Changing your Name on a Passport

If you change your name, please bring the following:

  • The passport that needs the change.
  • You’ll need to bring legal documentation supporting any requested change. For example, your original marriage certificate showing your new spouse’s name or an original court order showing a legal name change. We cannot accept copies, and we reserve the right to request additional documentation.

How Long Does It Take?

Processing time is about seven to ten days after we receive your completed application and approve it. All passports are now printed in the United States and must be shipped to Moldova.  Because computers break, emergencies happen, and mail is sometimes delivered late, we suggest that you do not make any unchangeable travel plans until you have the new passport in hand.