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How much will my fees be for a passport book with my name change due to marriage?

by Melanie
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Question: I need to mail in the forms, and other pertinent items for my name change on my passport book. How much will my fees be? My original passport book was issued May 15, 2009. Does it matter what photos are sent in for the picture?


Answer: There is no fee for a name change that is requested within one year of the passport's issuance date. Unfortunately, that is not applicable in your case.

Because it has been more than one year, you must submit the application for a passport renewal by mail. You can access a complete list of requirements by clicking the link below.

How to Renew a Passport

The fee for routine service is $110. Expedited service is an additional $60.

The State Department is very strict about passport photos. It must be recent (taken within the last 6 months), 2X2 inches and taken against a plain white background . There are other requirements. Click the link to read more.

Passport Photo Requirements

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How soon do you need to change your name on the passport
by: Anonymous

Question: How soon after changing your name (through marriage) must it be changed in your passport to travel? I'm getting married in early September and leaving for my honeymoon late October. My airfare tickets are all under my current name (not my soon to be hyphenated married name), since they were booked 2 months ago. By the time the marriage certificate is filed and sent back to me, I don't think I'll have enough time to change the name (I'm hyphenating) on my passport in time for my honeymoon.

Answer: Passport Services understands that a marriage certificate is usually delivered approximately 6-8 weeks after the wedding. You can use your current passport to travel with no problems and apply for a name change after you return from your trip.

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