Name Change

Having different names on your current ID and passport can lead to travel complications.
Ensure a hassle-free journey by keeping your passport updated.

  • Standard


    • $295

  • Priority


    • $345

  • Urgent


    • $495

Need help? You can email or call us (202) 936 6000

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Passport Name Change Requirements


The State Department is currently maintaining the COVID-19 regulations outlined below:

  • Your new passport will be sent directly to you per the mailing address on the passport application (not the permanent address).
  • We will inform you (via email or text message) when your passport is en route, along with the tracking number if it has been provided by the State Department.
  • Your expired passport and any original documents, if applicable, will be sent separately to your mailing address approximately 2 weeks after receiving your new passport.
  • Should any problems arise with your application, the government will contact you directly. In such an instance, immediately inform us to expedite the resolution of the issue.
Passport Application
Physical Passport Eligible for Name Change

For a name change, it is necessary to send in your original and most recent passport, which meets following requirements:

  • It is in good condition (no damage).
  • It was issued when you were 16 or older: it is a 10-year validity passport.
  • It was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • If you are updating both your passport book and card, the same conditions mentioned earlier apply, and you must submit both the original documents.
One (1) Passport Photograph

Please provide one (1) recent passport photograph, captured in the last six months, printed on photo paper.
For your convenience, you'll have the option to upload a digital photo* (additional fee applies).
*Face the camera directly without objects behind you and do not wear eyeglasses, headphones, or earbuds (click for sample).

Government Fee

Include a check or money order payable to the U.S. Deparment of State in the amount of:

  • $209.53 for passport book request, or
  • $239.53 for passport book and card request.

Important: Starter/temporary checks are not accepted. You typically receive this when you just opened a bank account.
For your convenience, you'll have the option to add the government fee to your order, charge it to your credit card, and we will take care of it.

Travel Itinerary
This is required for our fastest (URGENT) service option only. You don't need to provide a proof of travel for PRIORITY and STANDARD services. Business letter of support from your employer may be used as travel itinerary
Name Change Supporting Document

To obtain your new passport with your updated name, you must provide:

  • Original or certified copy of your marriage certificate.
  • Original or certified copy of court document indicating your new legal name under federal or state law.