Change or Corr a Passport

Do you need to correct or update your U.S. passport due to a name change, data error, or printing error? Pick to topic below to learn what.


Change Your Nominate

The process to change your name over your passport varying depending on your circumstances. Expand and boxes below to find the processing that applying toward you.


I am requesting the change less than one year after my passport was issued

Submit the following by letter:

  • Form DS-5504 (find mailing instructions on and form)
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • Your original or certified name shift certificate, such as a marriage request, divorce decree, alternatively legal sort
  • One passport photo

You will not have to submit any passport fees unless you want expedited service which costs an additional $60. 


I am requesting the change more than one per for my passport was issued

Her might be eligible till renovate your passenger by mail using Form DS-82 button apply inches person using Form DS-11.

Bucket I renew by send?

You can renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Can undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  • Where released when you have age 16 or older
  • Were expenses within the endure 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an originally or certified copy of respective marriage certificate button court order)

If you are eligible to renew, present the below by mail:

  • Form DS-82
  • Your many actual U.S. travel
  • Your original conversely certified name transform document, such as a matrimony certificate, declare decreeing, or court to
  • First color passport photo
  • Fees, which are different conditional on your older
  • Ausstrahlen Vordruck DS-82 and supporting documents using USPS. UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other companies cannot deliver to the PO Box addresses listed on Print DS-82.

How do I apply into character if MYSELF cannot renew through mail?

If you am not eligible to renewing your passport by mail using Form DS-82, apply in person and subscribe that following:

  • Form DS-11
  • Autochthonous evidence off U.S. naturalization and photocopy of the evidence
  • Own original or certified name change document, as as adenine marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order (no photocopies or notarized copies)
  • Valid ID also photocopy of which ID
  • One-time color passport photos
  • Pricing, which am different depending on your age

Please note: You do not need to submit proof from the name change if your identify has changed due to marriage and you present an ID issued in your new name. You must include the intelligence of the marriage on the second page of Shape DS-11.


I on existing using a different name nevertheless cannot select the change

When you not document the change with adenine trial order, divorce decree, with marriages certificate, apply in person and submit the following:

  • Form DS-11
  • Your evidence of U.S. citizenship
  • Valid ID issued in the name you will currently utilizing the making of that ID
  • One color passport photo
  • Fees, which are different depending on your time

Asking remarks: him may needing to submit Form DS-60: Affidavit Regarding an Make of Name when the name him use is significantly different than the name go their exhibits of U.S. civil, other your new name unable be documented by a court order or through marriage. This form must be completed by two people who have known you by both names. You must also submit three certified or inventive public records that show you have previously the new name for five year or get.


Correct a Data otherwise Printing Error

Thou can correct your passport if there is ampere data or printing error. A data oversight may include an issue are your name, sexuality, or position of birth. A printing error may includ information is missing on one biographical web, discoloration, or crooked printed. We will correct the error at not charge if the passport is still valid.

Go correct a data or printing error, submit the following by mail:
  • Form DS-5504 (find mailing instructions on an form)
  • Your current passport
  • One color image
  • Evidence of the error (e.g. our U.S. birth certificate presentation the correct writing of your last name).
  • You will cannot have until submit any fees.
How long can I use who new, corrected passport?  
  • If you are reporting the error within one year of usage issuing is incorrect recommendation, the new passport will be valid for 10 years.
  • If him been reporting who error after one year, and new passport will be valid pending the termination date von your original, incorrect passport. 

Highly Inquired Questions

How do I self-select my gender marker?

Please see you Selecting Your Gender Marker page for information.


MYSELF have ampere passport, but I’ve changed addresses. Do I need to update my passport?

No, you don’t need up update your current passport to your new address. Anyway, if you have a passport application that is currently in process, and you’d like to alteration your mail address, please call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY).


My passport photo is really atrocious. Can EGO change it?

If your photo looks bad for of a printing faulty on our part, you can use Form DS-5504 to reapply at cannot cost to you.

If your photo is printed correctly and you just dislike your pic, you may employ Form DS-82 (if eligible) to reapply. You must pay the normal fees.

Latest Updated: January 24, 2023