Learn about Wedding Name Change Passport Renewal(s) below.

Wedding Name Change Passport Renewal

Congratulations! You just got married!

Now you have to submit name change documents to update all of your vital documents. You’ll need to update your passport as well.

There are a few caveats to a name change with your passport application.

NOTE: Your wedding name change passport renewal (application, forms, & fees) will vary depending on the issuing state and expiration date.

Wedding Name Change Passport Renewal

One of the following 3 scenarios may apply to you:


If the U.S. Department of State ISSUED your passport less than 1 year ago, you can submit a change of name at no added cost to you.

Ultimately, you will receive a new passport with your new name. However, the dates of your passport validity will stay the same.

SCENARIO #2: On the other hand, if the U.S. Department of State ISSUED your passport more than 1 year ago and it is less than 5 years expired, you can submit a Passport Renewal. The Passport Renewal will allow you to submit documentation for the wedding name change passport renewal. You will receive your passport within 4-6 weeks.

See Expedited Passport Service, if you need it quicker.


The last scenario is when the U.S. Department of State ISSUED passport more than 15 years ago, which means your passport has been expired for more than 5 years. In this case, you will need to submit a New Passport Application. Lastly, be sure to include the name change documentation during this time.

Wedding Name Change Passport Renewal

You have 2 options for the wedding name change passport application process.

You can use the routine service, which takes 4-6 weeks. It is the best option if you do not have travel plans within the next month.

This option may be slower, but it is cheaper.

The other option you have is expedite passport processing for the wedding name change passport renewal process. It can be done in 2 weeks or less, and even as fast as 24 hours with an authorized third-party passport courier.

Choosing the Correct Passport Name Change Process

Regardless how you choose to do it, make sure you follow the correct process.

If you have any questions, please contact us or use the chat feature in the lower right corner. We are here to help you travel the world!

Enjoy your honeymoon with your new passport!

NOTE: Lastly, if you could not find the info you needed in regard to a Wedding Name Change Passport Renewal, please feel free to get in touch with us.

You’re more than welcome to submit your inquiry (and/or feedback) to our Passport Help Desk. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Happy travels!

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