(Closed) passport name change help

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Contact your airline- you should be able to present a copy of your name change to the airline and have your ticket changed without charge. (I.e. if it changed with your marriage license)

If your passport doesn’t match your ticket, sorry, but yes, I expect you’ll have problems.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

not sure where you are flying to but typically you only need to show your passport.   the name on your ticket and boarding pass need to match exactly to your passport or you may be denied to fly.  i have never needed to show any other pieces of ID.

just in case, i would have a copy of your marriage certificate with your documents too.

 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@rebwana:  I thought that her passport and ticket are the only things that do name-match? 

OP, is that correct? 

If so, you will likely be ok, but certainly bring a copy of your marriage certificate/any name change documents available. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

As long as your name on the passport and ticket match, you should be good to go

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Idk I think they also match the passport with their system and the current social security name. I would change it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would call the airline and passport office. This isn’t reallly a situation where you would just wing it, you know?

I always have to show my DL with my passport and boarding pass at least to get through security when flying internationally. I’m in the US.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@kate02121:  Sorry- wasn’t clear. I meant she should be able to change her passport AND her ticket, well in advance of her flight.

OP said- “I would change my passport but my airline penalty is huge because I purchase a non-refundable ticket.” She wouldn’t be requesting a refund, just a name change-one of my friends had to do this for her honeymoon- took a little while with the airline, but it’s possible and she wasn’t charged anything.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As long as your passport and ticket match you will be fine. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve been wondering the same questions. I know that if your ticket and passport match you’re fine. But for border crossing, it’s a bit more difficult.  My Fiance inquired at the passport office about it, because my passport is expiring in August so I have to renew with my maiden name. What we *think* we’re going to do is legally change my name so my birth certificate will have my new last name and my maiden name in brackets. Apparently this can be done easily and then at the border they will see both last names. I hope this made sense.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Name change always makes everything super complicated. I am learning this now. If you have a court order for the name change, the airline should update your ticket at no charge if need be. As far as your passport, from what I’ve learned, you will need to update it to your new name before your flight.

ETA: What I am trying to get at is everything needs to match 100%. Better safe than sorry ya know?  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@elle1980:  Airlines don’t check your SS#, just your name against your passport. Also, when crossing borders, I’ve never handed them anything other than my passport either. Your hotel reservation has nothing to do with this. Bring a copy of your marriage license since you will have two different names on your ID’s, but I don’t think it will be neccessary.

 @Lyndzo:  I believe there is no charge to change your name within a year of getting a new passport!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@crystlrox:  Really?  The guy in the passport office said I’d have to pay $87 again. I hope he was wrong!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m pretty sure that you need it for a border crossing. Your passport is scanned and must match the info on file with the US border patrol. Like if you have two different last names there would be a problem.

I’m running into this right now and had to get a new passport.

Also, if you get a new passport within one year of the old one, it’s free.

Post # 16
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Lyndzo:  Here is the site that explains how to change your name on your passport after marriage.  You do not have to pay to get the new passport unless you need expedited service.  I would just travel with your maiden name on the honeymoon and change the passport once you return.

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