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go to www.passport.gov.uk
New passports cost �51.....you could just say you've lost yours....make a note of the passport number and insert this in section2 or 3 i think (itll tell you in the leaflet that comes with the form). Having the number of this passport usually speeds up the process. Then you'll have a brand spanking new 10 year passport.
Im sure though that you'd be able to have a new 10 year passport when you simply amend your name.
Do you urgently need to get it changed though? One of my friends had about 18 months left on her passport and didnt want to amend the name for cost reasons (like yourself) so basically whenever she booked a hoilday she always booked under her maiden name. Obviously it cant be used for other ID purposes then but to travel on she had no probs as basically the airlines just check that the ticket name matches the passport name
Effectively, you're being issued with a new passport which is why the charge of �51 is the same as that charged for new applicants.
as i said previously Julie.....do you really need to get it done? Its not a problem travelling with your maiden name......if you are hoping for extra benefits or upgrades (if its a honeymoon/anniversary etc) you can still travel as your maiden name but take your wedding certificate with you as this is acceptable. Just be sure your ticket matches your passport.