is confused about what has actually happened to our names, I'll give an example:
Pre-marriage : Maria Silva & John Smith Post-marriage : Maria Silva Smith & John Silva Smith
Thanks in advance