Post # 1
I’ve done a lot of searching for the answer but i can’t find it.
So I applied to legally change my name (in Canada), and I JUST got my birth certificate in the mail today…
I’m travelling on January 5th to the US, which doesn’t give me enough time to get my photo ID and Passport done on time, even with a rushed order.
All my ID except the new Birth Certificate says my maiden name on it, but Im worried that something might prevent me from travelling due to the legal name change. My new birth certificate says my new legal name AND has my maiden name on it, and all my travel is booked under my maiden name….
Do you think i’ll have any trouble traveling?
Post # 2
mis3161 : As long as all of your flight information is booked to match your passport, you will be fine.
Post # 3
mis3161 : it will be fine as long as your tickets are booked in the name on the passport you are travelling with. Bring a copy of your marriage certificate just in case if you are that worried.
Post # 4
So your passport says maiden name and ticket has maiden name? I think you should be ok. I’d be more worried about having a new name on passport and old name on ticket or something. And you know those US customs people are usually SO friendly lol.
Post # 5
I travelled in my maiden name after marriage, however I didn’t have time to change anything. But I was just told if you have your passport and then a second piece of ID in the same name you should be fine. Also in Canada. Also in my province you don’t need to do a legal name change/new birth certificate.
Post # 6
I’ve been traveling with my passport, which has my maiden name on it, for about two years now. It’s due to be renewed soon, so I’m just waiting for that to update it. In the meantime, I’ve never had any issues and I’ve taken at least 5 international trips.
Post # 7
As long as your flight is booked in the same name as your passport, you will be good to go.
Post # 8
I did this several times. Yes just make sure your flights are booked under the name on your passport.
My situation has an added layer because I have to show both my passport and green card. Green card has my married name and passport has my maiden name because my birth country doesn’t do name changes for marriage. It does raise some eyebrows. I show my marriage certificate and I never get to use the fast lane like Global Entry, but I’ve never been held up.
Post # 9
I’m travelling with my maiden name. I want the most out of my passport. Like PP said, make sure tickets match passport