Is there still an official record of my expired passport?
Question: Hello. I'm applying for a new passport because my former one expired years ago. I can't find my old passport to use it as identification, so I was wondering whether there is a record somewhere of the old passport that I could have someone look up. (It's tricky for me to just use my birth certificate because my last name was changed--but not legally--when I was 6 years old.)
You can apply for a passport record
. There is a fee of $150 and it can take up to six weeks to get it. However, you cannot use a passport record as evidence of U.S. citizenship
If your birth certificate does not show your current legal name and you have not applied for a name change court order, then you can present 3 or more public records that show the exclusive use of your name for at least 5 years. You may also be required to appear with someone who can serve as a witness to your identity.
For a complete list of requirements, click the link below.Apply for a New Passport
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