Passport - Name Change

Requirements to Expedite Name Changes on Valid Passport

IF
THEN


Your passport
was issued
LESS
than 1 year ago

AND


Your name has been
Legally Changed

due to
Marriage
or
Court Order


You must mail:
check box
Your current, valid U.S. Passport
check box Completed Form DS-5504
Application for a U.S. Passport: Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement
check boxA complete and unaltered photocopy of your marriage certificate or your name change court decree
check boxTwo recent, color Photographs (if required)
check boxApplicable fee $60.00 for expedited service fee
 
Click here to complete
Form DS-5504.external link

NOTE: There is no fee for this service unless you require Expedited Service

IF
THEN


Your passport
was issued
MORE
than 1 year ago

AND


Your name has been
Legally Changed

due to
Marriage
or
Court Order

You must submit :
check box
Your current, valid U.S. Passport
check boxCompleted Form DS-82
Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail
check boxApplicable Fee $170.00
check boxA complete and unaltered photocopy of your marriage certificate or your name change court decree
check boxTwo recent, color Photographs

Click here to go to the Department of State Passport Wizard external link to complete form DS 82.



You must submit the following documents:


1 ) YOUR MOST RECENT VALID U.S. PASSPORT TO BE REPLACED.

2 ) You must include your Marriage, Divorce, or Adoption papers that clearly show the name of the county and the dates that your name was officially changed.

3 ) If your name has changed more than once, you must construct a letter showing the chronological order that your name changed including the dates.

4 ) New Photos. Since the passport agency will be issuing a new passport, two recent passport photos will be required to be submitted with the application.

5 ) A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, Payable to U.S. Department of State for $60.00 for DS 5504 or $170.00 for DS 82. *As of 07-13-10 The U.S. State Department is requesting a $60.00 Expedite fee for any person requesting expedited services. Any one requesting Rush services (services obtained within 7 to 10 business days) must show proof of departure.

6 ) PROOF OF DEPARTURE
This can be in the form of copy of the international leg of the airline ticket, paid/confirmed itinerary or company letter from the employer or prospective employer on company letterhead. (2 copies are needed - 1 inside of the package and 1 outside of the package)

Tourist : Photo copy of the international portion of the airline ticket or Itinerary, which is marked paid or confirmed, showing the departure from the country within 10 business days.
Business : A letter from the employer on company letterhead, signed by someone in a management position (other than yourself).

7) AUTHORIZATION LETTER
Letter giving A RUSH Passport & Visa Services™ permission to process your application and pickup the completed passport. This letter allows A Rush Passport & Visa Services™ to become your agent and discuss the status of your application. Click here to download A Rush Passport & Visa Services™ Letter of Authorization. (pdf format)