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How much is the fee to get a passport with a name change due to marriage?

by Natalie
(Coraopolis PA)

Question: I have a passport from over a year ago and my name changed due to getting married. I am not understanding the part of the fee that says that I need either an adult passport book + card, an adult passport book, or an adult passport card. Based on why I am getting the passport updated, which one do I need to get and how much will the total fee be plus shipping and getting my marriage certificate back expedited?


I am not looking for expedited service for the new card or book or both based on what you tell me I need. I do not know the difference between a book and a card. THANK YOU FOR YOUR MOST NEEDED HELP!!! Sincerely, Natalie

Answer: American citizens must present a valid passport to exit and re-enter the United States except for travel on closed-loop cruises or to U.S. territories.

You can choose to get a passport book,
passport card or both. The passport book can be used for air, land or sea travel to any country. The passport card can only be used for land or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean region.

Since your passport was issued more than a year ago, you must apply for a passport renewal. The correct form is DS-82. You also need to submit your current passport, one passport photo and evidence of the name change.

The fees are as follows:

Application fee:

* passport book - $110
* passport card - $30
* passport book & passport card - $140

Standard processing takes 4-6 weeks. To get the name changed in a passport within 2-3 weeks, you should request expedited service. There is an additional $60 fee for this.

For more information, click the appropriate link below.

Apply to Renew Passport

Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82

Expedite Passport Name Change

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Maiden or Married name change
by: Anonymous

Question: I am taking a trip in May of this year. My current passport has my maiden and married name on it. I am in the process of divorce (papers has been served). I am waiting on a court date. I will be dropping my married name. Does it make sense or do I have to change my name over and then pay to get it changed back to my maiden name? I really want to resolve this issue asap.

Answer: We are uncertain what your situation is. If your current passport is already in your married name, why would you need to change it? Your current passport is valid until the date of expiration. You can use it travel. However, you should book flights in the same name that is in your passport. After your divorce is finalized and you receive the official divorce decree, you can apply for a passport name change.

Name change due to divorce
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm going to Philippines for vacation and my passport is not yet expired but I'm wondering if my x husband last name on my passport is still valid even though my driver license now is my single name?

Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. However, you should book flights in the same name that is in your passport. Please contact the airlines for more information.

Marriage and updating
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was issued in 2013 prior to my wedding. I have legally changed my name, but have not changed the name on my passport. Is my passport still valid though my ID and passport have different names, or do I need to update my passport?

Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. You can continue to use your current passport until it expires although we do recommend that you update it to your current legal name. You will find the requirements to change the name in your passport here. If you decide not to request a name change, you should book flights in the same name that is in your passport.

Why does it say $0-165 on the name change fees?
by: Anonymous

Question: I see everyone is saying that it's only $110 to change your name if your passport is over a year old. But when I look at the passport fees for a name change, it says $0-$165 and it varies. This makes no sense and doesn't help figuring out how much to pay. Is it $110 or $165?

Answer: The total cost to change the name on a passport depends on several factors including when your passport was issued, what type of passport you want and whether or not you have acceptable proof of the name change.

There is no cost if your current passport was issued less than 12 months ago and you can provide acceptable evidence of the name change.

If your passport was issue more than 12 months ago, you must pay the application fee which is $110 for a passport book and $30 for a passport card. You can choose to get either one or both.

If you are already using a different name but cannot document the change with a court order, divorce decree, or marriage certificate then you must apply in person and pay the $25 execution fee in addition to the application fee. If you request both a passport book and passport card at one of these locations, the total paid for fees will be $165.

The cost cited above do not include optional fees such as overnight delivery of the new passport ($20.66) and expedited service ($60).

You can find a complete list of fees here.


Change passport due to marriage
by: Carmelita

Question: I renewed my passport in 2013 and it's not going to expire until 2023. I am planning to take a vacation to the Philippines. Can I still use my passport? Thank you very. Hope to hear from you.

Answer: Your passport is valid until the date of expiration. You can continue to use it until it expires. You should book flights in the same name that is in your passport.

Name change question
by: Anonymous

Question: I got married and my name has changed can i still use my old passport it is only a couple yeas old or do I have to pay the $110 to get a new one to match my license?

Answer: You can continue to use your current passport until it expires. Note, you should always book international flights in the same name that is in your passport.

Expired passport and name change
by: Anonymous

Question: I have an expired passport from 2004, I married between 2004 and now. I need to renew my passport but change my name. What forms do I need to fill out and what documents do I need to send in?

Answer: Since your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must apply in person for a new passport at an application acceptance facility. Submit form DS-11, required supporting documents, marriage certificate and payment for fees.

Passport Name Change
by: Anonymous

Question: Due to marriage, my name has changed. I understand there is no fee if less than one year old. I see you require a certified copy of marriage license. Will that be mailed back to me like the birth certificates were?

Answer: Yes, the certified copy of your marriage certificate will be mailed to you.

Name Change
by: Anonymous

Question: Will there be a fee to change the name on m passport after marriage if I obtained the passport less than a year ago?

Answer: There is no fee if your passport was issued less than a year ago unless you request expedited service.

Name change renewal + photo
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport name change (issued over a year ago) so the need will be to the complete form, include marriage certificate and $110 (unless prefer to expedite). Is this correct so far?

Additional question; since this is now a passport renewal (no ammendments) - can I submit a new photo since they're printing it? Purpose: Hair color has also changed and it would be preferable to render a more accurate (current) photo to be renewed w/ name change.

Thanks for your response!

Answer: Since your passport was issued more than one year ago, you must apply for a passport renewal by mail. Mail a completed form DS-82, previously-issued passport, a recent passport photo, original or certified copy of marriage certificate and payment for fees to the address on the application form.

Just got married
by: Anonymous

Question: I just got married and we are going to Jamaica for our honeymoon. I don't feel I should have to pay another $110 to renew it with my new last name. I called the Jamaica Embassy which I got the number from a person who works for US passport services and the lady from the Embassy told me I can travel with my old passport and my marriage license. Is this safe to do? I would hate to not be able to board for my honeymoon or not get into their country or back into my own.

Answer: If your passport was issued less than one year ago, there is no fee to change the name.

You can continue to use your current passport until it expires. TSA's Secure Flight Program requires the names on your ticket and passport match.

Recently married
by: Anonymous

Question: I was recently married and just renewed my passport in February 2015 (less than 6 months ago). Do I need to pay a renewed fee or any other fees? I do not require expedite return. Also what forms do I need to complete or supply?

Answer: There is no fee to change the name on a passport issued within the last 12 months. For information about what to submit, visit http://uspsg.net/pptnamechange

What is the fee for name change if my passport is new
by: Anonymous

Question: I just a passport book almost 3 months ago. I recently got married. What documents and fee will I owe? And what proof do I need to bring/send?

Thank you

Answer: Mail a completed Form DS-5504, previously-issued passport, a passport photo to the address on the application form. There is no fee for this service unless you need to expedite the name change.

Not fair to pay a fee to change your name
by: Anonymous

Question: I got married and need to change my name on my passport. It has been just over a year since I got my passport and now if I want to update my married name I have to pay $110 again for a whole new passport?

That is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!

Answer: Passports are no longer amended. A completely new passport is issued in these cases. The fee covers the expenses of printing the passport and preparing it with security features.

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