My passport and driver's license have my maiden name but my social security doesn't. Can I travel like that?
Question: I changed my maiden name to my married name on my social security card. My license and my passport still have my maiden name & I will be purchasing my travel tickets with my maiden name (the same as my license & passport) I will be traveling from the US to Mexico & then back to the US. Will this be a problem? Should I take my marriage certificate with me?
According to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, "all citizens need to travel in their current, legal names."
You are encouraged to request a passport name change. If it has been less than a year, there is no fee. If more than a year has passed since your passport was issued, you need to apply for a renewal
The passport renewal application is Form DS-82
. You submit the completed form along with your current passport, one photo and proof of the legal name change to the address on the application.
Routine service takes 4-6 weeks. Expedited services takes 2-3 weeks. Same day passport name changes can be obtained at a regional agency or through a professional expediter.
Click the links below for further information.Passport Name Change InformationMiami Passport AgencyApply for Expedited Name Change
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