Marriage Certificate – How to change passport details UK
In the United Kingdom, if you have changed your name legally then you must update your travel passport to reflect the changes. In fact, you must update your passport if you change any of the below:
- Your name
- Gender change
- Your appearance – in the event your appearance has changed (for example plastic surgery) and you may not be recognised when compared to your passport photo.
This article however is written for the purpose of updating your name change details after getting married to reflect a new surname.
When can you get a passport update?
Apply for passport change before the ceremony
The application can be made in your new name up to 3 months before your civil partnership ceremony or marriage ceremony. The UK government will issue you with a post-dated passport that you shall not use until after your ceremony takes place. This will allow you to go on the honeymoon without complications, having everything in order. Your old passport will be cancelled.
It is important to do your homework first. Some countries will not issue travel visas for post-dated passports. So check with the embassy or consulate before booking flights.
Apply for passport change with marriage certificate after the ceremony
After the civil partnership/marriage ceremony has taken place, you can use your marriage certificate to apply to renew or obtain a new passport. Complete the application form for a new passport. Once the application is complete, you attach your marriage certificate and send it all together.
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What form will I need to complete?
The religious minister or registrar who is conducting the ceremony shall sign off on the document your send to the Passport office. The document you need to complete is Passports for newlyweds and civil partners
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