How to Complete the DS-5504 Passport Form
The DS-5504 Passport Form is used for passport holders that have passports and need to submit a name change, data correction, or to replace their limited passport book. For more information on replacing a limited passport, please refer to our blog post How to Renew a Limited Temporary Passport. Read below for assistance on how to complete the DS-5504 Passport Form.
Download the DS-5504 Passport Form
Click here if you need to download the DS-5504 Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Book Replacement Form
Change or Correct a Passport
Printing Errors and Spelling Errors
Printing errors and spelling errors can be corrected at no charge at any time while the passport is still valid. This includes errors of incorrect name, gender, or place of birth. Routine processing is 4-6 weeks.
If reported within one year of issuance: A new corrected passport will be issued. The passport will be valid for 10 years from the date the new correct book is issued.
If reported after one year of issuance: A new, corrected passport will be issued and will be valid until the expiration date of the original, incorrect passport.
The requirements for replacement passports apply for both adults and minors. To correct a printing or spelling error, simply mail in the DS-5504 Passport Form with one passport photo and evidence of the error.
If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered change of name, you will need to apply for a new passport if it has. The process and cost depend on how long it has been since your passport was issued.
If your passport was issued less than one year ago, you will not have to pay any additional fees for a name change unless you want it expedited. Submit Form DS-5504 by mail with your current passport, your name change document, and a color passport photo. Visit our Name Change Instructional Checklist for more information.
If your passport was issued more than one year ago, you may submit the DS-82 Passport Form. The DS-82 is a passport renewal application. This is only available if your current passport was issued less than 15 years ago and you were over the age of 16 when you received it and you currently have the passport in your possession (it is not lost, stolen, or damaged). Essentially you are applying for a renewed passport but it can all be done through the mail. Submit Passport Form DS-82 by mail with your current passport, your name change document, a color passport photo, and all applicable fees. If you need service faster than the routine 4-6 processing times, please visit our Passport Renewal Instructional Checklist.