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Does anyone know if my passport would still work if I went to social security and changed my name (without getting a new passport)?

I happen to have the day off tomorrow and was thinking about going to social security to do the name change. But, we are thinking of going on our honeymoon in a few weeks and I don't think I'd have my updated passport back in time for that.

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Sorry, confusing, I was having trouble wording the question.

But, yes, do I need to change my name on my passport to travel out of the country (if I have already changed social security, etc...).

 

Sounds like I'd be fine going to SS with my passport and changing it with them. But, when we go I need to make my reservation in my old name. Right?

 

Also, add-on question, how long do you generally have after being married to get everything changed? Is there a time limit?

 

Thanks for the help!

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Yup. The state department (the passport people), is totally separate from the Social Security Administration. So you're fine to change your S/S name.

 

The key thing is that the name in your passport MUST match the name on your airline ticket - otherwise the airline will not honor it, no matter what legal documentation you provide.

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If you think about it, all the airlines look at is your passport, they don't ask you for another form of ID, so as others have said as long as your ticket is in the same name, you'll be fine.

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Originally Posted by fogdog View Post
Does anyone know if my passport would still work if I went to social security and changed my name (without getting a new passport)?
I happen to have the day off tomorrow and was thinking about going to social security to do the name change. But, we are thinking of going on our honeymoon in a few weeks and I don't think I'd have my updated passport back in time for that.
I agree with everyone else. As long as your passport is valid and your ticket matches the name on your passport, your fine! There's no time limit for changing your name on your passport. I work in the airport and believe me, we see it everyday!

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