(Closed) Get your passports now! Passport fees going up

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

HOLY CRAP! I was going to wait but thanks to you im going to get mine TOMORROW! thank you!

Post # 4
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1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got new pages put in mine a month ago… can’t believe they are punishing people for traveling….

Post # 5
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey, I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile.  Everytime I look at the website I get so confused though.  I got married in October, already had a passport under my old last name (doesn’t expire until 2014) and now need to get one with my new last name.  

A friend told me they could just put a stamp in my old passport that said my name changed.  But I didn’t see anything about that on the website.  The site made it sound like I had to apply for a new passport.

Anyone know what you actually have to do if you were a passport holder but need a new one to reflect your name change?

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Thanks for posting that!! I need to get mine renewed soon and this is a good motivation to do it this weekend!! 🙂

Post # 8
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really wish I could renew right now. Mine doesn’t expire for another year, but I need to use it to fly next weekend. I managed to get my name change done quicker than I expected but I bought plane tickets for six weeks after the wedding in my maiden name. Now the only thing in my maiden name is my passport and a couple credit cards. I have to match the ticket to get on the plane.

Oh well, at least it doesn’t expire till next June. Maybe I can leave the country and feel like I got my money’s worth for the last passport.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Holy cow!  We need to get ours so we will do it on Saturday!  We were going to wait until after the wedding because we weren’t going to go out of the country until next year—THANKS!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hey, so if I’m renewing by mail, then can I still send in the lower fee, as long as the application is postmarked before Tuesday?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fiance and I are going for pictures this afternoon when he gets home from work, and submitting the applications tomorrow morning, bright and early when the Passport Processing section of the P.O. opens up. (And finding a nearby P.O. that even DOES passports on Saturdays was FUN, too!)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oye, as if passports didn’t cost enough already! I’m glad we got ours 6 months ago! Though I’m going to have to reapply for mine when I change my name 🙁

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I sent my renewal app in the mail over the weekend!  It actually wasn’t that difficult.  I filled out the form online, printed it off, sent in two new photos, my old passport and a marriage certificate.  You get the marriage certificate and the old passport back too!

 

Thanks for letting me know about the fee increase.  I wouldn’t have found out had it not been for wedding bee.

Post # 14
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

ugh… i wish i could but i am just going to wait until next summer so I don’t have to pay the same amount after we get married when i change my name.  

So other brides getting married more than a year from now… BEWARE!! 

Check this out about name change:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/correcting/ChangeName/ChangeName_851.html

This is the page with the fees:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just found out. Now we will have to pay $260 total instead of $150. Frown

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