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How do I replace a lost passport and change name to my married name?

by Gloria
(Winder, GA, USA)

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


Answer: You first need to report he loss of your passport if it had not yet expired. You can do this by calling the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

Then, you need to apply for a new passport by submitting the completed but unsigned application Form DS-11 at a passport application acceptance facility along with all supporting documents and payment for fees.

In order to apply for a passport in your new name, you also need to submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate which proves the legal name change.

For complete instructions, click the link below.

Apply for a New Passport

To locate a passport office near you, click the link below.

Georgia Passport Offices

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Do I have to wait for cancellation confirmation?
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I have to wait for passport cancellation confirmation before applying for a new passport?

Answer: There is no need. You may proceed to applying for a new passport.

Where to get photo?
by: Lauren

Question: Does the ABQ Main Postal Office offer passport photos? If so, is there an additional fee? Or do I need to go to my local Walgreens?

Answer: The Albuquerque Main Post Office offers passport photo services. There is an additional fee. Please call 505-346-8484 for more information.

Marriage Certificate does not match birth certificate
by: liza

Question: I lost my passport a long time ago and I want also to change my status from single to married. The problem is my marriage certificate does not match my birth certificate. What to do?

Answer: Contact the National Passport Information Center by calling 1-877-487-2778.

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