We’re all about anything name-change and name-change related at MissNowMrs…and after helping over 360,000 Misses transitions to Mrs we’re name change experts. Sure we know endless facts and minutiae about the in’s and out’s of the name-change form completion and filing in all 50 states and Canada, but we also know a great deal of information about how to handle life and travel as you change your name after marriage.
Travel+Leisure recently asked our founder, Danielle Tate, to share some of her wisdom with newlywed women on the go. She provided 7 tips for name change while you travel. The first four are:
Tips to Traveling During Your Name Change:
1.) Book your honeymoon travel in your maiden name. It will take two weeks for your marriage certificate to be issued after your wedding, so you will be traveling with identification in your married name.
2.) The TSA will not accept a marriage certificate as a form of identification. So, bring your driver’s license or passport when you fly.
3.) Most airlines will not update a name on a ticket, and will charge full fare for a new ticket in a different name. If you are concerned that your spouse will make a mistake with your name and travel plans, opt for travel insurance.
4.) If you filed for a new passport in your maiden name to travel for your honeymoon, you have 12 months from your wedding date to file for a free passport in your new name! Think of it as a wedding gift from the State Department.
For the rest of Danielle’s tips please check out the full article at Travel+Leisure here. Happy name-changing and traveling ladies!