A passport issued with a data error (e.g., name, sex, or place of birth) or printing error (e.g., data is missing on the biographical page, discoloration, crooked printing, etc.) can be corrected if the passport is still valid.
How do I go about getting it fixed?
Before you can go about getting it fixed, you need to understand the various options available.
- If the data correction is submitted within one year of the passport being issued, a new 10 year passport will be issued. In the event the data error is due to name, sex, or place of birth, an original or certified copy of the required document (e.g., birth certificate, marriage certificate, or court ordered name change) must be provided to support the claim of a data error.
- If the data correction is submitted past the first year of the passport being issued, the applicant has two options for correcting the passport:
In the event the information on the data page is incorrect there are a couple of ways to resolve the issue.
When completing the online passport application, you will select data not printed correctly. By selecting this option, a DS-5504 form will be generated