Updating passport with married name
If you have dual citizenship (‘dual nationality’) and have a non-British passport, the name on your non-British passport must match the name and gender you want on your British passport.If it doesn’t, change the details on your non-British passport before you apply for a new British passport.As with all passport forms, it’s available on the State Department’s passport website.
If you are sending documents with your application they need to be originals, not copies.
Applicants can get on their merry way to foreign destinations more quickly if the application package is complete with all required documentation.
Passport applications requesting name changes typically require four to six weeks to process.
Requesting a passport name change from and State Department is a simple process.
To do a passport name change, you need to have several documents in place before applying.
You must get a countersignature if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport.