Updating name on passport
If you change your name by marriage or civil union you can still travel on a passport that’s in your original name (e.g. You just need to make sure you book your tickets using the name in your passport.
If you change your name by statutory declaration you need to use this name in your passport.
The date you see here reflects the most recent time we've verified this information with your state DMV. Then, mail everything to: National Passport Processing Center P. Box 90955 Philadelphia, PA 19190 Your renewal wait time varies depending on the time of year, but you may check the current general wait time by visiting the application status page.
Those living in a foreign country (other than Canada) should renew their passport in person at the nearest U.
If you’re ever in any doubt about what information the government is asking you to provide to process your name change, don’t leave things to chance: TVP has nine staffed offices in your area and pick up and drop off locations to get your documents into the hands of our travel experts.
Whether you’re getting a standard passport renewal or including documentation for the US Department of State to update your name on any existing document (for all intents and purposes, you receive a new passport book), there’s no big difference in the processing time.Why would you need your name updated on your passport?If you’ve recently finished a gender transition, gotten married, had a divorce, or simply walked into a courtroom and legally changed your name, your passport should reflect this before your next international trip.No credit is given for any time remaining in your current passport.As it's legal to be known by either your married or maiden name at any time, regardless of your marital situation, you may still travel under passport issued in your maiden name.