Correcting or Changing Information in Your US Passport

Correcting or Changing Information in Your US Passport


Use the chart below to determine how to correct, change or update information in your U.S. Passport.


What type of correction or change is needed?

How long since the US Passport was issued?

Will I be charged?

See Instructions for & Submit…

Send to…

Printing Error
(spelling error or incorrect date of birth)

Anytime, while the US Passport is valid.

No

Form DS-5504

Address shown on
Form DS-5504

Name Change

One year or less from date of issue

No, unless expedited service is requested.

Form DS-5504

Address shown on
Form DS-5504

Name Change
(If you are eligible to use Form DS-82)

More than one year from date of issue

Yes

Form DS-82

Address shown on Form DS-82

Name Change
(If you cannot legally document your name change)

Anytime

Yes

Form DS-82+
additional documents required by
Form DS-11.

You must apply in person at a local Acceptance Facility or a US Passport Agency.

Additional Visa Pages

Anytime, while the US Passport is valid.

No, unless expedited service is requested.

Form DS-4085

Address shown on Form
DS-4085

Replacement of a Limited US Passport

Anytime, if the limited US Passport is eligible for an extension.

Maybe

Form DS-5504
or
Form DS-82

Address shown on the form




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