Name Change, Data correction and Limited Passport Book Replacement

Department of State regulations do not allow applicants to request passport amendments to make any changes to the biometric page of your passport (including name change due to marriage or other legal change, corrections to sex, date and/or place of birth).

If any of this information has changed or is incorrect, you must apply for a new 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 passport was issued? Will I be charged? See Instructions for & Submit…
Printing Error
(spelling error or incorrect date of birth)
Anytime during the validity of the passport No

Complete DS-5504 online and print

Bring your passport

Name Change One year or less from date of issue No

Complete DS-5504 online and print

One  Photo  (if required)

Bring your passport

Name Change
(legally documented)
More than one year from date of issue

Yes

Fee

Complete DS-82 online and print

One  photo

Bring your passport

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

Yes

Fee

Complete DS-11 online and print

One photo
+
Additional documents required by Form DS-11.

Replacement of a Limited Passport Less than one year No

Complete DS-5504 online and print

One  photo

Bring your passport

Replacement of a Limited Passport More than one year

Yes

Fee

Complete DS-82 online and print

One photo

Bring your passport

 

If you experience trouble with the Passport Application Wizard to fill out the online applications click below to download: