You may be eligible to use form DS-5504 if you need to:
- change or correct your passport
- change your name
- or you need to replace a passport that was limited to less than 10 years validity (limited validity passport).
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 at no charge if the passport is still valid.
- Complete Form DS-5504.
- Submit form by mail with your passport, one color photo, and evidence of the error (e.g. your U.S. birth certificate showing the correct spelling of your last name).
- You will not have to submit any fees.
|Reported within one year of issue date||The new passport will be valid for 10 years from the date it is issued.|
|Reported after one year of issue date||
The new passport will be valid until the expiration of the original, incorrect passport.
You want to change the name on your current passport due to marriage, divorce.
|If ...||Then submit..|
|You are requesting the change less than one year after your passport was issued||
If issued less than two years ago:
Pending replacement of your naturalization certificate
Ongoing change of sex marker
If issued less than one year ago:
Your limited passport was issued outside the United States in an emergency.