Post # 1
I’m updating my passport (after being married 2 years!) and I have a question. It says to submit a copy of your marriage certificate. My marriage certificate doesn’t legally change my name or anything though. I still had to go to the SS office to do that. Is it still good enough?
It seems fishy because it doesn’t look like it requires me sending anything in to say I *actually* changed my name. Do I not have to send a copy of my SS card or anything?
Post # 3
Yes that is good. Even if your name is not different on your marriage license, it is still the legal document that is used to change your name.
Post # 4
Just give them what they ask for. Normally the first step is SS office, so if you already did that, you’re probably fine. Since they have your SSN number on your passport application, they probably could verify it that way.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: OK, so they don’t need proof that I actually *did* change it? Cause you can get married without changing it and all too. It just seems like I could have a passport that wasn’t under my legal name! Which seems sketchy, but I don’t know how you’d really use it to destroy the world or anything.
I just want to make sure they aren’t gonna send this back to me since I waited until last minute.
Post # 6
I’m assuming they will probably run your social security number with the social security administration to confirm that you did but I’m not 100% sure.
Post # 7
@jedeve: They confirm the change through your social security number. But the marriage license is what legally ALLOWS you to change it.