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Fees for name change and renewal and to expedite
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport doesn’t expire until 2021 however I remarried so I need a name change. Can you tell me what fees I need to pay as well as to expedite the process as well?

Answer: A renewal with name change costs $110. If you want to expedite the process, just add $60 to the fee and mail the renewal requirements to the following address:

National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

Please write EXPEDITE on the outside of the envelope.

If you are traveling in 2 weeks or less and can present proof of such, you may submit your application in person at a regional passport agency. Appointments are required.

18 yr old passport
by: 3Jz

Question: My passport was issued in 1999. I have gotten married since then, in 2002. Can I renew it with a name change or do I need to apply for a new one?

Answer: You need to apply for a new passport. Please gather the following requirements:

1. Form DS-11 (completed but unsigned)
2. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
3. Proof of identity (bearing your current legal name)
4. Photocopy of ID
5. One passport photo
6. Payment for fees

You need to submit these in person at a nearby acceptance facility where an agent will witness your signature and seal the envelope to send to the processing center.

Previous names
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport has my legal name, do I have to put my previous names (birth name, previous married name) which I did when I first applied for my passport in 2008?

Answer: If the information is required in the application form then you have to provide such.

changed name back to maiden name
by: Nina

Question: My passport had expired years ago and I got divorced since then and changed my name back to my maiden name. What do I need to renew my passport? I have my social security card with my maiden name is this sufficient?

Answer: A social security card does not suffice as primary evidence of a legal name change. You need to submit your divorce decree which states the change of name.

If the fact that you returned to your maiden name is not stated on the divorce decree, call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative about alternative documents you can submit.

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