I propose to take Questions Nos. 35 and 36 together.
The Passports Act 2008 provides the basis on which the name should appear on a passport. In general terms the name in which a passport may issue shall be in the name of the applicant as it appears in the relevant certificate of birth. The Passports Act makes further provision to have a change in surname on the passport after getting married. This name change is accommodated on submission of a passport application accompanied by a certificate of marriage or civil partnership from the appropriate civil registration authorities. The Passport Service does not distinguish between the country of origin of the civil registration certificate for name change purposes.
The Passports Act also provides the legal basis for name changes on passports by deed poll. Evidence to the satisfaction of the Passport Service which proves use of the new name for a period of two years is required for a passport to issue in a new name without any observation as to the name previously used.