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Halbwahrheiten Wed 08-Jun-11 21:35:17

I haven't renewed my passport since I have been married, because I haven't needed it.
I am planning on travelling abroad in august and am faced with the task of trying to figure out how to go about this.
My passport is still within date, but it is in my maiden name. It is a German passport. To get a new one I would have to travel to london (4-5 hours, I have two kids under 2) with about 2 million bits of paperwork. I have to admit that I have been a slacker and haven't even let the german embassy know that I got married, so I have to fill in paperwork for that as well. it all sounds so very complicated on the embassy website.
I qualified for a british passport even before I got married, but never quite understood the naturalisation procedure, and also didn't have the 800-odd pounds spare the application seems to cost.

Alternatively, if I could get to germany I could apply for a new passport in my married name in person and the whole thing would be a lot simpler.

Is it at all possible/legal to travel with my current passport, maybe if the tickets are booked in my maiden name? it's all so complicated and confusing.

bran Wed 08-Jun-11 21:45:29

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Halbwahrheiten Wed 08-Jun-11 21:50:29

I just feel a bit naughty. I should have let them know that I got married, amongst other things.

well, that makes life a lot easier, I think it's still valid for about five years. and I think I just remembered where I last saw my marriage certificate grin

one day I will find the money somewhere and get a UK passport, I think, considering I am probably going to be spending the rest of my life here.

GnomeDePlume Wed 08-Jun-11 21:59:48

I have also had no problem travelling in my maiden name so long as name on ticket matched name on passport.

bran Wed 08-Jun-11 22:04:20

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