For instructions on how to change your name on your passport, please visit the Change of Name webpage.
For a complete list of passport forms, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.
Cross through the incorrect information once and write correct information legibly, or complete a new application. Fillable applications are available on the U.S. Department of State’s website.
White-out or corrective tape is not accepted by the U.S. Department of State on a passport application!
No, applicants must spell out blue, black, brown, blond or bald.
No. A customer using a previous married surname must provide information regarding that marriage. Since the passport application form only has space to list the most recent marriage, the customer must provide a separate Previous Marriage Information Sheet with all ex-spouses’ names, dates and places of birth and reasons for termination of the marriages (typically death, divorce, or annulment).
No headgear can be worn in passport pictures unless accompanied by a statement from the applicant that it is worn for religious reasons. Eye glasses and sunglasses cannot be worn for your passport photos.
Please contact the U.S. Department of State at 877-487-2778 (TTY 888-874-7793) or by submitting a Form DS-64 Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport. You may also report that passport lost or stolen on the U.S. Department of State’s website.
If you report a passport lost or stolen, it will be invalidated. Return it to the passport agency at the address located on the DS-64 on the U.S. Department of State’s website.
No. A military and a tourist/business passport are two different types of passports.
The federal government only issues no-fee passports to individuals traveling abroad in connection with official employment. For more information, call 877-487-2778 or visit U.S. Department of State’s website.
No. Your old passport, while expired, can still be used as proof of citizenship.
Regular passport processing can take 6-8 weeks.
- If you are traveling within 14 calendar days, you must make an appointment at the nearest passport agency by calling the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
- If you are traveling within 3-4 weeks, the Department of State strongly recommends that you request and pay for expedited service. For applicable fees, visit the Fee Schedule.
- If you are traveling within 2-3 weeks, you must request and pay for expedited service plus two-way overnight delivery service. For applicable fees, visit the Fee Schedule.