Passports

How many of you have passports? Is the process painful? We have decided to start the process now for our honeymoon. I wont have anything with my married name since we will leavse the day after our wedding so do I just use my ID as I do now?
Posted on November 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm
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 Form filling, photos taken - all very painless xx

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm
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Apply for it in your current name and make sure have all the reservations in your current name as well ie: plane tickets or if your going on a cruise your cruise reservations as well.
Posted on November 24, 2013 at 1:39 am
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the passport process is pretty easy.  use ur maiden name for now so that there wont be any issues.  and make sure u file for it plenty of time before your travel

 

My first passport was a disaster lol.  I got the passport card (tried to save money).  I told the post office where i was going and the person told me the card would be ok.  Fast forward several months later when i was about to board the plane...they wouldnt let me board.  The airport told me that the card was not valid for my travel and that an actual passport was necessary.  Obviously i was at the ticket counter in tears begging them to let me board...it didnt work.  So my fatherinlaw stayed behind with me in the states and we took off into NYC to get a rush passport.  (My fatherinlaw ended up leaving his computer at the airport in the midst of the chaos) .  It cost me so much more money to get a rush passport and another airline ticket...  The story is funny now to everyone they always joke with me and check which passport i am taking on vacation.  I learned not to be cheap after this lol.  and if anyone wants to know the passport card is only good for land travel: i.e. crossing into canada and mexico ( I believe cruises as well dont quote me) the actual passport is for air travel.

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 8:33 am
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 Yes everyting in your current name, your enam ewon't officially change until you're back and make your way though all that paper work (more painful than applying for a passport IMO). 

I stil travel in my maiden name when I leave the country, since I'm too cheap to get a new passport. I guess eventually I'll have to. but for now it stays. 

This site is great for letting you know what you'll need ahead of time. http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html

You need proff of citizenship:

You need one of the following for ID:

  •  Current, undamaged U.S. passport
  •  Recently issued Naturalization Certificate
  •  Valid Driver's License
  •  Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
  •  Current Military ID (military and dependents)

You need to bring in a photo (that you can take yourself or CVS/Walgreen etc will take them for a small fee). But make sure they meet the requirments, they're strict now. http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

 

GL!

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 8:26 am

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