Passport Name Change, Corrections & Amendments

You are eligible to use form (DS-5504) if:

  • You can submit your most recent U.S. Passport
  • You had a change in your identity information or your identifying information was printed incorrectly
  • Your most recent U.S. Passport was limited in validity for one year or less and / or was issued abroad

To apply for a U.S. Passport Re-Application such as Amendment or Name Change please submit the following:

Instructions for passport name change or data correction:

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1 - Completed and Signed Online Application Form DS-5504

Please note that only the online DS-5504 application forms will be acceptable. Handwritten or typed-in forms cannot be submitted.

Please click here to go through the online process of creating your DS-5504 Application Form on the Department of State Website

Select the “Apply Online” for a Passport Book option on the left hand side, click on “Submit” and proceed with the application. On the page for “Passport Products and Fees”, choose the “expedited at agency” option. On the last page, click on the “Create Form” link on the bottom, open and print your application. Your signature and date are required.

If you are using our expediting service, please note:

You must send all documents and requirements to Ambassador Passport and Visa Services so that we can hand carry your application into the Passport Agency immediately. Your passport application will expire and not be considered valid within five days from the date of execution / sealing.


2 - U.S. Valid Passport

The passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago, and the bearer must have reached their 16th birthday before the passport issue date.

3 - Two Recent Passport Photographs

Please note: acceptable passport photos are:
• Photographs must be 2 x 2 inches in size, taken within the past 6 months.
• The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches.
• No glasses
• The photographs must be in color
• They must be full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background. • Photographs should be taken without a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
• Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons.
• Home made Digital photographs are not acceptable

4 - The Necessary Documentations Required for the Change

• If your name has changed you must submit a marriage certificate or court order showing the change of name.

• If there is a change or an error in the descriptive data in your recently issued passport you must submit the appropriate evidence showing the correct information (e.g. birth certificate or marriage certificate).

• All documents submitted for a name change or a data correction MUST bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents cannot be accepted.

5 - Authorization Letter Completed and Signed by the Applicant

Important note: You MUST select the first option (by checking the box on the left), in order for us to be able to process your application request.Not doing so will result in a delay in the processing of your passport application. After selecting the first option, it is also necessary to select one of the next two options.

Please print, complete, and sign (in blue ink only):

Click here for the Letter of Authorization

6 - Proof of the Departure Date from the USA is Required

Copy of itinerary or air tickets, or letter on employer’s stationery confirming immediate international travel is required.

Click here for a sample of the Business Letter for the Passport Office.

7 - Completed Ambassador Passport and Visa Services Cover Letter
8 - Fees

Please note, unless otherwise confirmed by an Ambassador Passport and Visa Agent, processing for a U.S. Passport begins the FIRST BUSINESS DAY AFTER all the documents and requirements are received by Ambassador Passport and Visa Services.

(1) Government Fee:

Passport Amendment$60.00

(2) Ambassador Passport and Visa Services Fees:

Regular Processing – 12 Business Days$210.00
Express Processing – 7 to 8 Business Days$250.00
Rush 48 Hour Processing (3 to 4 Business Days)$280.00
Ultra Rush 24 Hour Processing (2 Business Days)$390.00

For Same Day Processing, availability, and pricing, please contact an Ambassador Passport and Visa agent at 310-828-7878.

Note: There is a 5% charge for all government and consular fees paid by credit or debit cards.

(3) Federal Express Fees (Continental USA Only)

FedEx 2nd Business Day$35.00
FedEx Letter (Priority Overnight)$38.00
FedEx Letter (Saturday Delivery)$68.00
Alaskam Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI –
FedEx Priority Overnight Letter (No Saturday Delivery)
9 - Mailing Instructions

For 24 Hour Passport Services ONLY: Be sure to call us so we can determine which address you should ship to, our Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Colorado, or our Seattle Office. Also, 24 hour processing begins once we have received all of your documents as specified on this page, to the correct office location.

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