(Closed) Maiden Name on Passport?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t see why this would be an issue.  As long as you register your travel under your maiden name (so that it matches your passport) that should be all that matters.  As long as you ‘assumed’ the name (aka didn’t change it on your birth certificate) then technically you’re able to use either one if you want to.

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

As long as your travel is booked in the exact same name that is on your passport, then you won’t have any problems.  (I am a TA)

Post # 5
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t know about Canadian rules, but in the US you can get a new one for free if you’ve had the old one for less than a year.  Why don’t you just get it changed?

Post # 6
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have time, I would just change it. Better safe than sorry.

Post # 7
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We don’t have the rule that if you’ve had it for less than a year you can change it for free.  I haven’t changed mine yet either, and planned to just leave it until renewal.  We cross the border all the time (since it’s like 10 minutes from our house), and I haven’t had any problems.  They usually just take the passport, and don’t look at any other id.  I have a regular card sized copy of our marriage certificate that I do carry.

I haven’t tried it with a plane yet, but I would just book your tickets in your maiden name, so it matches your passport.  Probably much less explaining that way.

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