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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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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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