Replace Passport

If your passport has been damaged or mutilated, you must follow next steps:

Adults (age 16 and older)

  1. Make ACS appointment;
  2. Complete DS-11 form online and bring it for the interview;
  3. Bring your damaged/mutilated U.S. Passport;
  4. Bring proof of U.S. citizenship (original and a copy): U.S. Birth Certificate or CRBA;
  5. Bring parent’s poof of identity (original and a copy of front page): valid, government issued ID, e.g. foreign passport or driver’s license, ID card);
  6. Bring one photo;
  7. Pay the appropriate passport services fee.

Children under 16

The presence of the child is required together with both parents to renew passport for an applicant under 16.  If one parent is unable to attend, he/she can give a Statement of Consent.  If your child was under 5 at the time their last passport was issued, present 1-2 photographs per year from when that passport was issued to present, to show how their appearance has changed (family or informal photographs are acceptable).

 

Change Your Name

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.

If you are requesting the change less than one year after your passport was issued, you should:

  • Make ACS appointment;
  • Complete DS-5504 Form online and bring it for the interview;
  • Bring your current U.S. Passport (original and a copy of front page);
  • Submit your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order (no photocopies or notarized copies);
  • Bring one passport photo;
  • Please note: You will not have to submit any fees.

If you are requesting the change more than one year after your passport was issued, you should:

  • Make ACS appointment;
  • Complete DS-82 Form online and bring it for the interview;
  • Bring your current U.S. Passport (original and photocopy of front page);
  • Submit your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order (no photocopies or notarized copies);
  • Bring one passport photo;
  • Pay the appropriate passport services fee.

Correct a Data or Printing Error

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.

  • Make ACS appointment;
  • Complete DS-5504 Form online and bring it for the interview;
  • Bring your current U.S. Passport (original and a copy of front page);
  • Submit documentation showing that the information in the passport is incorrect (e.g. original birth certificate, marriage certificate, government-issued ID)
  • Bring one passport photo;
  • Please note:
    • if Reported within one year of issue date, then The new passport will be valid for 10 years from the date it is issued.
    • if Reported after one year of issue date,  then The new passport will be valid until the expiration of the original, incorrect passport.

All foreign documents must be accompanied by an English translation.