(Closed) How soon do you have to apply for passport?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yesterday.  They can take several months

Post # 4
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d say 3 months in advance is probably a good amount of time. If you’re going somewhere that requires a visa, I’d do it 6 months in advance.

Post # 5
14948 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got mine back in 3 weeks.  They typically say 4-6 weeks processing time.  Why not apply for it now and get it over with.  You wont be able to ouse your married name though since you are not married and havent changed with with social security, so make sure you buy your tickets in your maiden name, or you’ll have to have a copy of your marriage certificate with you too (which may not be possible if you need a certified copy from your town since you are leaving the next day).

Post # 7
8736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

ASAP. Passports can take some time and rush fees are expensive. Your passport will have to be in your maiden name so make sure all your travel arrangements (airline tickets, etc) are in your maiden name and not your married name or you won’t be able to fly.

If you change your name less than 1year after getting your passport then you can ger your passport updated for free. So you can get it updated once you get back.

Where are you going on your honeymoon?

Post # 8
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Mine only took like 2 or 3 weeks..but sooner than later would be better just in case. 

Post # 9
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Get it ASAP. Yes, it says it only takes 4-6 weeks but you never know. I got mine back and it had a typo! Which meant instead of 4-6 weeks it ended up taking 8-12 weeks since I needed to do the whole process again! Luckily, I didn’t procrastinate and still had a couple months before my vacation.

Post # 10
13564 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d do it as soon as possible. Even if it doesn’t take as long as estimated, it’s one less thing for you to worry about leading up to your wedding, and that’s a good thing! 🙂

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