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Hi Ya'll,

I know this question has been asked probably a million times, but here it goes :P

I'm traveling domestic to a U.S State by plane, going to be Crossing to Canada by land. Then on the way back, crossing by land to the U.S and taking a domestic flight home.

Which do I use to book my plane ticket? Maiden name on passport or married name on Green card?

When crossing do i show my Canadian passport entering Canada? and when entering U.S do I use my green card? or do i just use what i booked my plane ticket with?

Also would like to know:

I'm thinking on renewing my passport while i'm down in Canada to my married name...Will I still be able to use my passport to travel back to the U.S with my maiden name still on it? Would it still be valid to use? or even for traveling by plane with my maiden name on my plane tickets? (Expecally if they issue me a new passport with my married name before leaving).

Thanks much, i'll appreciate the replies!!


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When you apply for a new passport they take your old passport. Doubt you can use it because they make the old passport void.

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since you are taking a domestic flight, you can use your state driver's license as ID, so you can use whichever name is on that to book your plane ticket. i did that on a trip to hawaii recently and it was fine.

at the border INTO canada (via land), you just need to show them your passport....they'll just welcome you home. at the border INTO the US (via land), you can show them your greencard + passport (they always ask for passport).

you should take your passport, greencard, driver's license, and a copy of your marriage certificate (in case on the way back there is a name discrepancy between any of the 3!). you'll also need your marriage certificate for passport canada anyways, if you are renewing in married name while you're up there. also, don't forget to fill out the full passport application (the renewal one won't do if you're changing to last name), and passport photos for canadian passports are easiest to get done in canada (6 dollars or so at costco).

good luck!!

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since you are taking a domestic flight, you can use your state driver's license as ID, so you can use whichever name is on that to book your plane ticket. i did that on a trip to hawaii recently and it was fine.

at the border INTO canada (via land), you just need to show them your passport....they'll just welcome you home. at the border INTO the US (via land), you can show them your greencard + passport (they always ask for passport).

you should take your passport, greencard, driver's license, and a copy of your marriage certificate (in case on the way back there is a name discrepancy between any of the 3!). you'll also need your marriage certificate for passport canada anyways, if you are renewing in married name while you're up there. also, don't forget to fill out the full passport application (the renewal one won't do if you're changing to last name), and passport photos for canadian passports are easiest to get done in canada (6 dollars or so at costco).

good luck!!

I don't have a state drivers license, but I do have a State id card with my picture on it..Would that be fine to use at the airport? I guess the Green Card would be fine to use at the airport too then. Thanks for the passport info :)


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I brought along a photocopy of my wedding certificate when my maiden name was still on my drivers license. That seemed to work perfectly fine.


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This one seems to confuse most people. For travelling the name MUST match the name on the government issued ID being used for travel or another document might be needed to prove a valid name change--i.e. marriage certificate.

For domestic flights you can use any US issued ID for your travel documents and the name on the ticket must match the ID being used--State DL, State ID, GC, or foreign passport.

For international travel it is a bit more complicated as you must us an official passport of the country you are a citizen of--your foreign passport which most likely is in maiden name. So the airline ticket must match this document. For return to the US you will show your GC to show proof that you are allowed back into the US. If it is in your married name a copy of the marriage certificate will help the CBP person make the connection that you are one and the same person. The GC is only for entering the US.

Good luck.

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