(Closed) New passport with married name change

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Member
246 posts
Helper bee

Yes, it’s true – you can and you should!  I learned this the hard way.  It’s one of those things that I’ve been procrastinating on.  Until, I received a free cruise through work with less than 60 days notice.  There was no way I could send in my passport for the name update and get it back in time with out paying the expedited fees.  So, I ended up taking my old passport as my i.d. for both the flight and cruise (name on both must match if booked together) and also having my drivers license and marriage certificate as a back up just in case.  Moral of the story – don’t put this off, you never know when you’ll have the opportunity to get away! Cool

Post # 4
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2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh crap!  Forgot about that one!  Thanks!  (Which is ironic since needing to use my passport is one of the reasons it’s taking me 6+ months to change my name!)

Post # 5
Member
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Your passport has to be less than one year old too.  If it was issued more than a year ago, you have to use a different form and you ARE charged.

There’s a link explaining which forms and charges at the top of the original link posted.

Post # 7
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

What in the world!!! I just went and changed my name on my passport last friday– just a few months after getting married— it was $100. My passport wasn’t expired either. DANG IT! Why did they charge me??

Post # 8
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@qasiaraine oops… didn’t read close enough. THat must be it– I’ve had this passport since 2003. The fee was $75 plus some other fees. At least I didn’t do something wrong to miss changing it for free. Whew! If y’all do want to change soon, I was told the cost will go up $35 more at the end of March so… get on it!

Post # 9
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nice!  Thanks for the link.  That’s one less thing I have to research.

Post # 11
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is only true if you bought your passport within a year, not within a year of being married.

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