Global Entry has made international travel a million time easier, but if you’re changing your name after marriage you’ll need to change your name with Global Entry when you change your name on you U.S. passport. Here’s everything you need to know about changing your name as a newlywed with Global Entry, courtesy of the MissNowMrs name change experts!
File the DS-11 or DS-5504 to update your U.S. passport with your married name. If you’re curious about that process, we have a step-by-step passport name change guide to help you! When you receive your new passport in the mail it’s time to move on to Step 2.
Collect all of the necessary documents needed to change your name with Global Entry. This includes your new U.S. passport in your new married name, your old U.S. passport in your maiden name (it will be mailed back to you along with your new passport,) and your certified marriage certificate.
Head to a Global Entry Enrollment Center to update your name. *An appointment isn’t necessary, but it’s a good idea to call the center ahead of your arrival regarding your intention to change your name. Specifically ask what documents they require to update your name and passport in their system to avoid any confusion. Be prepared to pay a $25 fee if you choose to replace your Global Entry card.
When international travel is involved we always advice MissNowMrs clients to err on the side of caution. While it is possible to update your Global Entry before boarding a flight, if you have time try to go a week prior (or more) to your flight. This allows time to handle any issues that may arise, and helps you avoid missing your intended flight. If you have more questions about name change don’t hesitate to head over to the MissNowMrs newlywed blog our read our name change + travel article in Travel & Leisure.