Monday, October 20, 2008

Note to Self: Passport

Just a little heads up for all of you that will change your name on your passport...

A few weeks ago I changed my name on my passport and had to get it expedited. When I applied I had to send in my official marriage license and birth certificate. I was worried about sending in original copies, but because I am leaving for a trip in early November I didn't want to slow down the process by sending in a copy, just in case they didn't accept it. So I went for the 14 day expedite, it arrived no more than four days later (which I was so happy about). But to my horror, they only sent the passport and not my marriage license or b.c. which I became very paranoid about! But then I read that they send the documents separate from your passport, and about a week later I received them both, thankfully! I was a bit nervous as you can imagine. If you only have one marriage license and birth certificate, prior to applying for your new passport I would apply for official copies to ease your mind and send in those. Luckily, everything worked out for me, but it wasn't fun to worry throughout the week about possibly not getting them back!!!! Just thought I would share my little experience with you all.

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