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Details in passports are fixed at the time of issue for the life time of that document.
Any parental details included in a passport at issue may not reflect subsequent changes in parental responsibility and so could not be relied upon from a safeguarding context by either border staff or other public sector agencies.
The passport is a travel document and its purpose is to confirm identity and nationality for the purposes of travel rather than relationship status.
We therefore have no plans to include parents' surnames in child passports.