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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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Incorrect date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: The date of birth on my social security card does not match that on my passport and CDL. It's time to renew it but DMV refused to renew because of the mismatch. I went to the social security office to fix it but they require proof. They need the Naturalization Certificate that we lost and it takes 13 months to get a renewal. So till then i can't get my driver License. What can be done? I can't be without license.

Answer: Since this is an issue with social services, you need to contact them for other options. You may also contact the DMV to see if they have any advice on the matter.

Wrong year on passport
by: Anonymously

Question: My mum mistakenly changed the year I was born on my passport years ago. Is it possible to change it back?

Answer: Yes, you can apply for a correction and provide your birth certificate as proof of the correct data.

Wrong birthday
by: Arthur

Question: After correcting my birth date on my passport, what will happen to other documents such as diplomas with the wrong birth date? Thank you.

Answer: It should not affect your other documents.

Wrong birth date of my mother
by: Anonymous

Question: My mother passed away almost 35 years ago. I don't remember her birthday by heart. When I applied to renewed my passport I couldn't find her birth certificate. So I wrote a guess date but later on I finally found it and I know that what I have on my application was wrong. What will happen to my application?

Answer: There should not be an issue with your application.

Wrong birth date recorded
by: Honest Abe

Question: My birth certificate in Mexico had a typo (Julio = July, versus Junio = June). All my documents in the US (Social Security, employment, naturalization papers, Medicare) indicate a June month, including all previous passports (which is the correct month). When my father passed away I found the Mexican birth certificate. Is it best to continue with the June month as all my US documents indicate June?

Answer: Information on all your documents, especially your passport, must be true and correct. You may apply for a correction of the birth date and submit your birth certificate as evidence of the correct data.

Correction of date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I correct my date of birth on my naturalization certificate to match my birth certificate? If so more less how long does it take to make the change so i can also correct my passport?

Answer: Please contact the USCIS regarding your Naturalization Certificate.

Correction of date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I correct my date of birth? My naturalization certificate and U.S. passport don't match my birth certificate. The error was made where I was born and I was given a birth certificate with the wrong date. Many years later, I want to go back and get a copy, this time with the correct birth date.

Answer: Once you have the birth date corrected on your birth and naturalization certificates, you may proceed to applying for a passport correction.

Difference in birth date
by: Anonymous

Question: The birth date on my social security card and on my passport are different. How can i change the date on my passport to match the birth date on my social security?

Answer: You may apply for a correction of the printing error on your passport. Please prepare the following:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Passport with error
3. Evidence of the correct data like your birth certificate
4. Signed statement explaining the error

There is no fee for correcting the error on your passport.

Error on childs passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I have an issue. There's has been a long standing error on my child's passport concerning his date of birth since his first trip from my home country and he has to file an application soon. How do we go about rectifying the issue?

Answer: Hi. You may have the passport corrected but if it is close to expiration, you can just apply for a new passport instead.

Make sure to fill out the application form with the correct birth date to avoid the same issue.

correction of date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: I submitted an application for the renewal of my U.S. passport along with a cover letter requesting that my date of birth be changed. I also attached my birth certificate issued by the Philippine government. They told me that I have to correct my date of birth on my certificate of U.S. naturalization before they can process my renewal. I was told by USCIS that they can not correct my date of birth unless the error was made by them. Can I now request to proceed processing my renewal application with my date of birth unchanged?

Answer: You need to fill out passport application forms only with correct information so you cannot apply for a renewal with the incorrect birth date. Please indicate your correct birth date.

If the mistake is just on your U.S. passport, you can submit your naturalization certificate bearing your correct birth date. If the mistake is also on the naturalization certificate, the USCIS should be able to correct it.

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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