Passport Name Change Procedure

PROCEDURE FOR PASSPORT NAME CHANGE

Effective September 26, 2005, as an additional security enhancement, Passport Services will no longer amend valid passports. Instead, customers requesting name changes, extension of validity for limited passports, or correction of a printing error will apply for replacement passports.

Please follow the procedure accordingly to avoid processing delay. An incomplete or incorrectly completed application will delay the issuance of the passport.

Please send the following documents to Travel the World Visas for processing:

  1. Actual passport that needs the change
  2. Two recent original passport size photographs (2” x 2”) on a white background (click here for the regulations for acceptable passport-type photograph)
  3. One completed and signed passport application form. Must have an Original Signature.
    • If the change is within one year after issuance, please fill out form DS-5504.
      IMPORTANT: U.S. Passport Agency/Department of State REQUIRES that you fill out the DS82 application form on-line at https://pptform.state.gov/FraudAbuseNotice.aspx?form=DS11. After you complete the form on-line, please print AND sign. Please fax us a copy at 530-579-3315 or e-mail us at
    • If the change is more than one year after issuance, please fill out form DS-82.
      IMPORTANT: U.S. Passport Agency/Department of State REQUIRES that you fill out the DS82 application form on-line at https://pptform.state.gov/FraudAbuseNotice.aspx?form=DS82. After you complete the form on-line, please print AND sign. Please fax us a copy at 530-579-3315 or e-mail us at
  4. Original or certified true copy of the document showing the name change (example: Marriage License, Court Order, Divorce Decree, etc.)
  5. Signed letter of authorization. Must have an Original Signature.
  6. Proof of Departure (one of the following if requesting for a rush processing)
    ● Copy of the flight itinerary
    ● Copy of the airline ticket
    ● Letter from your company stating intended travel plans
  7. Travel the World Visas Service Order Form
  8. Government fee: (NOTE: Our company can issue check to the Passport Agency)
    Rush Processing (Same Day up to 8 Business Day Processing)
    a) $60.00 Check or Money Order Payable to “Department of State” (If the change is within one year after issuance)
    b) $170.00 (passport book only) OR $200.00 (passport book and card) – Check or Money Order Payable to “Department of State” (If the change is more than one year after)

**MAILING INSTRUCTIONS: FOR PASSPORT APPLICATIONS TO BE PROCESSED WITHIN 24 HOURS: IMPORTANT: Please send your documents by FedEx “First Overnight” AND call us with your FedEx tracking number. YOUR PACKAGE MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE ON OR BEFORE 8:00 A.M. FOR NEXT DAY PROCESSING.

NOTE: Next Day Processing – USA Departure date MUST be within 2 to 3 days from the day we receive your passport application

Please send all the required documents mentioned above and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard or Discover) by FedEx OR UPS to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC 20009
TELEPHONE: 202-223-8822
FAX: 530-579-3315

Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice. All fees are non-refundable, if your application was denied by the consulate or the Passport Agency, or if you withdraw your application that has already been submitted to the consulate or Passport Agency.

Fee Information

Service Fee:

$350.00/person – Same Day Processing
$285.00/person – Next Day Processing
$185.00/person – 5 Business Day Processing
$135.00/person – 8 Business Day Processing

NOTE: Same Day OR 24 Hour Processing – USA Departure date MUST be within 2 to 3 days from the day we receive your passport application

Return Mail Fee

$38.00 (1-3 passports) Overnight Delivery
$30.00 (1-3 passports) 2-Day Delivery
$70.00 (1-3 passports) Saturday Delivery

For Alaska and Hawaii, please add $25.00 on the Return Mail Fee


For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC  20009

Travel Smart. Travel Safe.  Register your trip on-line with STEP, the U.S. Embassy Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  It’s free.  So why not make it part of your travel planning and personal security?

U.S. embassies and consulates assist nearly 200,000 Americans each year who are victims of crime, accident, or illness, or whose loved ones need to contact them in an emergency. Although it is unlikely, should natural disaster, terrorism, or civil unrest strike during your foreign travel, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate would be your source of assistance and information. By registering your trip, you help the embassy or consulate locate you when you might need them the most.

NOTICE

Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.