Updating passport with new name
The application package may be mailed to the address on the form if the original passport was issued when the applicant was 16 or older and within the last 15 years.
The government advises mailing all passport applications using a traceable service.
In order to protect the contents of your mailing from the elements throughout the delivery process, we strongly encourage you to mail your passport application and any personal documents using a secure means of packaging, such as a Tyvek envelope.
hen you legally change your name, you’ll have a long list of documents you’ll need to update with your new name: driver’s license, Social Security card, credit cards, bank accounts…
Applicants can get on their merry way to foreign destinations more quickly if the application package is complete with all required documentation.
Passport applications requesting name changes typically require four to six weeks to process.
If an applicant is unable to provide a marriage certificate it’s still possible to make the name change on a passport. The application package will need to include the completed form, proof of citizenship, a valid ID with the new name plus a photocopy, a passport photo and first time applicant fees.
You must get a countersignature if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport.
The procedure to change the name in a passport varies, depending on whether your passport was issued more than one year ago.
Our guide will tell you all your need to know about how to apply for a passport name change, including all requirements for name change in a passport.
Don’t forget that you will need to change your passport, too!
It’s very important that the name on your passport match the name you use to book your international air tickets, so don’t delay, apply for your passport name change as soon as you can.