Post # 1
I have a dilemma I went through an official name change in February, I made my first name legally shorter with the office of registor general. I updated my drivers license, social insurance and Ohip card. I did not update my passport because my honeymoon was booked prior to my name change. Will I have an problems crossing the border with customs. I would change my passport but my airline penalty is huge because I purchase a non-refundable ticket.
My worry is that since I changed my Drivers license, social insurance and Ohip that my new name will appear on their system and U.S border crossing/customs will hassel me and not not let me on to my flight. Or I would be denied back in to Canada on my way back.
Do the ministries ie. transporation, health and social services share information such as name change ?
I have heard that as long as my boarding pass/reservatios match I am fine. Is this true??? I would hate to be denied on a plane on my honeymoon.
Passport Canada does state : “that they recommend to update or you can encounter problems at boarders.
has any one encountered this issue before??? please help
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Contact your airline- you should be able to present a copy of your name change to the airline and have your ticket changed without charge. (I.e. if it changed with your marriage license)
If your passport doesn’t match your ticket, sorry, but yes, I expect you’ll have problems.
Post # 4
not sure where you are flying to but typically you only need to show your passport. the name on your ticket and boarding pass need to match exactly to your passport or you may be denied to fly. i have never needed to show any other pieces of ID.
just in case, i would have a copy of your marriage certificate with your documents too.
Post # 5
@rebwana: I thought that her passport and ticket are the only things that do name-match?
OP, is that correct?
If so, you will likely be ok, but certainly bring a copy of your marriage certificate/any name change documents available.
Post # 6
As long as your name on the passport and ticket match, you should be good to go
Post # 7
Idk I think they also match the passport with their system and the current social security name. I would change it.
Post # 8
I would call the airline and passport office. This isn’t reallly a situation where you would just wing it, you know?
I always have to show my DL with my passport and boarding pass at least to get through security when flying internationally. I’m in the US.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@kate02121: Sorry- wasn’t clear. I meant she should be able to change her passport AND her ticket, well in advance of her flight.
OP said- “I would change my passport but my airline penalty is huge because I purchase a non-refundable ticket.” She wouldn’t be requesting a refund, just a name change-one of my friends had to do this for her honeymoon- took a little while with the airline, but it’s possible and she wasn’t charged anything.
Post # 10
As long as your passport and ticket match you will be fine.
Post # 11
I’ve been wondering the same questions. I know that if your ticket and passport match you’re fine. But for border crossing, it’s a bit more difficult. My Fiance inquired at the passport office about it, because my passport is expiring in August so I have to renew with my maiden name. What we *think* we’re going to do is legally change my name so my birth certificate will have my new last name and my maiden name in brackets. Apparently this can be done easily and then at the border they will see both last names. I hope this made sense.
Post # 12
Name change always makes everything super complicated. I am learning this now. If you have a court order for the name change, the airline should update your ticket at no charge if need be. As far as your passport, from what I’ve learned, you will need to update it to your new name before your flight.
ETA: What I am trying to get at is everything needs to match 100%. Better safe than sorry ya know?
Post # 13
@elle1980: Airlines don’t check your SS#, just your name against your passport. Also, when crossing borders, I’ve never handed them anything other than my passport either. Your hotel reservation has nothing to do with this. Bring a copy of your marriage license since you will have two different names on your ID’s, but I don’t think it will be neccessary.
@Lyndzo: I believe there is no charge to change your name within a year of getting a new passport!!
Post # 14
@crystlrox: Really? The guy in the passport office said I’d have to pay $87 again. I hope he was wrong!!
Post # 15
I’m pretty sure that you need it for a border crossing. Your passport is scanned and must match the info on file with the US border patrol. Like if you have two different last names there would be a problem.
I’m running into this right now and had to get a new passport.
Also, if you get a new passport within one year of the old one, it’s free.
Post # 16
@Lyndzo: Here is the site that explains how to change your name on your passport after marriage. You do not have to pay to get the new passport unless you need expedited service. I would just travel with your maiden name on the honeymoon and change the passport once you return.