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Passport Name Change FAQ

Front cover of United States passport with epassport symbol. The passport name change FAQ below includes answers to frequently asked questions. Many deal with very specific questions about the process of changing the name in a passport based on marriage, divorce, adoption or legal name change.

If you arrived on this page of our website, you may want to first read through the passport name change instructions where you will find details of the process, including which forms to fill out for different situations. Specific questions about fees, documents, name used, et. al. are answered below and on other FAQ pages.

If you have further questions after reading the step-by-step instructions, you can return to this page and search for answers to questions similar to your own. Click the link to access complete answers to the name change FAQ below.

Name Change on Passport not due to Marriage  Question: The name on my current passport is the same as the name on my birth certificate. I was born outside of the United States and immigrated to ...

Can I have two middle names on my passport?  Question: I have a couple of very complicated questions/situations. First off, I legally changed my FULL birth name many years ago. I obtained a passport ...

Name Change with Unusual Circumstances  Question: My birth certificate has my name as Raymond Lastname, Jr. Years later, after talking with my parents, I found out I was actually the third ...

I can't renew or reapply for a US passport because I have a current UK settlement visa  Question: Hi, I would like to change my last name on my passport as soon as possible. I am currently in Northern Ireland, UK. I have plans to have my ...

Adoptive Child's Name Change on Passport  Question: We applied for our little girl's passport last year under her legal name at the time and as foster parents.

We just ...

What proof do I need to change the name on my 15-year-old son's passport?  Question: Your Passport name change page says that "If you cannot legally document your name change (through court order or marriage) or you are applying ...

Where do I submit the application for a passport name change?  Question: My passport was issued less than 1 year ago and I want to change the name on it. After I complete the form, where can I submit it along with the necessary ...

I need to change the name on my passport and am traveling for work in less than 4 weeks.  Question: Please assist me in the best way to expedite this service to ensure I get my updated passport back in time for my travel for work. Is there ...

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

What documents will I need for a last name change on my 7-year-old son's passport?  Question: My husband adopted my biological son 3 years ago, so my 7-year-old son's passport still has my maiden last name on it. Will he need to come with ...

Name change after purchasing tickets  Question: My wife is changing her name because of a new job. However, we purchased tickets to Italy 6 weeks ago. If she legally changes her name through ...

Can I drive there and have my name changed on my passport?  Question: A group of us are leaving for Mexico in 4 weeks. Three of the girls have passports in their maiden names. Can we drive down there and have ...

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