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(may be in the wrong forum, but I need help with this question)

If I got a passport before married, then had it amended to show my name on the inside page after being married, but then got divorced... do I need to have it amended again?

Passport has maiden name on front, married name inside on amendment statement.

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(may be in the wrong forum, but I need help with this question)

If I got a passport before married, then had it amended to show my name on the inside page after being married, but then got divorced... do I need to have it amended again?

Passport has maiden name on front, married name inside on amendment statement.
When does it expire? If it expires soon, you could just get another one.

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When does it expire? If it expires soon, you could just get another one.
It expires next year... but I am traveling too soon to really mess with getting another one.

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I can't get anyone on the dang phone to answer this question... you know how it is. Im searching the interwebz for valid confirmation on this thing.

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IF I understand what I read correctly, if you've gone back to using your maiden name, then you need an update to the Passport.

That said, My travel experience tells me that they only know what you tell them. Book the travel in the same name as the passport. Use the Passport as the ID at the airport. Use the name on the passport for all forms for customs/immigration, etc. They will never know the difference. Just all names need to match. lol

Al long as there is no fraud, deception, etc. I don't think its a crime in this case.

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IF I understand what I read correctly, if you've gone back to using your maiden name, then you need an update to the Passport.

That said, My travel experience tells me that they only know what you tell them. Book the travel in the same name as the passport. Use the Passport as the ID at the airport. Use the name on the passport for all forms for customs/immigration, etc. They will never know the difference. Just all names need to match. lol

Al long as there is no fraud, deception, etc. I don't think its a crime in this case.
Personally I wouldn't try to do tricky stuff at the airport. I try to avoid cavity searches as much as possible.

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IF I understand what I read correctly, if you've gone back to using your maiden name, then you need an update to the Passport.

That said, My travel experience tells me that they only know what you tell them. Book the travel in the same name as the passport. Use the Passport as the ID at the airport. Use the name on the passport for all forms for customs/immigration, etc. They will never know the difference. Just all names need to match. lol

Al long as there is no fraud, deception, etc. I don't think its a crime in this case.
He has a very good point. You should book the tickets under the name that's on your passport. If you went back to using your maiden name you know it takes a while to change all the documents. I don't think anyone would nail you for fraud for booking your trip under your married name. It really isn't that big of a deal.

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I just dont want to be standing at the airport in another country and be told I cant come home.

Yea, it has my maiden name on the front. I use my maiden name. My married name is the amended name.

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Personally I wouldn't try to do tricky stuff at the airport. I try to avoid cavity searches as much as possible.
Yea, I need a real answer. This isnt like hiding behind the Jewel dumpster on your bike to avoid a speeding ticket.

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You probably have to legally change your name back 1st and then apply to change your passport. It's best to just assume you have to do it this way and then schedule an appointment to change your passport. Scheduling works well enough. We did that for my daughter when we flew to Mexico with the family and needed one at the last minute.

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Yes, you need to have it amended again. Why don't you just get re-married? It'll probably be easier than dealing with the passport agency. lol.

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Yes, you need to have it amended again. Why don't you just get re-married? It'll probably be easier than dealing with the passport agency. lol.

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I would not fuck around, guess, hope and wonder if it’s going to be OK. You get yourself over in a foreign country and if they find a discrepancy with any of your legal documents you are in BIG trouble. Trust me on this one. If you have any doubt in your mind that your documents are not correct you need to take care of it. Make sure your state ID, Drivers License and Passport all have the same “MATCHING” information before you leave the country these days. Even to Canada. Foreign countries do not mess around. We had a guy from my company get detained in Africa for 5 days. It was not pretty. I was almost detained in Canada briefly the last time I went there because I didn’t have a proper scope of work document.

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i GOT NEW PASSPOSTS LAST YEAR FOR THE WIFE AND KID, IT WAS ONLY A 1 WEEK TURN AROUND.

Get the app on line, complete it, go to a post office that does photos, and be done with it.

Hope you have mor ethan a week to go before you travel,or did you just procasternate for a while?

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If at all possible, get it amended or replaced before you leave. It depends on where you are going, to some degree. If you're going to a country that sees lots of Americans, then you could probably get away with it, especially if the original name in your passport matches an additional form of ID, such as a driver's license. However, if you are going to a country that sees less foreign visitation, you should have all your ducks in a row. I almost got stranded in Kiev for a day because my hair was a different length in person than it was in my passport photo, which was a few years old. They'd certainly have some fun with a possible legal name discrepancy. Harass whoever you need to, pay whatever rush fees are necessary, I'd get it fixed first, just my 2cents. Have fun!
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Yes, you need to have it amended again. Why don't you just get re-married? It'll probably be easier than dealing with the passport agency. lol.

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This was going to be my advice as well. Just go to a courthouse and get it done. You don't even have to tell anyone.

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For TSA part, just take a few extra pieces of ID and you will be fine. Condsidering it has your maiden name, I really dont see a prob with that. However, I do not know customs policies.

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