Originally Posted by tracicita
Hello! I moved from the USA to the UK in March and got married in April. I sent in my passport to the London Embassy to have my name changed to my new married last name.
I was wondering if anyone knows if my passport number will change when they change my name?
I am asking because I want to apply for my FLR(M) spouse visa online with an appointment for the premium expedited service at a public enquiry office, but I need my passport number on the application. I know what my old one was, but I don't know if it will change.
I am trying to apply quickly because the premium service appointments are already booked up for a month around the country, and I'd like to get one booked on the likelihood that my passport will be arriving back any day with my new name. Then I can get my Biometric Residence Permit and be eligible to work sooner. But I won't send in the application if the passport number will be different.
Thank you for any advice!
You'll want to wait on booking that appointment until your new passport with the new number
Mine was one number before the name change, and a completely different number after. Not the first time, actually-I changed my name on my passport in '99 after a divorce, and the number changed that time as well.