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APPLICATION FOR A U.S. PASSPORT
NAME CHANGE, DATA CORRECTION, AND LIMITED PASSPORT BOOK REPLACEMENT
If you answered NO to ALL of the three statements above,
STOP – You cannot use this form!!!
You must apply on application form DS-11 or DS-82 depending on your circumstances. Please refer to those forms,
visit our website, or contact the National Passport Information Center for further information.
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NOTICE TO APPLICANTS RESIDING ABROAD
United States citizens residing abroad CANNOT submit this form to the Passport Facility listed on Instruction Page
2. Such applicants should contact the nearest United States embassy or consulate for procedures to be followed
when applying overseas.
CAN I USE THIS FORM?
Complete this checklist to determine your eligibility to use this form.
I have had a change in my name and my most recent U.S. passport book
and/or U.S. passport card was issued less than one year ago;
My identifying information in my most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S.
passport card was printed incorrectly;
My most recent U.S. passport book was limited in validity and was issued less
than one year ago.
See Instruction Page 2 for Detailed Information
on the Completion and Submission of this Form.
INCOMPLETE OR UNACCEPTABLE APPLICATIONS WILL DELAY THE ISSUANCE OF YOUR PASSPORT.
PLEASE DETACH AND RETAIN THIS INSTRUCTION SHEET
FOR YOUR RECORDS.
Date of Application:
FOR INFORMATION, QUESTIONS, AND INQUIRIES: Please visit our website at travel.state.gov. In addition,
contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll–free at 1–877–487–2778 (TDD: 1–888–874–7793)
or by email at NPIC@state.gov. Customer Service Representatives are available M–F 6AM–12 Midnight Eastern
Time (excluding federal holidays). Automated information is available 24/7.
U.S. PASSPORTS, EITHER IN BOOK OR CARD FORMAT, ARE ISSUED ONLY TO U.S. CITIZENS OR NON–CITIZEN NATIONALS. EACH
PERSON MUST OBTAIN HIS OR HER OWN PASSPORT BOOK OR PASSPORT CARD. THE PASSPORT CARD IS A U.S. PASSPORT ISSUED IN
CARD FORMAT. LIKE THE TRADITIONAL PASSPORT BOOK, IT REFLECTS THE BEARER’S ORIGIN, IDENTITY, AND NATIONALITY AND IS
SUBJECT TO EXISTING PASSPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS. UNLIKE THE PASSPORT BOOK, THE PASSPORT CARD IS VALID ONLY FOR
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BY LAND OR SEA BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN AND BERMUDA. IT IS NOT
GLOBALLY INTEROPERABLE AND IS NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL BY AIR TO OR FROM ANY FOREIGN DESTINATION.
WHAT DO I SEND WITH THIS APPLICATION FORM?
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HOW DO I APPLY USING THIS FORM?
the provisions of 18 USC 1543. The use of a passport in violation of the restrictions contained therein or of the passport regulations is
2. TWO RECENT, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS. Submit two color photographs of you alone, sufciently recent to be a good likeness of you (normally taken
within the last six months), and 2x2 inches in size. The image size measured from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head (including hair) should
not be less than 1 inch and not more than 1 3/8 inches. The photographs must be color, clear, with a full front view of your face, and printed on thin
paper with plain light (white or off-white) background. Photographs must be taken in normal street attire, without a hat, head covering, or dark glasses
unless a signed statement is submitted by the applicant verifying the item is worn daily for religious purposes or a signed doctor’s statement is submitted
verifying the item is used daily for medical purposes. Photographs retouched so that your appearance is changed are unacceptable. Snapshots, most
vending machine prints, and magazine or full-length photographs are unacceptable. Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualications and
will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services. (Visit our website for details.)
3. EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT A NAME CHANGE OR OTHER CHANGE IN DESCRIPTIVE DATA.
• If your name has changed, the name change document you must submit may be a certied copy or a complete and unaltered photocopy of your
marriage certicate or court order showing a seal and ofciate/judge signature. If you are unable to document your name change in this manner, you
must apply on the DS-11 Application form by making a personal appearance at (1) a passport agency; (2) any Federal, State, or county court of record
or any probate court accepting passport applications; or (3) a Post Ofce which has been selected to accept passport applications.
• If there is a change or an error in the descriptive data in your recently issued passport you must submit the appropriate evidence showing the correct
information (e.g. certed birth certicate or marriage certicate as described above).
• All documents will be returned to you with your passport.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are re-applying because your U.S. passport book was limited in validity due to a lack of citizenship evidence or identity,
extended. Please contact the National Passport Information Center for detailed information and instructions.
1. COMPLETE, SIGN AND DATE THIS FORM.
2. SEND THIS FORM WITH YOUR MOST RECENT U.S. PASSPORT BOOK AND/OR PASSPORT CARD, ANY REQUIRED ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE,
AND TWO RECENT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
IS THERE A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FORM AND HOW WILL MY NEW
• There is no fee associated with the use of this form unless expedited service is requested (see below). Your re-issued U.S. passport book and/or passport
card and any documentary evidence submitted to Passport Services will be returned to you by priority mail.
• OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE: If you desire overnight delivery service for the return of your passport, include the appropriate fee with your
• FASTER PROCESSING: For an additional fee, you may request expedited service. Please include this fee in your payment and submit the application to the
appropriate address. Please write “Expedite” on the outer envelope when mailing. TO ENSURE MINIMAL PROCESSING TIME for expedited
applications, Passport Services recommends using overnight delivery when submitting the application AND including the appropriate
postage fee for return overnight delivery for the completed passport. Visit our website for updated fees and processing times. Expedited service
is available only in the United States.
NOTE: The Passport Center will not mail a passport to a private address outside the United States.
NOTE: If you choose to provide your e-mail address in Item #8 on this application, Passport Services will only use that information to contact you in the
event there is a problem with your application or if you need to provide additional information to us.
MAIL THIS FORM TO:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Ofce Box 90107
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0107
MAIL THIS FORM TO:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Ofce Box 90907
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0907
ROUTINE SERVICE EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee)
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Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6039E) requires you to provide your Social Security Number (SSN), if you have one,
when you apply for a U.S. passport or renewal of a U.S. passport. If you have not been issued a SSN, enter zeros in box #5 of this form. If
you are residing abroad, you must also provide the name of the foreign country in which you are residing. The Department of State must
provide your SSN and foreign residence information to the Department of Treasury. If you fail to provide the information, you are subject
to a $500 penalty enforced by the IRS. All questions on this matter should be directed to the nearest IRS ofce.
FEDERAL TAX LAW
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS MAKING PAYMENT BY CHECK
If you send us a check, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means we will copy your check and use the account
information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24
hours, and will be shown on your regular account statement.
You will not receive your original check back. We will destroy your original check, but we will keep the copy of it. If the EFT cannot be
processed for technical reasons, you authorize us to process the copy in place of your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed be-
cause of insufcient funds, we may try to make the transfer up to two times and we will charge you a one–time fee of $25, which we will
also collect by EFT.
REMITTANCE OF FEES
31 U.S.C. 7701 requires persons “doing business” with a federal agency to provide their Social Security Numbers to that agency. Because
the Department of State collects fees for the provision of passport services to you, you are considered a person “doing business” with the
Department. Passport service fees are established by law and regulation (see 22 U.S.C. 214, 22 CFR 22.1, and 22 CFR 51.50–56) and are
collected at the time you apply for the passport service. If the Department fails to receive full payment of the applicable fees, because, for
example, your check is returned for any reason or you dispute a passport fee charge to your credit card, the Department of State will take
action to collect the delinquent fees from you under 22 CFR Part 34 and the Federal Claims Collection Standards (see 31 CFR Parts 900–904).
In accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act (Pub.L. 104–134), if the fees remain unpaid after 180 days and no repayment ar-
rangements have been made, the Department will refer the debt to the Department of Treasury for collection. Debt collection procedures
used by Treasury may include referral of the debt to private collection agencies, reporting of the debt to credit bureaus, garnishment of private
wages and administrative offset of the debt by reducing or withholding eligible Federal payments (e.g. tax refunds, social security payments,
federal retirement, etc.) by the amount of your debt, including any interest penalties or other costs incurred. In addition, non–payment of
passport fees may result in the invalidation of your passport. An invalidated passport cannot be used for travel.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE LOST OR HAD A PREVIOUS PASSPORT BOOK
AND/oR pASSpoRt CARD StoLeN
A United States citizen may not normally bear more than one valid or potentially valid U.S. passport book or more than one valid or potentially
valid U.S. passport card at a time. Therefore, when a valid or potentially valid U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card cannot be presented
with a new application, it is necessary to submit a Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. Your statement must detail
why the previous U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card cannot be presented.
The information you provide regarding your lost or stolen U.S. passport book or passport card will be placed into our Consular Lost or Stolen
Passport System. This system is designed to prevent the misuse of your lost or stolen U.S. passport book or passport card. Anyone using
the passport book or passport card reported as lost or stolen may be detained upon entry into the United States. Should you locate the
U.S. passport book or passport card reported lost or stolen at a later time, report it as found and submit it for cancellation. It has been
invalidated. You may not use that passport book or passport card for travel.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT
REPORT YOUR LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT BOOK OR PASSPORT CARD!
For more information or to report your lost or stolen passport book or passport card by phone, call NPIC or visit our website at
OTHER USES OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
In addition to reporting your Social Security Number to Treasury and using it in connection with debt collection, the Department checks Social
Security Numbers against lists of persons ineligible or potentially ineligible to receive a U.S. passport.
You are not required to provide the information requested on this form unless the form displays a currently valid OMB number. We try to
create forms and instructions that can be easily understood. Often this is difcult to do because our citizenship laws are very complex. The
estimated burden time for this information collection is 30 minutes, which includes the time required to search existing data sources, gather
the necessary data, complete and review this form, and provide and submit the form and any additional information required. If you have
comments concerning the accuracy of this time estimate or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you.
You can write to us at: U.S. Department of State (A/ISS/DIR) Washington, DC 20520.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION STATEMENT
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(If any of the below–mentioned acts or conditions have been performed by or apply to the applicant, the portion which applies should be
lined out, and a supplementary explanatory statement under oath (or afrmation) by the applicant should be attached and made a part of
this application.) I have not, since acquiring United States citizenship/nationality, been naturalized as a citizen of a foreign state; taken an
oath or made an afrmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state; entered or served in the armed forces of a foreign
state; accepted or performed the duties of any ofce, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or political subdivision
thereof; made a formal renunciation of nationality either in the United States, or before a diplomatic or consular ofcer of the United States
in a foreign state; or been convicted by a court or court martial of competent jurisdiction of committing any act of treason against, or at-
tempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States, or conspiring to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force,
the Government of the United States.
ACTS OR CONDITIONS
AUTHORITIES: Collection of the information solicited on this form is authorized by Titles 8, 22, and 26 of the United States Code, whether
or not codied, including specically 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq.; 26 U.S.C. 6039E, Section 236 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001; Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966); and 22 CFR parts 50 and 51.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for soliciting the information is to establish citizenship, identity, and entitlement to issuance of a U.S.
ROUTINE USES: The information solicited on this form may be made available as a routine use to other government agencies to assist the
U.S. Department of State in adjudicating passport applications and requests for related services, and for law enforcement and administra-
tive purposes. The information may be made available to foreign government agencies to fulll passport control and immigration duties.
The information may also be provided to foreign government agencies, international organizations and, in limited cases, private persons
and organizations to investigate, prosecute, or otherwise address potential violations of law or to further the Secretary’s responsibility for
the protection of U.S. citizens and non–citizen nationals abroad. The information may be made available to private U.S. citizen ‘wardens’
designated by the U.S. embassies and consulates. For a more detailed listing of the routine uses to which this information may be put, see
the Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses and the listing of routine users set forth in the system descriptions for Overseas Citizen Services
Records (State–05) and Passport Records (State–26) published in the Federal Register.
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION: With the exception of your Social Security Number (see Federal Tax Law
statement on Instruction Page 3), you are not legally required to provide the information requested on this form. However, failure to do so
may result in Passport Services’ refusal to accept your application or result in the denial of a U.S. passport.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
ELECTRONIC PASSPORT STATEMENT
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR OFFICIAL, DIPLOMATIC, OR NO–FEE PASSPORTS
You may use this application if you meet all of the provisions listed on Instruction Page 2, however you must CONSULT YOUR SPONSORING
AGENCY FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER ROUTING PROCEDURES BEFORE FORWARDING THIS APPLICATION. Your completed passport
will be released to your sponsoring agency for forwarding to you.
The State Department has begun issuing a new type of passport book containing an embedded electronic chip and called an “Electronic
Passport”. The new passport book continues to be proof of the bearer’s United States citizenship/nationality and identity, and looks and
functions in the same way as a passport without a chip. The addition of an electronic chip in the back cover enables the new passport book
to carry a duplicate electronic copy of all information from the data page. The new passport book is usable at all ports–of–entry, including
those that do not yet have electronic chip readers.
Use of the electronic format provides the traveler the additional security protections inherent in chip technology. Moreover, when used at
ports–of–entry equipped with electronic chip readers, the new passport book provides for faster clearance through some of the port–of–entry
The new passport book does not require special handling or treatment, but like previous versions should be protected from extreme bend-
ing and from immersion in water. The electronic chip must be read using specially formatted readers, which protects the data on the chip
from unauthorized reading.
The cover of the new passport book is printed with a special symbol representing the embedded chip. The symbol will appear in
port–of–entry areas where the electronic passport book can be read.
APPLICATION FOR A U.S. PASSPORT
NAME CHANGE, DATA CORRECTION, AND LIMITED PASSPORT BOOK REPLACEMENT
2” x 2”
2” x 2”
Submit two recent,
From 1” to
10. Current Passport Book or Passport Card Information
Your name as listed on your most recent passport book or passport card
Most recent passport book or passport card number Issue date
Please record the information as it currently appears in the passport book and/or passport card - even if it is incorrect.
Applicant’s Signature - age 16 and older
(if identifying minor)
Data Correction Evidence:
Name Change Evidence:
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End. #__________ Exp ____________
D O DP
Please select the document (or documents) which you are submitting:
OMB APPROVAL NO. 1405-0160
EXPIRATION DATE: 12-31-2010
ESTIMATED BURDEN: 30 MIN
9. Have You Ever Used A Different Name
(Maiden, Previous Marriage, Legal Name Change)? If yes, please complete.
(Attach additional pages if needed)
2. Date of Birth
7. Contact Phone Number
8. Email Address
First & Middle
The U.S. passport card may only be used for international travel by land or sea between the United States,
Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Please visit our website for detailed information.
U.S. Passport Book U.S. Passport Card
Attention: see WARNING on page two of instructions
YOU MUST SIGN AND DATE THE APPLICATION IN THE DESIGNATED AREA BELOW
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I declare under penalty of perjury all of the following: 1)I am a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States and have not, since acquiring U.S. citizenship or nationality,
performed any of the acts listed under “Acts or Conditions” on the reverse side of this application (unless explanatory statement is attached); 2)the statements made on the
application are true and correct; 3)I have not knowingly and willfully made false statements or included false documents in support of this application; 4)the photograph
submitted with this application is a genuine, current, photograph of me; and 5)I have read and understood the warning on page two of the instructions to the application form.
EF________ Postage________ Other________
5. Social Security Number
4. Place of Birth
(City & State or City & Country as it is presently known)
6. Mailing Address:
Street/RFD # or P.O. Box
In Care Of or Country, if applicable
Apartment or unit #
(Zip + 4 if known)
19. Travel Plans
18. Emergency Contact -
Provide the information of a person not traveling with you to be contacted in the event of an emergency.
16. Additional Contact Phone Numbers
11. Height 12. Hair Color 13. Eye Color 14. Occupation 15. Employer
State Zip CodeCity
17. Permanent Address:
Street/RFD # (No P.O. Box)
Date of Trip
Length of Trip Countries to be visited
Since your passport book or passport card
was issued has your name changed by
marriage or court order?
Current Name Last
Was your identifying information printed
incorrectly in your passport book or pass-
Date of Birth
Place of Birth (State or Country)Sex
If yes, please complete the informa-
tion as it should appear, and check
only the box(es) next to the
Was your most recent passport book lim-
ited for one year or less?
Please be sure to enclose your passport book with this application.
Please submit the following documents: Evidence of your name change (such as a marriage certicate or court order), your current passport book
and/or passport card, and this completed form to the address listed on page two of the instructions.
Please submit the following documents: Evidence of your correct identifying information (such as a marriage certicate or birth certicate), your
current passport book and/or passport card, and this completed form to the address listed on page two of the instructions.
If yes, please submit the following documents: Evidence of your United States citizenship and/or
evidence of your identity, your current passport book, and this completed form to the address listed
on page two of the instructions.
Please Note: To complete a name change, the travel document(s) which you are submitting must be less than one year old.
Please Note: To complete a limited passport book replacement, the passport book
which you are submitting must be less than one year old. Passport books limited in
validity because of multiple losses cannot be extended.
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If yes, please complete this
section with your current
Name of Applicant
(Last, First & Middle)
Date of Birth
Address: Street/RFD # or P.O. Box
State Zip Code Relationship
Apartment or unit #
Apartment or unit #