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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. Here are the steps to take to make that happen.

If Your Passport is Less Than a Year Old

If your passport is less than one year old, you can get your name changed free of charge. 

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Name on US Passport Causes Joan Rivers to Miss Flight

One name is enough for most of us mortals, but celebrities often have two-their actual legal name and the name they perform under.  So, Tony Bennett is actually Anthony Benedetto, Marilyn Manson is actually Brian Warner and Joan Rivers is actually Joan Rosenberg, the last name of her late husband.

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How to Change the Name on Your Passport After Divorce

Divorce is almost always a stressful and time-consuming process.  It’s all too easy to overlook little things that don’t seem important now, like changing your name on your passport. However, if you are changing your name as a result of a divorce, it’s best to apply for passport services immediately so that you have an updated passport when you need it.

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New Rule Makes Getting a Passport Easier For Same-Sex Couples

A new change in the rules for getting a passport will make things easier for same-sex couples married in Massachusetts and other states that allow  same-sex  marriage. Under the new rules, same sex couples who change their names after marriage will be allowed to apply for a passport using their spouse’s last name if they choose to change their names after marriage.

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