Passport Name Change FAQ
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
, 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
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
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
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