Passport will expire very soon, will I be able to use my existing passport number?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  I am a newlywed. I already went about changing my name with social security. My Passport will expire very soon and I will need a passport renewal as soon as possible. With my new name, I am planning a trip to Europe in the spring. Will I be able to use my existing passport number that has my maiden name although I will be getting a new passport soon?

Answer:  Being that your new passport will have a new number and new name on it, it will be best to wait until you know that your renewal application is in process before you buy the tickets for Europe. TSA at the airports will require the ticket and passport information to match exactly alike.

If your name on your passport and the ticket do not match, you will face issues when boarding your flight. If you do not run into difficulties en route to your destination, you may face issues returning from your destination.

You can use expedite services if you plan on traveling sooner at any regional office. The nearest regional offices can be found at this link. Expedite service will cost an extra. Nevertheless, you will get a passport in as little as 24 hours.