Does your passport have to match your birth certificate?

Asked by: Verlie Ferry DDS  |  Last update: October 6, 2022
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Answer: The passport will be issued in the name you enter in the form as long as it is supported by the ID/s you present with the application. You may be asked to present more documents to prove your identity -- details of which like birth date and birth place must match that on your birth certificate.

Does my name have to match my passport?

Your passport and social security name do not need to match. An airline or TSA will never ask for your social security card. You may continue to travel internationally under your maiden or previous married name. Airline & resort reservations for international travel need to be in your passport name.

What if my name doesn't match my passport?

Your name must appear as on your passport. If you have multiple first names, there's no need to correct the name on your booking to include all of your first names.

Does name on passport have to match naturalization certificate?

However, as a general rule of thumb, you should always enter your name as it appears on the documentation you present to prove your citizenship. This may include your social security number, drivers license, naturalization paperwork, and birth certificates.

What name should be on your passport?

Answer: The passport application asks for your first, middle and last name. If you completed the form with your full name, then that is what will appear on the passport. The Secure Flight Program recommends that the name provided when booking your travel matches the government ID that you will use when traveling.

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Can I still use my passport with my maiden name?

Can you keep your maiden name on your passport? You can remain with your previous passport, which has your maiden name on it. However, if you decide to renew your passport, it will be issued with your current legal name.

Can I use my passport if my name has changed?

US Citizens: United States Citizens who change their name due to marriage, divorce, or because of any other circumstance may travel using your United States passport or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative approved document in your prior name provided you bring proof of your name progression such as; a marriage ...

What happens if your name is different on your passport?

To correct a data or printing error: Complete Form DS-5504. Submit form by mail with your passport, one color photo, and evidence of the error (e.g. your U.S. birth certificate showing the correct spelling of your last name). You will not have to submit any fees.

What can I use instead of birth certificate for passport?

If you were born in the U.S. but do not have a birth certificate for a passport because you don't have a previous U.S. passport or a U.S. birth certificate of any kind, you must instead submit a state-issued Letter of No Record that shows: Your name. Your date of birth.

Does your airline ticket have to match your passport exactly?

Definitely not. Under the Transportation Security Administration's (T.S.A.) rules, the name on the boarding pass must match the passenger's government-issued ID.

Is my passport valid if I got married and changed my name?

If you have changed your name by marriage or divorce, you may apply for a new passport to be issued in your new name, using form DS-82 or DS-5504.

Can you fly with a different last name?

Are name changes allowed? Generally, only minor name changes or corrections are allowed, such as fixing a typo or updating the ticket to reflect a legal name change (e.g. last name change through marriage). Name changes to transfer flight tickets are generally not allowed for a few reasons.

How long does it take to change your name on your passport?

The application takes approximately four to six weeks to process. Requesting expedited service will get it processed in just two to three weeks. However, if you need your name change done more quickly, a private passport expediting company can help you get your passport processed as soon as 24 hours if necessary.

What if my name doesn't match my plane ticket?

1. Contact the airline directly and attempt to change the name on your ticket. If you are told that it is not possible or that you will be charged a fee, ask if the representative can just make a note to the fact that your ticket was purchased in your maiden name but your passport has your married name in it.

Can I use my passport with my maiden name Mexico?

Question: My current passport has my maiden name on it and my driver's license has my married name. Can I travel to Mexico with my current passport, along with my marriage certificate? Answer: Yes, you can. If you're traveling by air, make sure your tickets are booked in your maiden name to match your passport.

What happens if you forget to put your middle name on airline ticket?

Under the TSA's rules, the name on your boarding pass must match your government-issued ID. However, if you're missing your middle name on your boarding pass, it shouldn't be an issue. That's because your airline profile and/or the information on your ticket will match your Secure Flight passenger information.

What all documents are required for passport renewal?

The following documents are required for passport renewal.
  • Original old Passport.
  • Self-attested copies of the first two pages and the last two pages of the passport.
  • Self-attested copy of the page of observation, if any, made by the Passport Issuing Authority.
  • Self-attested copy of the ECR/ Non-ECR page.

Can you use abbreviated birth certificate for passport?

Your full birth or adoption certificate, which displays the details of your parents. You must use the full version, the short version you can get from the registrar will not be considered a valid supporting document by the passport office.

How can I prove US citizenship without birth certificate?

U.S. Citizenship at Birth
  1. Foreign-government or hospital-issued birth certificate.
  2. Parents' evidence of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. Passport)
  3. Parents' marriage certificate.
  4. A statement detailing their places and periods of residence both nationally and internationally before your birth.

Can I travel with a mistake on my passport?

Any error on your passport MUST be corrected otherwise your passport may not be considered valid to use for travel. If the error is a minor error (minor spelling error for example), then you may be able to still use that passport for travel and update it once you return.

What is the cost to change your name on your passport?

Determine your passport name change fee

With form DS-82 and form DS-11, you will need to pay $130 (or $190 total for expedited service). If your previous passport was issued less than one year ago and you filled out form DS-5504, you do not need to pay a fee for routine service. Expedited service for DS-5504 costs $60.

How long does it take to get a US passport?

Routine processing is 7 to 10 weeks and expedite processing (for an additional $60) is 4 to 6 weeks. Our processing times begin the day we receive your application at a passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply for a passport at a local acceptance facility.

Can I use my old passport after I am married?

Your old passport will be cancelled. Your new passport is 'post-dated' - you cannot use it before the ceremony. Some countries will not issue visas for post-dated passports - check with the country's embassy or consulate. You must send a 'passports for newly weds and civil partners' form with your documents.

How can I change my date of birth in passport?

To change the date/place of birth in the passport, you have to apply for a “Re–issue” of passport and get the specified change done in the personal particulars. To check the complete list of documents to be submitted along with the application form, please click on "Documents Advisor" link on Home page.