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To change the name on a passport, the applicant must provide original name change documentation such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree. These types of documents are verified by the US State Department and then a new passport is issued with the name change. When submitting a US passport application name change, note that the original passport with the previous name will be cancelled. Any valid visas, with some exceptions, may no longer be valid. This is a downside to processing a passport name change application.
(if the below criteria are not met, please select a different passport service above)
Applicant must submit their current passport. Current passport will be returned marked "Cancelled" by the US State Department along with new passport reflecting name change.
Applicant must submit two identical, 2"x2", color, passport-style photographs.
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NOTE: Photos must be printed on photo paper. Letter or glossy paper will not be accepted.
Applicant must submit original or certified copy of the marriage certificate (not a license) or a court decree ordering a name change or an adoption. The document must show the official seal of the issuing authority. All official documents will be returned.
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation) showing departure from the U.S.
If traveling on business and no itinerary is available, a letter on company letterhead indicating dates and purpose of travel MAY suffice. If applicant does not possess proper itinerary, please contact us for options.
For Economical "2 Week" or "4 Week" Passport Renewal/Name Change processing, "Proof of Travel" is NOT REQUIRED.
Applicant must submit an original, signed "Letter of Authorization" which allows ItsEasy to submit the application to the US State Dept.
Please use the Letter of Authorization form provided by ItsEasy.
The letter must contain the following elements: name of applicant, name of courier company, current date, and the original signature of the applicant or parent(s) or legal guardians of children under the age of 16.
For Economical "2 Week" or "4 Week" Passport Renewal/Name Change processing, "Letter of Authorization" is NOT REQUIRED.
Applicant must submit one completed passport application form (DS-82) by following the link below. The US State Dept website "wizard" will walk you through the application. Handwritten applications will not be accepted for expedited services. After completing passport application online, print by pressing "Create Form" button. Single-sided printing only.
DO NOT forget to sign and date the completed application in blue or black ink after printing.
Note: While completing the application, the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete form. No payments will be made and options selected will have no affect on the actual service delivered by ItsEasy. The guide is simply to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail-in applications.