My husband and I are planning a 14 day trip to NZ within the next few months. We are planning on hiring a 2-berth motorhome.
My question relates to my passport. We have been married for just over 2 years and I haven't changed my passport name to be my married name. Turns out if I had done it within the first year of marriage they would have done it free of charge. Now, however, I have to go through the process all over again AND pay the full amount ($244!).
Information on the Australian Government site regarding passports states this:
"It is legal to travel in your previous name, but it is recommended in this case that your tickets are issued in the same name. "
Would people advise changing the name (and paying the fee :( ) or travelling with tickets in my maiden name, so it matches my passport?
My only concern would be my driver's licence (which is my married name)- Seeing as we will be driving a motorhome.
Would we be OK if we carried our original marriage certificate with us everywhere just in case?
Thanks, any help would be appreciated.