Passport name change

Old Jun 5th 2016, 12:37 pm
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Howdy y'all, it's been a while!
So I'm a dual citizen now and I've just got married.
Found out that to change my name on my UK passport I have to apply for a renewal and pay the full fee.
Is it worth it seeing as I have a US passport? Anyone see any problems if I don't change my UK passport and just travel on my US passport?
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Old Jun 5th 2016, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by lisa67 View Post
Is it worth it seeing as I have a US passport?
No.


Anyone see any problems if I don't change my UK passport and just travel on my US passport?
No. There is no obligation to ever change the name on your passport.

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Originally Posted by lisa67 View Post
.... Anyone see any problems if I don't change my UK passport and just travel on my US passport? ....
As Ian said, you can use your passport without changing the name on it. You can, in due course, renew it in your maiden name, as Ian implied.

I let my British passport lapse a few years ago and only renewed it recently. While it felt a bit odd entering the UK as a USC visitor, it caused zero issues for me, and wasn't even commented on by the immigration officers.

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Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
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No. There is no obligation to ever change the name on your passport.

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Great, thanks :-)
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
As Ian said, you can use your passport without changing the name on it. You can, in due course, renew it in your maiden name, as Ian implied.

I let my British passport lapse a few years ago and only renewed it recently. While it felt a bit odd entering the UK as a USC visitor, it caused zero issues for me, and wasn't even commented on hy the immigration officers.
Great, thanks :-)
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Great, thanks :-)
One caveat, however - make sure any airline tickets match the name on the passport you actually use.

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Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
One caveat, however - make sure any airline tickets match the name on the passport you actually use.

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Good point. Considering you must use your US passport to exit and enter the US the tickets will have to then be in your married name.
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Another caveat - if you do intend to use your married name but don't wish to renew your British passport yet for cost purposes then you should start using your married name on your other identification (e.g. US passport) otherwise a passport examiner may question why you wish to change your name several years after your marriage when you do renew your British passport.
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