My name has changed since my passport was issued. How to I go about getting my new name on my current passport?

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If you are requesting the change less than one year after your passport was issued:

You must submit the following
  • Form DS-5504
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • Your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order
  • One color passport photo
  • NO US Government Fee unless you are requesting expedited service ($60 Government Fee)
  • If you are requesting the change more than one year after your passport was issued:
  • Form DS-82 (you must qualify to be able to use this form--this would be considered a Passport Renewal)
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • Your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order
  • One color passport photo
  • Adult Renewal Applicant fees or Child Applicant fees depending on your age

If you are not eligible to renew your passport  using Form DS-82, you need to apply in person at a Regional Passport Agency or a designated US Post Office or County Clerk. For a list of designated Passport Acceptance Facilities, please click here.

 Please submit the following:

  • Form DS-11
  • Your evidence of U.S. citizenship and photocopy of that evidence
  • Your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order (no photocopies or notarized copies)
  • Valid ID and photocopy of that ID
  • One color passport photo
  • Adult First-Time Applicant fees or Child Applicant fees, depending on your age

If you are already using a different name but cannot document the change with a court order, divorce decree, or marriage certificate:

You need to apply in person at a Regional Passport Agency or a designated US Post Office or County Clerk. For a list of designated Passport Acceptance Facilities, please click here.

  • Form DS-11
  • Your evidence of U.S. citizenship
  • Valid ID issued in the name you are currently using and photocopy of that ID
  • One color passport photo
  • Adult First-Time Applicant fees or Child Applicant fees, depending on your age

Please note: you may need to submit Form DS-60: Affadavit Regarding a Change of Name when the name you use is significantly different than the name on your evidence of U.S. citizenship, or your new name cannot 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 original public records that show you have used the new name for 5 years or more.

You do not need to submit proof of the name change if your name has changed due to marriage AND you present an ID issued in your new name. You must include the details of the marriage in the appropriate section on Form DS-11.

Please visit www.peninsulavisa.com for more information and links to the US Dept of State online Passport Application system. This state-of-the-art system will automatically generate the correct passport application based upon your data entry.

With over 45 years experience, Peninsula Passport and Visa is a privately owned registered accredited Passport and Visa Agency with the United States Dept of State. We can assist in expediting a US Passport request from 2 to 10 business days depending upon your urgency. Proof of travel is required.

 

 

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