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What is the fee to change your name on your passport?

Question: I have a valid passport that was issued a few years ago. It has my maiden name on it. I have filled out the DS-82 form, gotten 2 passport photos taken, and attached my Certificate of Marriage. What is the fee for this service? Would I add an additional $60 to that total to get it expedited? Thank you for your help!


Answer: The fee to renew a passport by mail using Form DS-82 is currently $110 for a passport book only. You can request a passport card at the same time for an additional $30.

Expedited service fee is $60. This reduces the processing time from 4-6 weeks to 2-3 weeks. If you choose this service, be sure to write the word "expedite" on the outside of the envelope so that agents can quickly identify your request.

For faster service, you either have to visit a regional agency or get a professional passport expediting service to submit the application for you.

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Name change
by: Diana

Question: I got my passport about 2 years ago under my married name and I got divorced 4 years ago. I just now want to change my name back to my original name. Do I have to change my passport or can I leave it even if I change my driver's license and back info and social security card?

Answer: You may continue to use your passport until it expires. Just make sure to book tickets in the name that appears in your passport to avoid issues with TSA.

Maiden name
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I just received my passport and am going through a divorce. When I change my last name to my maiden name, will my passport still be valid and is there a fee to change it back to my maiden last name being that I just got it this month?

Answer: Name changes are free of charge if applied for within a year of the passport's issuance.

Having said that, your passport will remain valid even if it still bears your married name. You just have to remember to book your tickets in the name that appears in your passport to avoid issues with TSA.

Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently got married and am going to Canada for the weekend. Do my driver's license and passport have to match?

Answer: No, they do not need to match.

Name Change/Renewal Fees
by: Anne

Question: My passport will expire in 2 years. I just got married in February. Is it possible to get my passport renewed early with my name change? And what would the charge be?

Answer: Hello, Anne. Yes, you can apply for an early renewal. Passports can be renewed anytime during its validity and up to 5 years after expiration.

The renewal fee is currently at $110. If you request for expedited service you, need to add $60. We also recommend adding $15.89 for overnight delivery.

Marriage Name Change
by: Angie

Question: I had to renew my passport 03/02/2017 before it expired. I just got married so I missed the 12 month mark to get a free name change by 1 1/2 weeks. Can it be within 12 months? Or is it 365 days to get it for free? I'm trying to avoid the $110 since I just paid it last year. Thanks.

Answer: Hello, Angie. The no-fee name change period is counted from the issuance date printed on the passport. If it has been more than 365 days since issuance, you will need to pay the renewal fee to change the name on your passport.

You can still avoid paying the fee by not changing the name on your passport. You may continue using the passport in your maiden name as long as you book tickets in the same name to avoid issues when you travel.

Change name and renew passport
by: Mary O

Question: Hi, I need to renew my passport that is expiring soon . I am a permanent resident in the USA with a Romanian passport. Will I be able to change my name on the passport and renew it even if I'm not a citizen or do I have to go back to Romania to renew it?

Answer: Please contact the Romanian Embassy for answers to questions regarding Romanian passports.

Add both maiden name and married name on passport
by: Nidhi

Question: Hi. I am from India but currently in US on a dependent visa with married surname. I want to update my passport with my maiden name also. Can I keep both surnames (maiden & married) on my passport?

If yes, then what the procedure to update both names on my passport?

Answer: Hi, Nidhi. Please contact Cox and Kings Global Services regarding your concern. CKGS has been awarded the Indian Passport Application Services for the Embassy of India and its Consulates in the United States.

Name Change/passport card for air travel to Canada
by: Anonymous

Question: I was issued a ten-year passport 8 years ago. I got married 3 years ago. I need to get my name changed on my passport for a work trip. How much does it cost me to get my name change? Can I just get a new passport? I am only planning on traveling to Canada via air, could I just get passport card for this?

Answer: Passport cards can only be used for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. You need to new passport book and apply for the name change at the same time. The application fee is currently at $110.

Passport Name Change
by: Mrs. J-W

Question: I got married 5 months ago and have my passport which is still valid for another 5 years. I changed my last name with social security & driver's license, but my last name is hyphenated with my maiden name and spouses’ last name. Do I have to get a new passport because my maiden name is already on current passport?

Answer: First of all, congratulations! While it is recommended that you travel in your current legal name, you may still continue to use your current passport until it expires. You just have to remember to book your tickets in your maiden name to avoid issues with TSA when you travel.

You may choose to renew your passport in a few years to use up the remaining 5 years validity of the current one.

Change my name on my passport and citizenship certificate
by: K-SHRESTHA

Question: I applied for my passport 6 years ago and was issued a 10-year passport.

Now I want to change my first name on my passport and my citizenship certificate.

Please advise me on the total fee for the process. Thank you.

Answer: You need to apply for a court-ordered name change to change the name on your citizenship certificate and passport. Please contact the local court for applicable fees.

Do I need to?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am changing my first name, and am wondering if I will still be able to travel without changing it on my passport? I will be driving from Alaska to the lower 48 and will be passing through Canada.

Answer: You may continue to use your passport for travel as long as your tickets and reservations are in the same name.

Documents required
by: Anonymous

Question: I have a valid passport (since 2009) but got married in just a few months ago and would like to update it with my new name. I pay the full $110, yes? Also, since I still have a valid passport, do I need to bring a birth certificate with me to renew this? Or will my old passport be enough. If you could tell me the list of things I'd need just to renew a passport with a name change, I'd appreciate it..thanks!

Answer: You may still renew your passport via mail. Please prepare the following renewal and name change requirements:

1. Application Form DS-82
2. Your current passport
3. Original or certified copy of your marriage certificate as evidence of legal name change
4. One passport photo
5. Payment for fees

Please mail the requirements in a sturdy envelope to the address printed on the form.

Name change
by: Brenda

Question: I was wondering how much it will cost me to change my name on my passport because I just got married in July of this year.

Answer: Hi Brenda. First of all, congratulations!

If your passport was issued less than a year ago, there is no fee for a name change. If it has been more than a year, you need to apply for a passport renewal with name change and pay the fee of $110.

Do I have to?
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I’m neither getting married nor divorced but I am changing my name for business purposes mainly, I have no problem using my passport in my former name so I was wondering if I HAD to get my name changed on it? I have about two or so years left on my passports and I have some visas on it as well as some memorable stamps from countries I’ve been to that I would like to add to so basically I wanted to know if it was possible to travel with it and just have my name change certificate on hand.

Answer: You may travel with your current passport as long as you book your tickets in the same name that appears in it.

Name Change on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I have only recently renewed my passport. I now wish to change to my married name. How do I proceed? Thank you.

Answer: The answer depends on how recently you renewed your passport. If it was less than a year since issuance, you can apply for a passport name change using Form DS-5504. There is no fee associated with using this form unless you request for expedited service.

If it has been more than a year since issuance, you need to apply for a renewal with name change using Form DS-82. The application fee is $110 and you will lose the remaining validity on your current passport.

Whichever form you will use, you need to submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate as evidence of legal name change. Other requirements include your current passport and one new passport photo.

Name Change - Married and Divorced
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport is still valid for another 5 years. I have since gotten married and divorced. What do I take, my marriage license to show proof of name change, or divorce - even though I kept my married name? I get the fees, just want to provide proper documents. Thank you.

Answer: If you want your passport to be in your married name, you only need to submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate, not your marriage license.

Name change on new passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was renewed in the past 6 months but I have married and changed my name-what is the cost to change your name if you already renewed the passport?

Answer: Since your most recent passport was issued less than a year ago, there is no fee to get the name on it changed unless you request for expedited service.

Please mail the following to the address on the application form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Your current passport
3. Original or certified copy of your marriage certificate
4. One passport photo

The old passport and name change document will be returned to you once the process is completed.

New to Passports, Maiden to Marraige
by: Anonymous

Question: I got married this year and haven't legally taken my husband's name (waiting till Jan '18) but I need a passport to be able to drive to our next duty station (AK to TX) by May '18. Can I wait until I change my name before getting a passport, or does it need to be valid for a specific amount of time before I can use it?

Is there a fee for me to change my name on my passport if I use my maiden name first then change it to my husbands? I have never had a passport before so I'm completely lost.

Answer: You can wait until you officially change your name before applying for a passport. Once you receive your passport, you can use it right away.

If you choose to apply for a passport in your maiden name now, you can apply for a no-fee name change within one year of issuance.

Name Change
by: Anonymous

Question: I renewed my passport less than a year ago recently got married. Is there a fee for changing the last name on my passport?

Answer: Since your passport was issued less than a year ago, you need to use Form DS-5504 to change the last name on your passport. There is no fee associated with using this form unless you want to expedite the process.

You need the submit the following:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport
3. Original or certified copy of your marriage certificate
4. One passport photo

Please mail the documents to the address printed on the form.

Name change NOT MARRIAGE RELATED
by: Anonymous

Question: I have my passport and a court order with my new name. I know the new boom costs $110. Is there an additional fee for processing a name change that ISN'T marriage related but due to court order? Please let me know so I don't send the wrong amount of $. Thanks!!

Answer: The same fees apply for renewals with name change regardless of the reason for the name change. The current application fee is $110. If you want to expedite the process, you should add $60. We also recommend adding $15.45 for overnight delivery.

Name change
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport expires 2018 but I got married and want to change my name now. Will the expiration date of my passport stay the same or will they extend it?

Answer: You will be issued a new passport that will be valid for 10 years. You will lose the remaining validity of your current passport but it will be returned to you after the renewal with name change is done.

Name change
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently got my passport for the first time in March. I used my maiden name due to not having enough time to change my social and driver's license in time. The trip was a last minute thing and I was afraid I wouldn't receive the passport in time. Is there a fee to change my name within the first year?

Answer: There is no fee to change the name on your passport within a year of issuance unless you want the process expedited.

Please use Form DS-5504 and send it with your passport, evidence of legal name change (marriage certificate) and a new passport photo to the address on the form.


Utilizing Form DS-82
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my passport while I was in the military in 2011. I have since been divorced, and now remarried. I have all documentation required to justify name changes (from passport to divorce to remarriage). Can I still utilize Form DS-82?

Answer: If you are using your military passport to obtain a civilian passport, you may use Form DS-82. However, your military passport will not be returned to you.

If you want to keep your military passport, you may apply for a civilian passport using Form DS-11 and submit all the requirements set forth by the Department of State. You may submit your military passport as evidence of U.S. citizenship and it will be returned to you once the process is completed.

Name change
by: Anonymkhanous

Question: I changed my name on my U.S. passport once 2 years ago but I want to change it again. How I do it and is it possible to change again?

Answer: Yes, you may change the name on your passport as long as you can provide evidence of legal name change. To apply for a passport name change, you need to submit your current passport, Form DS-82, name change document and payment for fees to the address on the form.

Last name changed due marriage
by: ElenaAnonymous

Question: I got married in August last year; for some reason, marriage certificates in FL do not show that the last name changed. I already changed my driver's license and social security. What do I have to send, any additional documents?

Answer: If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you only need to send evidence of citizenship (birth certificate), and your driver's license bearing your current legal name, among other requirements.

If you are applying for a passport name change, you need to submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate. Even if it does not indicate that your last name has changed, it will be accepted as evidence that you intend to use your spouse's last name.

About to be married
by: Anonymous

Question: I will be married in June this year, but am still finishing studies abroad. I would like to change my last name when I marry but do not have the time to wait for a new passport to come in before I leave the country and my return flight is currently under my maiden name. Can I change my name from overseas? Should I continue to go by my maiden name until my studies are over? How long do I have to make an official name change request after I am married?

Answer: You may continue to use the passport in your maiden name until you're done with your studies overseas. Or you can wait until you're back overseas before changing your name. In fact, this is the most uncomplicated way to go since your ticket is also booked in your maiden name.

If you choose to change the name on your passport overseas, you may do so at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, whichever is closest to where you reside.

Divorced
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently got divorced and need to change my last name on my passport since it still has my ex husband's last name on it. How can I do that?

Answer: The answers depends on when your passport was issued.

Passport Issued Less Than 12 Month Ago - Mail a completed form DS-5504, previously-issued passport, recent passport photo and original or certified copy of your divorce decree to the address on the form.

Passport Issued More Than 12 Months Ago - Mail a completed form DS-82, previously-issued passport, recent passport photo, original or certified copy of divorce decree and payment for fees to the address on the form.

Changed name after married
by: Anonymous

Question: I am renewing my expired passport. I have since changed my last name to add my husband's. What certified document do I need to submit if I changed name after marriage in a different state (NM) than I got married (AZ)? (I see the comment that says we write the place of marriage in the box but I need clarity on the document to be submitted)

Answer: Please submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate. The place and date of the name change should be those listed on your marriage certificate that you are submitting as evidence of a name change. For more information, call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Name change after marriage
by: Anonymousa

Question: We are planning a trip out of the country in two weeks. I just realized my name on my passport has not changed. I still have my drivers license with my maiden name. My passport says my maiden name. Do I have to Change my passport? Or can I just purchase my ticket and use my maiden name on my flight ticket? I don't think I will have time to change it and recieve a new passport before we leave. If I have to change my name on passport, what is the quickest way for me to do this?

Answer: Passport Services recommends that American citizens travel with passports in their current legal names. Application for a name change should be submitted within six weeks of the name change.

It is possible to get a name change in a passport within two weeks at a regional passport agency. If you do not live near a regional agency or cannot take the time to visit one, you can authorize a registered passport courier to submit the application on your behalf.

Having said that, many women who change their names by marriage choose to continue using their passport in their maiden name until the passport expires. Be aware that we have received messages from women who were delayed due to the name difference but have never heard of anyone being denied boarding. We recommend you contact the airlines concerning this issue.

no name change on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I`m going abroad the 18th. My passport has my maiden name but I have been married for a year and have not had my married name added to my passport. What will happen?

Answer: TSA'a Secure Flight Program requires the name on your ticket match the name in your passport. If it does not and you are unable to change it, you may need to change the name in your passport before you travel. Please contact the airlines for confirmation.

You can get the name in your passport changed within 5 business days at a regional passport agency.

name change location
by: Julie Mahony

Question: On form DS-82, item 11, it asks for place of name change. I was married in Vancouver BC (I'm American, married to a Canadian) but we reside in San Francisco, CA, where I applied for my new married name on SS card and Drivers License. What is the correct PLACE of name change: Vancouver BC or SF, CA? Thanks!

Answer: The place of name change is the location where your marriage certificate was registered.

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