Do you need to correct or update your U.S. passport due to a name change, data error, or printing error? Pick the topic below to learn how.
The process to change your name on your passport varies depending on your situation. Please see the chart below to find the process that applies to you.
|You are requesting the change less than one year after your passport was issued||
Submit the following by mail:
Please note: You will not have to submit any fees unless you request Expedited Service.
|You are requesting the change more than one year after your passport was issued||If you are eligible to use Form DS-82*, submit the following by mail:
If you are not eligible to use Form DS-82, submit the following in person at an acceptance facility or a passport agency (restrictions apply):
Please note: 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.
|You are already using a different name but cannot document the change with a court order, divorce decree, or marriage certificate|
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.
|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.|
Please see our Gender Designation Change page for information about how to apply for a new passport with your new gender.