(Closed) Anyone not changed their passport?

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
15192 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did my passport right away, cause I had just done it a few months earlier and it was free to change it.  But I did travel with my drivers licences under my maiden name domestically for another 3 or so years until it expired cause I didn’t want to pay the fee.  Dont think it matters as long as the name matches whatever form of ID you plan to use.

Post # 3
10359 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I think you’d be fine if you traveled with your notarized marriage license in addition to your passport, just to be safe. I went ahead and changed my name on my passport to avoid any hassle. 

Post # 6
3235 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Make sure the name on your ticket matches the name on your passport.

Post # 7
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

its too confusing to have IDs in both names, I just sucked it up and changed the passport and drivers license.

Post # 8
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m in the same situation. My passport doesn’t expire until 2023 and I don’t want to pay the €85 to change it. I just travel using my maiden name. I haven’t had any issues!

Post # 9
6394 posts
Bee Keeper

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hazelbee :  Haven’t changed mine, and it’s not set to expire until 2030!!!  Haven’t used it once, no point in changing it for me.

Post # 10
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think you just have to make sure that the name on your ticket matches your passport. ☺

Post # 11
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m not getting my passport changed until it expires in 2020. We fly for free and currently all of that is under my maiden name, but my license shows my married name, so I just use my passport for all travel. 

Post # 12
1546 posts
Bumble bee

I changed my passport straight away but only because it was running out in a year anyway and we moved abroad 3 months later so I needed to get everything in order for that. Theres nothing wrong with using your old passport as long as the holiday is matched up to the same names. 

Post # 13
7398 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I continued to fly with my passport in my maiden name for almost a year after the wedding.

Post # 14
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just sucked it up and paid to renew with my new name (and I was extra annoyed because I was just outside the window where you could change your name for free.. I had renewed something like 16 months prior, so it was good for 9 freaking years).

I had already booked an international trip under my new married name, and knew I’d be changing my driver’s license immediately, so for ease of having everything match, I paid the $100. 

Post # 15
4234 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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hazelbee :  I had just missed the cut off for not having to pay for a name change (first year after getting my passport), so I just changed it on my passport because we booked our first anniversary/belated honeymoon trip in my new (married) last name. As others mentioned, I didn’t want to bother with going by two different names. I had no connection to my maiden name so for me, I was glad to have my last piece of document changed over sooner rather than later. 

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