This week I have been working on updating my passport. You see I just renewed my passport in April of 2009. I was so excited to just fill out a silly form and be done....NO NO NO! Well after my research last night I was heartbroken. Okay maybe not heartbroken, more annoyed than anything.
In case you are a newlywed who needs to ONLY change your LAST NAME....please read this! If you just got your passport and it is less than 1 year old....RUN RUNNN RUNNNNNN to the post office now and renew that sucker. Why? Well if you don't do within a year of it being issued to you, you are SCREWED!
Go ahead look at my picture up top and just note...SCREWED! Mine is 2 years old so now I am LUCKY enough to get to pay the RENEWAL fee for wanting to change my last name. Here is how SCREWED I am :
- renewal fee for passport $111.00
- fee for a new picture (gosh knows my 2 year old one wont work) $10.00
- fees for sending all of this certified mail.....RIDICULES
Please I beg you, even if you never plan on using that pass port in the next year....go get it fixed while it is FREE. Just a little helpful hint to all you newlyweds. Sadly I'll be handing my next pay check over to the passport agency! BLAH!