Apply for U.S. passport name change if:
Fill out the following documents to change the name on your passport
Name change (Amendment) order form
Complete our order form indicating turnaround time for passport name change (amendment) service
Fill out new passport application form online. Click on "Continue" under "Apply for a Passport Book" column, complete all required fields and print out the application. Do not sign the application form. The original form must be signed in front of the Acceptance Agent. To find the nearest Acceptance Agent, use U.S. Department of State Acceptance Agent Locator . The DS-11 form must be completed online, applications without a barcode will be delayed.
Two (2) passport photos
Photos must be recent, identical, 2x2 inches, not from a vending machine. More on passport photo requirements.
Proof of the name change
A certified copy of either:
- A marriage certificate/license, or
- A name change court decree,or-Divorce Decree
- Legal Records Showing Name Change: Fax or photocopies are not acceptable
Letter of Authorization
Download, print out, sign and date this Letter of Authorization.
Passport must have at least one year validity remaining. If your passport expires within a year please apply for.
Travel itinerary or one of the following:
- Copy of a plane ticket to a foreign country
- Copy of a travel itinerary with the applicant's name showing dates and flight information, or if neither is available and traveling for business
- A letter from the employer.
For 24 hour passport service, travel dates must be within 14 days.
Certified Check or money order for $60 payable to the "U.S. Department of State"
Ship the documents to Travel and Visa office
Please include the following documents:
- Signed and dated Amendment Form (DS-5504) .
- Two passport size photos.
- Proof of the name change.
- Valid Passport
- Signed Letter of Authorization
- Travel itinerary (Rush Service only).
- Certified Check or Money Order for $60 to US Department of State
Mail to this address:
Travel and Visa
260 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
For faster service and accurate tracking we recommend using FedEx, UPS, or certified USPS Mail.