Name Change and Data Amendment – Eligibility Requirements
This service is available to customers requesting a data amendment within 1 year of issuance of their U.S Passport, please call Legal Passport at (800) 238 6662 to Reserve Your Appointment in the Passport Agency.
For individuals currently holding a U.S. Passport who:
- have undergone a name change; or
- have a data error on their current U.S Passport; or
- have a printing error on their current U.S Passport; or
- have made changes to their sex or gender identity
I. Proof of Name Change
An original or certified name change document such as
- marriage certificate
- divorce decree
- court order
II. Proof of Identification
Either a current and valid driver’s license with photo, good for the past year, or a state I D with photo, good for at least one year, going backward, is required to prove your identity. Bring a photocopy of the front and back of your driver’s license or state identification to the Acceptance Agent office. If you have neither, you will have to resort to Supplemental Identification, and you can view the list of supplemental IDs.
IV. DS-5504 Form – Name Change, Data Amendments, Errors
The applicant must complete a DS-5504 form to request a name change, data amendment, or to report a data or printing error, and provide verifiable documentation supporting the requested or reported amendments.
V. Authorization Letter
Complete two (2) Letters of Authorization with original signatures.
IMPORTANT: The Letter of Authorization must be signed by the applicant and in black ink. One will go inside the Government envelope and the other in the FedEX shipping envelope. The courier company name is required by the government and should be written in pen on the blank line above where you sign your name at the bottom.
FOR CUSTOMERS WITH NO VERIFIABLE DOCUMENTS: VII. Completed DS-60 – Affadavit Regarding Change of a Name.
If your name change cannot be verified through a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order, you will be required to submit a DS-60 form. The DS-60 must be completed by two individuals who have known you by both names. You must also submit three certified or original public records that show you have used the new name for 5 years or more.
VI. Your most recent U.S Passport
- In good condition, not damaged or mutilated
VII. US Government Fees
A check or money order made out to the U.S Department of State for $60.
X. Call to Reserve a Courier, make Payment and receive Shipping Address
Call (800) 238-6662 to Reserve your Courier Appointment at the Passport Agency for your Application.
Payment To Legal Passport by credit/debit card only.
Please provide your credit card to reserve a courier time slot with the US Passport Agency – this is nonrefundable, the Passport Agency has limited reservations. Payment is required to secure your reservation. This will guarantee your reservation with the US Passport Agency and expedited service. Note: The US Passport Agency determines eligibility to receive a passport based on proof of citizenship and compliance with instructions provided.
How fast do you need your US Passport? 24 hours?
State Department and Government fees not included.