Post # 1
I know that there have been similar threads to this one in the past, but I’m looking for a little clarification. I will be driving across the US/Canada border next week for a last minute trip. My passport is in my maiden name and I have changed to my married name with SS and Driver’s License. As far as I understand it I will still be okay to cross the border by just showing my (non-expired) passport in my maiden name, right?
In that situation when they ask me my name (assuming they do), do I just tell them my maiden name because that’s what matches my passport? I’m trying to make it as simple as possible but don’t want to get caught up in a mini-lie and have it cause problems at the border. I will be bringing my marriage license just in case.
Thanks for any advice!!
Post # 2
If you bring your marriage certificate, you shouldn’t have a problem.
Post # 3
They don’t usually ask your name at the border. You hand them your documentation, they ask you where you are going , what you will be doing and how long you will be there.
This is from the US website
Post # 4
We did this for our first anniversary, and I hadn’t changed my name on my passport yet. It was fine. They don’t ask for your driver’s license or anything, just your passport.
Post # 5
Thank you! I’ve never done this before so I was unsure of how it would actually go/how much they actually ask you. My DH will be driving so I’m assuming he’ll end up fielding most of the questions.
Thank you for the advice. I’ll have it with me just in case.
Post # 6
I’ve been married for three years now and my passport is the only document that still has my maiden name. I live right by the border and cross all the time and I’ve never had a problem.
Post # 7
You should be ok since the only documentation they typically ask for is your passport, but I would bring your marriage certificate just in case. The last thing you want is a misunderstanding with border security.