Name change applications processed by mail will take up to 8 weeks. Expedited passport service for name change by mail can take 2-3 weeks to be processed.
Simply complete passport application Form DS-5504 and mail it in to address listed on the form, along with the following documents:
- Your current, valid US passport.
- Legal evidence to back up your name change request, such as a copy of your marriage certificate or a court order referencing the change.
Likewise, can I use my passport with my maiden name? Answer: Ideally, your passport would have your current, legal name in it. However, you should not have any problem using a passport with your maiden name and your marriage certificate if you travel by land or sea. TSA’s Secure Flight Program requires the name on your ticket match the name in your passport.
In respect to this, how long does it take to change your passport?
Once you’ve submitted all of the above, it generally takes the same amount of time as a first-time passport —four to six weeks — from the date of application through mailing, to get your new passport.
Can I change my name on passport online?
To apply you can go online or fill out a paper form from your local post office. Documents sent in with your application must be originals, not copies. If you have an unexpired visa in your old passport, this may be rendered invalid with a name change.
How much does it cost to change the name on my passport?
Fees for passport name change – If your passport was issued more than one year ago, you must pay the same fees as for passport renewal. Make your check for $110 ($170 if you need expedited passport service for your name change) payable to “US Department of State.”
Do I need to change my passport if I change my name?
Answer: American citizens are required to travel with a passport that has their current legal name. If your name changed due to marriage then you need to apply for a passport name change before you travel. If your passport was issued less than a year ago, there is no fee. Return to Passport Name Change FAQ.
Can I change my name on my passport at the post office?
Your most recent U.S. passport. Your original or certified name change document, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order. One color passport photo. Please note: you must send Form DS-82 and supporting documents using USPS.
How much do it cost to change your last name?
In most states, you have to pay a fee (usually $150 to $200) to file your name change petition in court. It also costs a small amount of money to get forms notarized. And if you’re getting married, you may want to pay for additional certified copies of your marriage certificate to use as proof of your new last name.
Can you take your own passport photo?
Passport photos must be “taken in front of a plain white or off-white background.” Passport photos must be “taken in full-face view directly facing the camera.” When taking your own passport photo, make sure that you have a “neutral facial expression and both eyes open.”
How can I add my name to my name?
Steps to Legally Change Your Name Residency. Verify the residency requirements in your state. Supporting Evidence. Gather your Social Security card, current valid birth certificate, and driver’s license or other form of valid photo identification. Petition. Complete a Petition for Change of Name. Filing. Hearing.
How can I change my passport picture?
You cannot change just the photo in your passport. The only way to change it is to apply for a renewal. You can do this at any time but will lose the remaining validity in your current passport. Passports issued to adults are valid for 10 years.
Can you apply for a passport online for the first time?
When applying using Form DS-11, you are not eligible to mail in your application. You can mail in your Form DS-82. Additionally, the Department of State does not currently have the option to submit your passport application online.
Can I use my old passport while waiting for my new one?
Can I still use my old passport while waiting for my new passport? Yes, as long as the passport is still valid. You will only present your passport for cancellation when your new passport is available for release.
Will the Passport Office text me?
The Home Office will send around one million text messages to passport holders who may need to renew their passports early.
How do I get a passport quickly?
Expedite at a Passport Agency or Center Fill out your form and collect your documents, including proof of international travel. You can submit all forms at an agency or center including Form DS-11 and Form DS-82. Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee.
Can I renew passport online?
While it is not possible to renew a passport online, you can complete the renewal application form online and print it for mailing or submitting at a processing center.
How can I check my passport status by name?
Visit the official passport website and select the ‘Track Your Application Status’ tab. From the drop-down menu, select the type of application from among the options listed. Enter the 15-digit file number and your date of birth in the format prescribed and click on ‘Track Status’.
Can I get a passport in a day?
You can get your passport the same day if you provide a completed application form, two photos and supporting documents. Your passport is usually ready to collect four hours after your appointment.