People decide to change their name legally for many various reasons, whether it's because they've changed their gender, because they've got married or maybe it's because they have decided to go from one name to another, regardless your reasons behind your name change it is important to remember to renew your passport before making any travel arrangements.
If your reason is due to a recent marriage or civil partnership remember you do not have to change your name.
It takes six weeks to process passport applications.
We strongly advise you not to book any travel until you have your new passport The express service takes up to eight working days and costs an extra £38.50.
• A new birth or adoption certificate showing your acquired gender.
• A letter from your doctor or medical consultant confirming your change of gender is likely to be permanent.
If your Passport's expired, you need to renew it before you can travel.
You can renew your Passport at any time, however the time left on your old Passport will not be added to your new one.
If you recently made the final step in your journey by changing your gender it is very important that you renew your passport as legally your personal information will no longer be as it was on your old passport and therefore that passport becomes invalid.
When you apply for you new passport you will need to supply one of the following: • A Gender Recognition Certificate.
While thousands of people forget get to renew their passports for various reasons and end up losing out on holidays or travel plans, thousands of people renew their passport when there is absolutely no need to.