Updating passport with married name
If yes, I have my marriage certificate but it does not reflect my married last name.
What additional documents (if any) do I need to submit in order for my name to be changed on my passport?
Additionally, divorced women sometimes plan to go back to using their maiden name by changing the last name on the passport.
Other life circumstances may also warrant a name change, but these are the two primary reasons why someone would need to change the name on their passport.
Did you just get married or perhaps you have been divorced?
Requesting a passport name change form and the State Department is a simple process.
A passport name change is required when newly married women take their husband’s last name.
From time to time printing errors occur on the passport, and would need to be corrected using a passport name change.
If your name was changed voluntarily or by court order, you must follow the below directions.
Name changes are done via mail, if you find an acceptance agent who is willing to see you in person, you still need to surrender the marriage certificate and it will be returned once the passport is released.
The name in your passport must match the name on your Australian birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate or previous Australian passport (provided this was issued after 20 August 1986 with at least two years validity), unless you have changed that name through an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) or the Department of Home Affairs.