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Passport in maiden name / Covid passport in married name

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TurquoiseKiss · 17/08/2021 11:42

Has anyone else had this issue? My passport is still in my maiden name - I travelled a lot for work pre-pandemic so there was never an ideal time to send it for renewal.

I have however changed my name on my drivers licence/GP surgery + NHS records etc. We travel in 4 weeks time from UK to an EU country, downloaded my Covid passport yesterday - above the QR code is my full (married) name.

If I brought my original marriage cert and my driving licence would this suffice? Or best to contact the airline to ask in advance? Do they just want a QR code that scans to confirm 2 jabs or are they hot on passport matching name on NHS app?

  • Kicking myself I didn't just do passport name change/renewal during lockdown - 🙄
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Pissinthepottyplease · 17/08/2021 12:14

There have been posts on this before. You need to change back to your maiden name at the GP.

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Wigglegiggle0520 · 17/08/2021 12:25

OP so glad you posted this I hadn’t even considered it.

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Carrotcakeforbreakfast · 17/08/2021 15:31

This happened to me too
I had to change my name at the gp.

Had to get deed poll too.
Was all fine in the end.

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TurquoiseKiss · 17/08/2021 19:33

Thanks everyone for responding. I will contact my GP surgery.

I don't use Twitter myself but searched these words on there a few hours ago and the airline I'm flying with has Tweeted/responded to others asking the same question to say bring a copy of your marriage cert and they will accept the different name. I've taken a screen grab as evidence! But I'll do the GP thing, at least then there won't be any doubt.

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