Same Day Name Change Passport Detailed Requirements

Please scroll down to view all passport requirements. Complete the following necessary steps to ensure complete processing of your paperwork. Once you have gathered the documents below, the final step is sending your application materials to our processing center. During this entire process, a passport specialist will be available to you to ensure you understand the requirements and the process. Give us a call at 1-800-860-8610 with any questions you may have  about your passport application.

1Required Documents

  • image description Passport Application
    Passport Application

    If your passport is GREATER than 1 year old:

    Complete, print and SIGN the DS-82 application online at https://pptform.state.gov/ .

    Click SUBMIT under Apply Online.  The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application.  Fill in where appropriate and the click "Create Form" at the bottom/end.  Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-82 application pre-filled. 

    • NOTE: The application MUST be completely filled out online and printed.
    • NOTE: Please verify the application will have two barcodes, one on the left side and one on the bottom right side.
    • NOTE: Verify that you have SIGNED the DS-82 once printed.

    If your passport is LESS than 1 year old:

    Complete, print and SIGN the DS-5504 U.S. Passport Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement online application form, which can be found on the U.S. Department of State website at https://pptform.state.gov/.

    Click SUBMIT under Apply Online.  The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application.  Fill in where appropriate and the click "Create Form" at the bottom/end.  Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-82 application pre-filled. 

    • NOTE: The application MUST be completely filled out online and printed.
    • NOTE: Verify that you have SIGNED the DS-5504 once printed.
  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Submit your current, valid 10-year passport.   (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Original Name Change Documentation
    Original Name Change Documentation

    Provide your original, official name change document certifying the change.  The two official documents are :

    ● Marriage Certificate 

    ● Court Decree (including Divcorce Decree)

    The name change document MUST bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents are not accepted.

  • image description Passport Photographs
    Passport Photographs

    You must provide two identical, recent 2 x 2 passport style photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background. You can obtain passport photos at a local drug store (Walgreen's, CVS) or consult Google for "passport photos" in your area.

    US Passport Photo Requirements:

    - Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

    - You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

    - Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

    - Taken in the last 6 months

    - Use a plain white or off-white background

    - Be sized correctly

    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

    - Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

    - You cannot wear glasses.

    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

    - You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

    • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
    • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
    • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

    - You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

  • image description Letter of Authorization
    Letter of Authorization

    You'll need to print and completely fill out two copies of the Passport Processing Letter of Authorization (included via the link below). This allows us to act as an agent on your behalf.

    Please NOTE:

    1. (Click here) Complete the Processing Letter of Authorization form in BLUE ink
    2. Check the two top boxes/circles authorizing us to submit your application
    3. Write the applicant's full name on the APPLICANT NAME line
    4. Write today's date on the DATE line.
    5. Write "Passports and Visas" on the COURIER COMPANY NAME line
    6. Make sure to sign at the bottom. Your signature on the Letter of Authorization should match the signature on your passport application.
    7. Two copies should be provided. Each copy must be handwritten in original ink, with original signature. 
    8. The signature on your Letter of Authorization should always match your DS82 application.  If they differ signficantly, the passport office my request a new Letter of Authorization.

    NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: One Letter of Authorization should be sealed in your application envelope in Step 2. One Letter of Authorization should be included on the outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

    You may view Letter of Authorization instructions and a SAMPLE Letter of Authorization. Click here.

     

     

  • image description Proof of Departure
    Proof of Departure

    You must provide a copy of ONE of the following:

    • Your foreign travel plane ticket • Your printed travel itinerary showing foreign travel
    • If this is a business trip, you may present a business letter from your employer.

    NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: Please make a copy of your Proof of Departure to include outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

  • image description Fees
    Fees

    Make One check payable to "US Department of State" for $170 (this is the government processing fee).

    • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
    • Starter checks and 3rd party checks will NOT be accepted and will cause delays.
    • If you have selected to also purchase a passport card, an additional $30 for adults 16 and older (or an additional $15 for children 15 and younger) should be included in your check to US Department of State.

    Our Service Fee is $429

2Ship Documents

1.) Place the above mentioned documents in a FedEx Letter.

2.) Call us at 1-800-860-8610 and indicate you are processing a Same Day US Passport visa and are in need of the address to send the package. We will review your documentation and instruct you on where to send your FedEx Priority Letter. Our office hours are 8am to 9pm EST Monday through Friday.

The expected processing time for this passport application is 1 business days.

Please note that processing times, fees, and requirements are based on government rules and are subject to change without notice.

1Gather US Passport Application Documentation

1. Passport Application

If your passport is GREATER than 1 year old:

Complete, print and SIGN the DS-82 application online at https://pptform.state.gov/ .

Click SUBMIT under Apply Online.  The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application.  Fill in where appropriate and the click "Create Form" at the bottom/end.  Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-82 application pre-filled. 

  • NOTE: The application MUST be completely filled out online and printed.
  • NOTE: Please verify the application will have two barcodes, one on the left side and one on the bottom right side.
  • NOTE: Verify that you have SIGNED the DS-82 once printed.

If your passport is LESS than 1 year old:

Complete, print and SIGN the DS-5504 U.S. Passport Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement online application form, which can be found on the U.S. Department of State website at https://pptform.state.gov/.

Click SUBMIT under Apply Online.  The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application.  Fill in where appropriate and the click "Create Form" at the bottom/end.  Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-82 application pre-filled. 

  • NOTE: The application MUST be completely filled out online and printed.
  • NOTE: Verify that you have SIGNED the DS-5504 once printed.

1. Valid Passport

Submit your current, valid 10-year passport.   (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

1. Original Name Change Documentation

Provide your original, official name change document certifying the change.  The two official documents are :

● Marriage Certificate 

● Court Decree (including Divcorce Decree)

The name change document MUST bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents are not accepted.

1. Passport Photographs

You must provide two identical, recent 2 x 2 passport style photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background. You can obtain passport photos at a local drug store (Walgreen's, CVS) or consult Google for "passport photos" in your area.

US Passport Photo Requirements:

- Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

- You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

- Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

- Taken in the last 6 months

- Use a plain white or off-white background

- Be sized correctly

  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
  • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

- Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

- You cannot wear glasses.

  • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

- You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

  • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
  • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
  • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

- You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

1. Letter of Authorization

You'll need to print and completely fill out two copies of the Passport Processing Letter of Authorization (included via the link below). This allows us to act as an agent on your behalf.

Please NOTE:

  1. (Click here) Complete the Processing Letter of Authorization form in BLUE ink
  2. Check the two top boxes/circles authorizing us to submit your application
  3. Write the applicant's full name on the APPLICANT NAME line
  4. Write today's date on the DATE line.
  5. Write "Passports and Visas" on the COURIER COMPANY NAME line
  6. Make sure to sign at the bottom. Your signature on the Letter of Authorization should match the signature on your passport application.
  7. Two copies should be provided. Each copy must be handwritten in original ink, with original signature. 
  8. The signature on your Letter of Authorization should always match your DS82 application.  If they differ signficantly, the passport office my request a new Letter of Authorization.

NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: One Letter of Authorization should be sealed in your application envelope in Step 2. One Letter of Authorization should be included on the outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

You may view Letter of Authorization instructions and a SAMPLE Letter of Authorization. Click here.

 

 

1. Proof of Departure

You must provide a copy of ONE of the following:

  • Your foreign travel plane ticket • Your printed travel itinerary showing foreign travel
  • If this is a business trip, you may present a business letter from your employer.

NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: Please make a copy of your Proof of Departure to include outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

1. Fees

Make One check payable to "US Department of State" for $170 (this is the government processing fee).

  • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
  • Starter checks and 3rd party checks will NOT be accepted and will cause delays.
  • If you have selected to also purchase a passport card, an additional $30 for adults 16 and older (or an additional $15 for children 15 and younger) should be included in your check to US Department of State.

Our Service Fee is $429

2 Ship your Application to Passports and Visas.com

2.1 Place the above documents in a Fedex Envelope

2.2 Send the Application to us via FedEx

Please Note: If you paid for an inbound shipping service your account manager will contact you to provide a FedEx shipping label via email to send us your completed application. 

Send the Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc) to us at :

Call us at 1-800-860-8610 and indicate you are processing a Same Day US Passport visa and are in need of the address to send the package. We will review your documentation and instruct you on where to send your FedEx Priority Letter. Our office hours are 8am to 9pm EST Monday through Friday.

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