Travel Tips and Passport Information

When Do You Need a New Passport Photo?

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Love it or hate it, you’re stuck with your passport photo for the next decade. But what happens if your appearance changes? Will you need a new passport photo?

In most cases, no, according to the State Department.  Rebecca Dodds, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, told CNN.com,

“As passports are valid for 10 years, the Department (of State) understands that applicants may undergo significant changes between the time the passport is initially issued and the time it is renewed.”

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How to Change the Name on a Passport

Just married? Newly divorced? Whatever the story behind your new name, you need to make sure that the change is reflected on your passport. To avoid travel disruptions, the name on your ticket and passport should match.

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