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How do I change back to maiden name on passport?

by DD
(Monroe, LA. )

Question: I divorced 14 years ago and I want to change my name back to my maiden name. I do not have a court order. What do I need to do to change the name on my passport?


Answer: An applicant whose maiden surname is restored after a divorce may have the passport written in that surname provided he/she submits the divorce decree or court order so specifying (original or certified copy).

A divorced applicant who does not have a divorce decree or court order that cites the restoration of the maiden name but who uses a maiden surname exclusively may have the passport written in that surname provided he/she submits:

* Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above;

* Death or Divorce Certificate;

* Evidence of claim to the former name: i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate, or expired U.S. passport in that name.

To determine which application form you need to complete, click the link below.

Passport Name Change

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by: Lucy

Question: Divorced and social security already changed to maiden name and now want to change passport. How do I do it?

Answer: Mail your passport, passport photo and divorce decree to the address on the application form. If your passport was issued less than 12 months ago, use Form Ds-5504. If your passport was issued more than 12 months ago, use Form DS-82 and pay the applicable fee.

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