Post # 1
I am getting married November 2. Our honeymoon will be almost immediately after. Planning on being home by November 17th. For the honeymoon I will be able to use my maiden name passport as I wont change my name until we are back.
I have to travel for business into the US (I am Canadian) in the second week of December. By this time all of my ‘easy’ documentation will have my married name on it but it would be unlikely I would have my married name passport by that time.
I do not want to ‘put off’ changing my name until after the business trip. Is it impossible to travel with a maiden name passport and a married name drivers license? What name do you book the plane ticket under? Is it fine as long as you have a copy of your marriage certificate?Or do I need to suck it up and wait hours in line at a passport office as soon as I get back from the honeymoon to make sure my passport is back with my changed name prior to the business trip?
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
I’m not sure it’s the same in Canada, but here, we only need 1 form of ID to travel – a passport OR a drivers license. If that’s true in Canada as well, make the plane reservations in your maiden name and then the passport matches. At least here, if the ticket and the passport don’t match, you are NOT getting on a plane.
Post # 4
I don’t think you can travel with an ID that does not match your passport. A marriage license isn’t a proper format of proof in these situations, I don’t believe. You can always call and ask, but I don’t think they’d consider it a form of identification.
I’d save yourself a lot of trouble and just get your passport updated ASAP.
Post # 5
@Honey-Bee: I would speak with a knowledgable source on this like the State Department. They don’t dick around so I wouldn’t make assumptions. I’d either pay for rush service on my passport or wait until I returned from my business travel.
Post # 6
Just book your December travel in your maiden name and use your current passport for those travel purposes. You only need one form of ID. I have a co-worker who did this 4 months after her wedding to enter and exit the Dominican Republic for her honeymoon with no issues.
Post # 7
I’m Canadian – my name is legally changed on everything EXCEPT my passport. I had just renewed it earlier in the year and didn’t want to have to pay again. I spoke to someone at the passport office and they said don’t change it, just book all your travel in your maiden name.
I hate that in Canada when you change your name you have to pay again and re-do the whole passport process. It’s a pain and I know I have to do it in a couple years, but at least right now it was an easy solution. I’ve traveled several times with the passport in my maiden name, never had a problem or been asked for other ID 🙂