2. Marriage or civil partnership change
You can get a new passport in your new name either before or after the ceremony.
The name on your passport must match the one you use when you book your travel.
Get a new passport after the ceremony
Send your marriage or civil partnership certificate when you apply for a passport in your new name - this includes double-barrelled names.
Get a new passport before the ceremony
You can apply for a passport in your new name up to 3 months before your marriage or civil partnership ceremony.
Your old passport will be cancelled. Your new passport is ‘post-dated’ - you can’t use it before the ceremony.
Some countries won’t issue visas for post-dated passports - check with the country’s embassy or consulate.
You must send a ‘passports for newly weds and civil partners’ form with your application. It must be signed by the religious minister or registrar who will conduct the ceremony.