DS-5504 Application Form for Name Change and Data Corrections

DS-5504 Application Form

There are a large number of different reasons why you may need to fill out form DS-5504, otherwise known as the application form for Name Change and Data Corrections for your United States passport.

One of the most common reasons is marriage – if a bride takes her husband’s name (or vice versa), an existing passport will need to be corrected in order to reflect this legal name change. Someone may have also decided to change their name legally for any other reason between the time the passport was issued and now, further requiring the use of a form DS-5504.

It is important to note that if you need to correct your passport because of a printing or spelling error, this can be done for free at any time that the passport is still valid. The processing time for this type of correction is typically four to six weeks with expedited services this could be sooner.

How to Download DS-5504

Form DS-5504 is available for you to access for free at any time from the US Department of State’s website. Note that you will need a copy of Adobe Reader, or any other program capable of opening and displaying the contents of a PDF file, installed on your copy in order to open the form in your browser.

DS-5504: Name Change, Data Correction Form

There is no way to submit the form online for processing – you can only view it in your browser. To print of a blank copy of the form that you can then fill in with a pen, click the “Print” button in your browser window to continue.

Fill out the form to the best of your ability and include all required supporting documents. This will include your most recent US passport book and/or passport card, a recent color photograph to be used as an updated passport photo and all evidence that is in support of your name change or the other changes that you want to make to descriptive data.

Submitting the Application Form

When you have finished completing, signing and dating the DS-5504 form, you can send it along with all other required documents to one of the following addresses:

FOR ROUTINE SERVICE:

National Passport Processing Center

Post Office Box 90107

Philadelphia, PA 19190-0107

 

FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee):

National Passport Processing Center

Post Office Box 90907

Philadelphia, PA 19190-0907

You will also need to submit checks for the required processing fees and other payments when you send your DS-5504 form to either of the previously stated addresses. Note that the full name, along with the date of birth, of the applicant in question, MUST be printed on the front of your payment check.

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    standard route takes 4-6 weeks

    How long does a name change process take? Thanks.

    you have to submit your original/certified copy court order documents granting you the name change

    If i have gone by my nickname for over 45 years and have all legal papers in my nick name how can i get a passport in my nick name and not what is on my birth certificate

    Hello, if the passport is over a year old, it will be a DS 82 renewal app and along with all renewal documents, such as the current passport, passport photos and passport fees ( $110 for passport book), you will need to submit your original/certified copy name change documents you will mail everything in directly to the US Department of State, address listed on your DS 82 app.

    Hello, your best bet is to apply in person with an acceptance agent using a DS11 app

    My passport expired on December 11,2016. I also got divorced so my name changed back to my maiden name. So do I need to fill forms DS-11 and DS-5504 for name change? How much is the charge $170???

    I have had a gender and name change change by Court Order. Which form do I use for that? I am not eligible to use DS-5504 because it has been more than a year since I got my passport. Will DS-82 allow me to change my gender?

    Saad Islam says:

    U.S. Passport Help Guide yes she was born out side US we had to bring her through Green Card because the mother who is a US citizen by birth was outside US for more than 10 years. She got her US passport when we arrived here

    is she a naturlizied citizen?

    Saad Islam says:

    Hi my daughter had her passport issued on wrong date of birth. I have corrected her birth certificate issued outside US. How should i get this corrected in her passport beside using form 5504. Is there any change to be notified to immigration depratmnet as well ? asking because the immigration was done with the incorrect DOB which I want to correct now. Thanks

    Hello, if the passport is over a year old, it will be a DS 82 renewal app and along with all renewal documents, such as the current passport, passport photos and passport fees ( $110 for passport book), you will need to submit your original/certified copy name change documents you will mail everything in directly to the US Department of State, address listed on your DS 82 app and your husbands passport would be a DS82 renewal

    Hello, if the passport is over a year old, it will be a DS 82 renewal app and along with all renewal documents, such as the current passport, passport photos and passport fees ( $110 for passport book), you will need to submit your original/certified copy name change documents you will mail everything in directly to the US Department of State, address listed on your DS 82 app.

    me and my husband are moving to japan in feb-mar due to his orders and mine is going to expire while we are in japan and i have to update my last name how would i go about updating it and getting my husband one? like which forms will me and him have to fill out

    I need to change my name on my passport from maiden name to married name, I went to the post office in my town, the form I was given to mail I is DS-82. From what I am reading on this page, the form I have is not the correct form. Do u need Togo back to get the DS-5504?

    Hi I recently corrected my last name which was mistaken at birth and I filed a change which was officially approved. Can I request a renewal through Fastport acordó I have to fill out this form and submit in mail. I am in rush as I will travel on the 17th of this month. Thank you

    you will get issued a new 10 year passport

    I have a passport that was issued in 2009 and will expire in 2019. I am submitting a DS-82 along with my court order for a name change. My question is will the expiration date still be 2019 or will it be for 10 years once processed? Thank you.

    Hello, yes please mail in all data correction documents

    personal check or money order made out to The US Department of State

    How do I pay the fees? By check? If so, to whom do I make it out?

    Chân Như says:

    My first name was split in half, and I need it to write together in one word. Can I have it fixed?

    Hello, if the passport is over a year old, it will be a DS 82 renewal app and along with all renewal documents, such as the current passport, passport photos and passport fees ( $110 for passport book), you will need to submit your original/certified copy name change documents you will mail everything in directly to the US Department of State, address listed on your DS 82 app.

    no, since the passport is over a year old you must fill out a DS 82 renewal app

    if the passport is under a year old there is no fee, if over a year old it will be $110

    I got married in 2014 and changed my name then, but my current passport still has my old name on it. on the form DS-5504 it says you must have changed your name less than one year since my most recent passport was issued. that is not true for me, my passport was issued in 8/6/14 and I changed my name on 11/19/14. What form do I fill out to send in with my marriage cert and my old passport?

    I got married less than a year ago, but my passport is a few years old do I still use the DS-5504 form?

    What are the fee’s for passport name change?

    which spelling name is correct?