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Passport Name Change Due to Marriage

Some of the most frequent questions about changing the name on a passport are related to what happens after marriage. While the name change process is pretty straight forward, many of the details are not mentioned. For this reason, we have included this FAQ section for answer to questions concerning the use of a married name in a passport.

What is the fee to change your name on your passport?  Question: I have a valid passport that was issued in 2003. It has my maiden name on it. I have filled out the DS-82 form, gotten 2 passport photos taken,...

Can I transfer visa stamps after a passport name change?  Question: I am getting married in October 2011 and I am considering changing my last name. However, I recently purchased a passport in September of 2010....

How long will it take to get my name changed passport?  Question: I realize that there are expediters for name changes on passports. 1)I have recently been legally married and have changed my name 2)...

If I change my name on my passport, will it restart the cycle for when it expires?  Question: I was recently married and need to change my name on my passport. However, my current passport expires in March 2011. When I change my name,...

How do I replace a lost passport and change my name to my married name?  Question: I lost my passport in a recent move from one home to another. In the meantime, I have married and need to change my name to my married name....

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

Can I travel with my son with a court order in my married name but passport in maiden name?  Question: When I got married I never did change my license over to my married name. I still have my maiden name.. I signed my marriage certificate as my married ...

Passport Name Change Addendum Sheet  Question: I was advised by a travel agent that if my name has changed due to a marriage and I need to change the name on my passport I need to obtain ...

Do I need to mail my marriage certificate in addition to my certified court order for my passport name change?  Question: I was recently married. On the marriage certificate I changed my last name to a hyphenated name: My maiden name-husbands name. I decided to ...

Can I use my passport with my maiden name and my marriage certificate to travel?  Question: My driver's license has my married name but my passport still has my maiden name. If I have a certified copy of my marriage certificate, will ...

Can I change my name in my US passport from outside the US?  Question: I have recently married a UK citizen and live in the UK on a work visa. I would like to change my US passport to my new name but do not have ...

Is name change in passport after marriage required or suggested?  Question: After I get married and change my name, is a new passport "required" or just suggested? Also, if an updated passport is required to go to another ...

Traveling to Mexico in less than two weeks and need to change the name in my passport  Question: I was married about 7 months ago and have changed my last name on my driver's license and social security card to my married name. My passport ...

Can I continue to use my passport in my maiden name?  Question: I got married last year in the US and legally changed my name. My husband and I are currently living in Guatemala and my residency visa is ...

Can I change my full name in my US passport from outside the US?  Question: I have a dual Nationality USA/Pakistan. I have recently gotten married in Pakistan and after my marriage have changed the full name in my ...

Will I receive my certified marriage license back if I send it in for a name change on my passport?  Question: I got married in Antigua and only have one certified marriage license.

I need to change my last name and don't want to send my only certified ...

Will my maiden name appear as my middle name on my new passport?  Question: I need to renew my passport for an upcoming trip, but I'm concerned with how my name will appear to book the tickets. When I got married I ...

Is a name change required in a passport that does not expire for several years?  Question: My wife has a passport but in her maiden name. Does she have to change the name on her passport even if it does not expire till 2017? My wife and ...

Do I apply for a passport in my current name or soon to be married name?  Question: I am getting married in March and will be going out of the country for our honeymoon. How do I apply for a passport? Can I go ahead and request ...

Can I submit a copy of the marriage license to change name on passport?  Question: I was given a copy of the marriage license by the reverend that married us that is on the official paper, is this considered a certified copy?...

Fee for name change due to marriage  Question: My passport was issued in 2008. I was married on May 29, 2010 and am going to Italy in September. I have filled out the application to change ...

Can I travel with my passport even though it has my maiden name?  Question: When booking my vacation I didn't think about the fact my passport has my maiden name on it. My flight ticket is booked in my married name....

Does your passport number change when you change names?   Question: I am getting married on July 31 and am traveling to Europe on September 3rd and again on November 20th. I would like to change my name after ...

How do I make sure I get my old passport and marriage license back?  Question: I read to help reduce the risk of my old passport and marriage license getting lost or misplaced I should "choose a two-way overnight delivery ...

Do I need a new passport if I got married and my new married surname is hyphenated?  Question: I am recently married and my new surname is hyphenated. I want to change my driver's license to my new hyphenated surname. Do I need to do the ...

Passport Name Change  Question: Hello, I was just recently married and changed my name. My current passport expires in 2012. When I apply for a new passport, will it also ...

My passport will expire in a couple of years but I recently got married and need to do a name change on my passport.   Question: Is there a way to get an updated name on my passport without having to pay for a new one for the next year and then having to pay again in ...

What kind of fee do I have to pay in order to change my name?  Question: My passport has been issued over a year ago & my name has changed. I am able to mail in my current US passport, an official copy of my marriage ...

Will I have enough time to apply and receive a passport with married name before honeymoon?  Question: I do not currently have a passport. I am getting married Sept. 26 and leaving on Dec 5 for honeymoon.

I just want to make sure that my ...

Do I need a new passport if I added my married name to my original last name?  Question: I was recently married and added my husband's last name to my full maiden name. There is no hyphen, just a space and two last names. My ...

Does the name in a Dominican Republic passport need to be changed after marriage?  Question: I have a passport from Dominican Republic. I got married 7 months ago and I got my husband's last name. My passport is not expired yet but all ...

Marriage Certificate and Passport Name Change  Answers to questions about marriage certificate requirements when applying for a passport name change.

How can I change my name on my passport if I was married outside of the US?  Question: I was recently married in Jamaica and I am unsure of how to get a certified copy of my marriage license. I am unsure if there is a vital records ...

Is it necessary to update my name on my passport after marriage even though I kept my maiden name?  Question: I kept my maiden name when I got married. My passport still has my maiden name on it. Do I still need to update my passport with my new married ...

Passport Name Change Due to Marriage  Information about changing the name in a passport after marriage. List of requirements and fees for getting a passport name change after you are married.

Is it possible to do a second name change on the same passport?  Question: My passport was issued under my previous married name, then I got divorced and had my passport amended with my "maiden name". I have now remarried ...

Can I keep the visa pages from my current passport?  Question: I have visa stamps from really cool countries, and I would hate to lose them when I have to mail in my old passport. I need a new passport ...

How much time will it take to get my passport back?  Question: I got my passport on October 1, 2009 and after I got married I legally change my last name. I wanted to go to Guatemala before I'm 8 months ...

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