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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||
Please submit the following by mail:
Please note: You will not have to submit any fees unless you request Expedited Service. You must send Form DS-5504 and supporting documents via USPS. UPS, FedEx, DHL, and other companies cannot deliver to the PO Box addresses listed on Form DS-5504.
|You are requesting the change more than one year after your passport was issued||You may be eligible to renew your passport by mail using Form DS-82. If you are eligible to use Form DS-82*, please submit the following by mail:
If you are not eligible to renew your passport by mail using Form DS-82, you should apply in-person. Please submit the following:
|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.|