Unexpired visas in your old passport may become invalid if you change your name.
Check with the embassy or consulate of the country that issued the visa.
The name in your passport must match the name on your birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate or your most recently issued Australian passport (provided this was issued after 20 August 1986 with at least two years validity), unless you have changed that name through an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) or the Department of Home Affairs.
You must show proof of any new name(s), including spelling changes, when you apply for a new passport.
If you have dual citizenship (‘dual nationality’) and have a non-British passport, the name on your non-British passport must match the name and gender you want on your British passport.
Additionally, divorced women sometimes plan to go back to using their maiden name.You must get a countersignature if your appearance has changed and you can’t be recognised from your existing passport.You don’t need a countersignature if you’re changing your name or adding a title.If you were born and live overseas and can demonstrate that you do not meet Australian RBDM residency requirements to register a name change, you may use the name in a foreign name change, marriage or registered relationship certificate*, provided this was issued after you obtained Australian citizenship, and has been properly legalised or apostilled by the issuing government. An applicant must complete form DS 5504 found on the U. A passport name change when an individual's current passport was issued more than one year ago starts by completing form DS 82.Apply using the online service or get a paper form from a Post Office that offers the Check and Send service.