Name Changes Adult Passport Eligibility Requirements
For individuals currently holding a U.S. Passport who:
- have undergone a name change; or
- have made changes to their sex or gender identity
- have valid 10 year Passport issue within the last year
I. Proof of Name Change
An original or certified name change document such as
- marriage certificate
- divorce decree
- court order
II. Proof of Identification
A current and valid driver’s license with a photo, good for the past year, or a state ID 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.
III. Photo Requirements
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
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.
VII. Your most recent U.S Passport
In good condition, not damaged or mutilated
VIII. US Government Fees
A Bank Cashier’s Check or Money Order. made out to the U.S Department of State for $60
VIIII. Call to Reserve a Courier, make Payment and receive the 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 the instructions provided.
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State Department and Government fees are not included.
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