Name Change

Passport Name Change Instructions Checklist

Step 1.

Application DS-82. Click here to complete only one form is required: DS-5504 if the current passport is LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD. If the passport is more than one year old see the Passport Renewal Checklist (includes form DS-82.) This application MUST be filled out online and printed correctly or it will be rejected by the Department of State. You must click "create form" at the end of the application, after the summary of fees page (NOTE: fees might not match up with what this checklist indicates must be paid-FOLLOW THE CHECKLIST!) This form will have two bar codes-one located in the upper left hand corner vertically next to your last name and one at the bottom right hand corner across the bottom of the page. SIGN IT!

Step 2.

Itinerary for Proof of Travel: The travel itinerary dates MUST match the Authorization Letter. Proof of travel includes official travel tickets, hotel reservations or travel documented on business or company letterhead. One copy of the itinerary is needed.

Step 3.

Two PROFESSIONAL Passport Photos: These must meet the government requirements including, but not limited to: 2x2 photo with a white background, no uniform, no head gear (i.e. -sun glasses, eye patches, hats or orthodontic apparatus.) You take your picture at CVS or Walgreens.

Step 4.

Documentation Required for Name Change: An ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPY of your marriage certificate, divorce decree or court ordered name change.

Step 5.

Old Passport Book: Your old passport book MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION. It will not be accepted if mutilated or in poor condition. This WILL be returned to you with your new passport.

Step 6.

Government Fees: A money order or check (not a starter or temporary check) in the amount of $60.00. You may not request a passport card in addition to a book u are renewing. The correct spelling of the "pay to the order of" is US Department of State. DO NOT ABBREVIATE. Make a copy of the check to include in the Federal Express package.

Step 7.

Authorization Letter: Format will be sent to you after the order is placed.This letter allows Visa and Passport Agency to act on your behalf to procure your expedited passport. The travel dates MUST match the DS-82 and the travel itinerary. Make two copies of this Authorization Letter. Please fill and signed them both.

Step 8.

Pay TPS Service Fee. Complete an Order Form and print. Choose the service required to best meet your needs.

1-2 Business Days $225

2-3 Business Days $199

3-5 Business Days $170

5-7 Business Days $140

7-14 Business Days $70

Step 9.

FedEx: Proceed to FedEx with the documents and additional copies. Place the required documents and the additional copies as well as a copy of this completed checklist in the FedEx envelope and insert the label provided in the plastic sleeve outside. It is pre-addressed and pre-paid.

Step 10.

Ship Documents to:

Important Note: Call us before submitting your documents.
1 (888) 343-1114,
Miami: (305) 812-4294


Please Contact us before SHIPPING

Ship to:
The Passport Station
2332 Galiano Street 2nd Floor.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

FedEx – Drop Off Locator
1 (888) 343-1114

Return Shipping or Provide Pre-paid Air Waybill

Add $70.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) for First Overnight

Add $50.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) for Saturday Overnight

Add $30.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) or provide pre-paid air waybill.