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How do I correct wrong birthdate on passport?

by Hanh
(Metuchen, NJ, USA)

Question: What do I need to do if I just realized that the birth year on my passport is incorrect and does not match my American citizenship certificate? At this time I do not need to renew my passport. I plan on flying out of the country in February next year and realized that the year printed on my passport is incorrect.


I provided the office with my American citizen certificate which has the correct birth year when I first applied for the passport. I traveled with it before and had no trouble coming in and out of the country but I am worried that I might one day and don't want to take that chance.

Answer: You can request a passport correction for an incorrect date of birth by submitting form DS-5504 to the address on the form.

You can do this at any time during the validity of the passport with additional cost.

It will be necessary to submit your present passport and evidence of the correct date of birth.

Correction of U.S. passports with printing errors in them are given priority and are usually processed as fast as expedited passport applications.

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Solution to my problem
by: Anonymous

Question: Please, I need a person who can help out in the correction of my passport date of birth and also remove my native name.

Answer: We removed the phone number you posted for security purposes.

In order to have an error corrected on your passport, you need to submit Form DS-5504 along with the following:

-the passport with error
-a signed statement explaining the error
-proof of the correct data
-new passport photo (if it has been more than 90 days since issuance)

If you can also provide evidence of name change, you may also change the name on your passport in the same application. Please call 1-877-487-2778 for further assistance.

Incorrect birth date on passport
by: kaeser

Question: How do I correct the wrong birth date on my passport?

Answer: In order to have the error on your passport corrected, you need to submit the following:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Passport with error
3. Signed statement explaining the error
4. Evidence of the correct data (birth certificate)
5. New passport photo (if the passport was issued more than 90 days ago)

Please submit the above-mentioned requirements to the address on the form.

Wrong place of birth on passport
by: Gbenga

Question: The name of place of birth I filled in on the application form did not appear on my e-passport after collection.

Answer: You may apply for a replacement of the passport with an error. If it has been less than a year since issuance, you may use Form DS-5504 and send it to the address on the form. You must send the following:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Passport with error
3. Signed statement explaining the error
4. Proof of correct data (birth certificate)
5. New passport photo (if passport was issued more than 90 days ago)

There is no fee for passport corrections and it is processed as an expedited service. You should get your new passport in the mail in 2-3 weeks.

wrong date of birth on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I need to renew my passport which I need to present my birth certificate, but the date on my birth certificate is different from my passport. Can it cause a problem?

Answer: If the date of birth in your passport is incorrect, submit your birth certificate and letter of explanation with the completed form DS-82. Your new passport should be printed with the correct birth date. Click the link below for more information.

Passport Renewal Requirements

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