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What do I do if I accidentally signed my husband's passport?

Question: Recently, we were on a cruise in the Caribbean and when we were exiting the ship in Miami the agent told me that I needed to sign my passport which I did.


After going through customs, I discovered, to my dismay, that I had signed my husband's passport! He had mine and I had his. At some point earlier I had signed mine and he had not. What do we do now? The passport is valid until 2020 as we had just had our passports renewed last spring. Thank you for your help.

Answer: All you need to do is draw a straight line through your signature and your husband can sign his name above it.

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by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I signed my passport with my first and last name, not realizing I had to use my signature which is only my initials. What can I do? Will that be okay?

Answer: It should be okay. But if you want to affix your signature, you can just draw a straight line across your name then sign right above or below it.

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by: Anonymous

Question: I had a Freudian/senior moment and signed my maiden name instead of my married name to my renewed passport. How do I remedy?

Answer: You may leave it as is if you want. Or you can simply strike a single line through the mistake and sign the correct signature.

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by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally signed my husband's passport and customs at the airport entering Honduras told us to leave it alone and not cross out the signature. If he does sign his name, are we going to have problems leaving and entering the US if customs does happen to notice?

Question: The correct procedure according to the Department of State is to strike one line through the incorrect signature and sign correctly either above or below. If you are concerned about traveling with the passport either way, we recommend your husband apply for a renewal. He will have to pay the application fee in order to get a new passport.

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