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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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how to change the birth year on US passport
by: Anonymous

Question: What does my husband need to do to change his birth year on his US passport? Social Security Administration has his correct birth year so he obtained his foreign birth certificate which showed the same year. He renewed his US passport on Oct 1. What do we need to do to make the correction at this point?

Answer: He may send the passport for a correction. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Passport with error
3. Foreign birth certificate (with translation if it's in a foreign language)
4. One new passport photo
5. Signed statement explaining the error

There is no fee to have the error corrected but if you want the process expedited, please include a check for $60. Standard processing currently takes 8 to 11 weeks while expedited service takes 5 to 7 weeks.

Documents
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport arrived with the wrong DOB. I see that I can submit form DS-5504. But is the original birth certificate the only acceptable document? Could the Certification of Naturalization be enough?

Answer: Yes, you may also send your Naturalization Certificate.

Birthplace
by: Anonymous

Question: My US passport has the wrong birthplace. It shows my current state but I was born in a different country. What do I do? And typically how long is the process?

Answer: You may apply for a correction at no cost to you. Standard service may take up to 18 weeks, 12 weeks if you expedite. If you have plans of traveling soon, you may use that passport and have the error corrected when you get back.

Wrong Date of Birth
by: Anonymous

Question: I received my US passport today but with the wrong date of birth. What supporting evidence should I submit along with DS 5504 form to correct the date of birth? Do photocopies of my state ID or US naturalization certificate with correct DOB work? what about a foreign apostilled birth certificate in English?

Answer: Your translated foreign birth certificate should be acceptable proof of the correct data. Please send the original document.

Wrong date of birth
by: Juloe

Question: Hi, on my passport my birth date is the 22nd of June as I thought that was my birth date. But I've just found out it's the 24th of June. What can I do? Need help, please.

Answer: You can have the error corrected at no cost to you. Please mail the following for the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport with error
3. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
4. Signed statement explaining the error
5. One new passport photo

Wrong birth month on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter's passport was issued in 2019. I just noticed the wrong birth month on her passport. Since it's been over one year, how can the birth month be corrected? The DS-5504 lists the correction must be completed within a year of when the passport was issued.

Answer: An error on a passport can be corrected anytime during its validity. But since you are applying after a year of issuance, the new corrected passport will be issued with the original passport's expiration date.

Apply for a Correction

Birthday change
by: Anonymous

Question: How do I change my date of birth on my passport if my driver's license and my other documents also have the wrong birthday on them? The only thing I have is my birth certificate from overseas and ID card.

Answer: You may send your foreign birth certificate as proof of the correct data. If it is in a foreign language, have it translated to English by a certified translator before sending.

Date of Birth Correction
by: Anonymous

Question: How can correct my date of Birth on my Nigerian Passport. I was born in Nigeria and now live in the USA.

Answer: Please contact the consular office of the Embassy of Nigeria regarding your Nigerian passport name change.

Mistake on passport application, please help!
by: Anonymous

Question: After I walked out of my appointment at a USPS office, IDK why I began to think I might have marked the female gender for my son's passport. Is it possible I can go in and ask them to change it before they ship the application! Somebody, please help me!

Answer: Applications are sealed after you take the oath but you can definitely try. If they won't allow it and the passport does arrive with an error, you may apply for a correction free of charge.

wrong birth date
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport office put the wrong birth date on my passport and passport card.

Answer: You may apply for a correction. Corrections are processed as a free service. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport with error
3. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
4. Signed statement explaining the error
5. One new passport photo

How can correct my date of on my British Pass as I was born in in india
by: Anonymous

Question: Do you know anything about British law? I got the correct date of birth certificate but unfortunately, my grandparents used a very wrong date on my passport in India before I travel to the UK. Please guide me thank you.

Answer: We have very limited knowledge on British passports. It is best that you contact Her Majesty's Passport Office for answers to your questions.

Birth Place
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I put the wrong birth city on my passport renewal. How can I fix that?

Answer: Please contact the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 about the error.

Wrong gender on passport and birth abroad certificate
by: Anonymous

Question: I tried to find where to correct the gender birth abroad certificate. It has been marked female for my son who was BORN male. I can only find documents to amend if he was transitioning which would not be correct, it is wrong in his American passport because if this would correcting the passport fix it the issue with his birth certificate as well?

Answer: You need to have the Consular Report of Birth Abroad corrected first. To do this, you need to contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate that issued the document.

Once the CRBA is corrected, you may apply for a passport correction.

My Consular Report of Birth Abroad has wrong DOB
by: Anonymous

Question: I found my original foreign birth certificate with my correct DOB. My Consular Report of Birth Abroad has had the wrong DOB my whole life. All my US documents have the CRBA DOB on them. Can I change my DOB on my passport?

Answer: Yes, you can. If your birth certificate is in a foreign language, have it translated before sending it in as proof of the correct data for the correction application.

Incorrect month on DOB
by: Anonymous

Question: It's time to renew my passport and also correct the month on my date of birth. Is it okay to fill out DS-82 and send a photocopy of my birth certificate? or do I have to submit the original copy?

Answer: You need to submit the original or a certified copy of your birth certificate plus a signed statement explaining the error in the old passport.

Mistake on application
by: Anonymous

Question: While filling out my passport application, under my parents information I put the wrong city my dad was born in and I’m traveling in 2 months... do you think this will stall the passport process. And will I get my passport in time.

Answer: The mistake may not affect your application. Should there be an issue, passport services will contact you. As long as your requirements are in order, the passport should be processed within the published processing times:

Standard service: 6 to 8 weeks
Expedited: 2 to 3 weeks

Documentation requirements
by: Rodrigo

Question: Is my certificate of naturalization good enough to submit a correction on an incorrect date of birth on my passport? If so, should i mail the original or a copy is enough? I also have a birth certificate but it is in a foreign language.

Answer: Your birth certificate will work. Please include a translation.

Corrected my DOB
by: Le

Question: Hello. I received my first time passport but DOB does not match that on my certificate of naturalization. I will apply for a correction using Form DS-5504. Can I submit my evidence of U.S. citizenship (a U.S certificate of Naturalization) instead my birth certificate? I was not born in the U.S. Thanks.

Answer: Please contact the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 for answers to your question.

Incorrect birth month on my passport
by: Zafeira

Question: I just received my new passport and the month of my birth was incorrect and I am planning to travel in two days to the USA. I have the correct date in the application but it was printed wrong on my passport. What should I do? Can I still travel? Will I need some extra paper for proof of the right date of my birth from the polish of my country?

Answer: Please contact the CBP regarding entry into the United States.

Incorrect birth year on my passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I just received my new passport and my year of birth was incorrect and I have not received my certificate of citizenship back when I applied for my passport. Can I still get my passport corrected without my citizenship certificate? If so, what are the requirements? I was born overseas and I don't have a copy of my birth certificate.

Answer: You need to either wait for your citizenship certificate or secure a certified copy of your birth certificate to present as proof of the correct data.

Change of date of birth
by: Olamoses

Question: The date of birth on my international passport is the same on my ID card, while the one in my bank bvn is the same with the one in my declaration of age. Which of them do i have to correct?

Answer: You need to correct whichever document does not have your correct date of birth.

Incorrect DOB
by: Faruk

Question: What is the best number to contact home office regarding incorrect DOB. As I have applied to correct my date of birth on September 2018 until now I have not received my documents back yet it's around 15 months now.

Answer: Hello, Faruk. You may contact the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: The birth date on my passport is incorrect and I’m planning on traveling in a week. Can I still travel?

Answer: Yes, you can. Then you can apply for a correction when you get back.

Changing of date of birth
by: SAmous

Question: I just have my real date of birth from my biological daddy last week. I never knew I was using the wrong birth date since I applied for a passport back in Africa. But now that I’m USA citizen, how can I change it on my USA passport and certificate of naturalization? I called my county passport office I was told they can correct it for me but I’ve to swear an oath and court affidavit. Please what can I do?

Answer: You first need to change the birth date on your Naturalization Certificate. Once this is done, you may use said document as proof of the correct data when you apply for a passport correction.

The month of my birthday is wrong
by: javier

Question: Hello, I just got my U.S. passport but I noticed that the month in my birthday is incorrect. Everything else is fine. Will that affect my future travel that i have already booked?
Can i still travel and do the correction later.

Answer: You may still travel with the error but I suggest you contact the airline to check if it could cause an issue. Different airlines have varying regulations.

Please help
by: AnonymAneleous

Question: It’s been 25 years that my date of birth in my passport is different from my social security card, now I decided to correct it. I have my birth certificate & social security card, drivers license & id from work, can I correct it? What are my consequences?

Answer: You can correct it. There will be no consequences.

Wrong place of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling overseas in less than a week and just noticed that place of birth is wrong on my passport. Will I still be able to travel? Please advise.

Answer: Yes, you will be able to travel. We strongly recommend applying for a correction after your trip. Corrections are processed as a free expedited service.

Change of place of birth in passport
by: Leslie

Question: Is it possible to change my place of birth in passport? Or do I need to apply for a new one to be able to follow the place of birth on my psa?

Answer: I am not sure what you mean by 'psa'. Can you elaborate?

Birth year and last name
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I'm from the Philippines but currently working here in Kuwait. My problem in my passport is the date year it should be 1994 not 1991 and also my lastname is incorrect. Can i change my lastname and year here in kuwait? But we all know the when we already record in imigration airport when we travel in internationally because of the fingerprint and took a picture with us. It's a biometric.

Answer: Hello. We specialize in U.S. passport issuance and U.S. citizen travel. We do not have information on Philippine passports.

Date of birth correction
by: Anonymous

Question: I have an updated copy of my Hong Kong birth certificate and its in English. My certificate of citizenship shows incorrect date of birth, as does my U.S. passport. Can I have my U.S. passport's date of birth corrected first and at same time contact to USCIS to correct my certificate of citizenship?

Answer: You have need to send the original birth certificate for both processes. Unless you have certified copies of the document, you need to do the corrections one at a time.

Wrong date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport has the wrong birth date. It says I was born in 1939. It's an error as I was born in 1989. But the passport has ran out what should I do?

Answer: You can apply for a passport renewal and make sure to clearly write 1989 on the form. I suggest also including your birth certificate and a signed statement explaining the error in your previous passport.

Error ON Passport Help
by: Anonymous

Question: My son's passport has been renewed for over a year now and I just realized the DOB is wrong. The day is off by 6 days. We are traveling to Dominican Republic in less than a week. Can we travel with this mistake and fix it when we get back? Thanks.

Answer: Yes, you can travel and apply for the correction when you get back.

Error in passport
by: Christian Anonymous

Question: My passport year of birth is not correct; the day and month of birth are correct but the year is not correct. My question is this: I’m currently working in the United Arab Emirates and I’m from Nigeria. Can I do this passport correction here in Dubai or must I travel back to my country Nigeria before I can make the correction on my passport?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Nigeria regarding your Nigerian passport.

Wrong passport date of birth on passport
by: Julie

Question: We just received our 1.5-year-old daughter's passport with the wrong birth date on it. We are traveling to Barbados in 2 weeks! She was going to be a lap child since she's under 2, but the passport birth date says she is over 2. What should I do?

Answer: You may go to the closest regional passport agency to request for a correction. Corrections are processed as a free expedited service and the new passport will be issued in 1 to 8 business days.

Regional agencies normally require appointments. If you cannot secure one, you may still take your chances, just make sure to arrive before the agency opens to increase your chances of securing a slot.

Wrong birth date on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I just received my passport and it has the wrong birth date (month and year are correct). The birth day should be 15 and it is printed 05. I leave in a month can I still travel with this typo? I'm just nervous about sending it back and getting it back in time for my trip.

Answer: You may travel with the passport and have the error corrected when you get back.

Wrong DOB on green card about to naturalize
by: DAVE

Question: I have a wrong year (dob) on my green card and I am about to be naturalized. How do I change that during naturalization? I have the right age on the new birth certificate I just got from my home country. Keep in mind that the birth certificate I submitted to he USCIS during green card interview had the wrong year in it. Thanks.

Answer: Please contact the USCIS regarding naturalization and what needs to be done to correct your DOB on your naturalization certificate.

Wrong date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: I just noticedd that my son’s passport has a wrong DOB on it? We are flying the first week of July. Can that be fix it when we come back?

Answer: Yes, you may apply for the correction when you get back.

Wrong DOB
by: Anonymous

Question: I am an American citizen, but not living in the U.S. I was born in Jordan and living in Jordan. I turned 20 recently and I found out that the date of birth in my passport is wrong,
The difference is 5 months. This is my 2nd passport. The first one was issued when I was a minor. What should I do to correct my DOB on my U.S. passport?

Answer: Corrections are processed as a free service. Please report to the U.S. Embassy in Amman with the following:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport with error
3. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
4. Signed statement explaining the error
5. One new passport photo

Wrong citizrnship and passport DOB
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a U.S. citizen living abroad for 17 years. I just finished medicine when I decided to apply for medical board exams in the U.S. I found different DOB in my passport. How can I correct this?

Answer: Corrections are processed as a free service. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport with error
3. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
4. Signed statement explaining the error
5. One new passport photo

Date of Birth Wrong
by: Cole

Question: I just received my son's passport and it has the wrong date of birth on it and not sure how it happened. How do I get this fixed if we are to travel in less than 2 weeks?

Answer: You may travel with the passport with error and apply for a correction when you get back.

Wrong Birth Month on Expired Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My birth certificate is hard to read and my passport appears to have a 4 instead of a 9 in the birth month. I did not ever realize this until it was almost expired. Then I did not get it renewed in time before expiration. I see the form to change this and to renew. But because the date is wrong I do not know if I should just reapply altogether or if renewing and sending the correction form will fix it altogether. Please let me know what is best to do in this case.

Answer: If it has not need more than 5 years since expiration, you may still apply for a renewal by mail. Make sure to write the correct date of birth in the application form and include a signed statement explaining the error in the previous passport plus a photocopy of your birth certificate.

Date of birth change
by: Anonymous

Question: I want to change my date of birth in my passport. I want to know if I will do his, will there be any changes in the passport number or they will issue new passport with same passport number?

Answer: You will be issued a new passport book with a new passport number.

My 15-year-old son's wrong DOB.
by: Heather

Question: My 15-year-old son is traveling to Sweden with his soccer team in July and just noticed that his passport has the wrong DOB by 6 days. The coach needs to send in passport numbers now and was told that if corrections were done, he would be issued a new passport. Can he still travel and we correct when he gets back?

Answer: Yes, he can.

Wrong date of birth
by: Maria

Question: How can I fix this because I need to renew my passport? For Proof I only have my birth certificate with my maiden name. Thank you.

Answer: You may still submit your birth certificate as proof of the correct data when applying for a correction.

Certificate of Naturalization and Passport Birth Date Error
by: John

Question: I am 41 yrs old. I came to the United States when I was 11 and obtained citizenship some time before turning 20. Along the way, my Certificate of Naturalization shows my birthday as 2/28/1978 and so does my US Passport, although my birthday is 12/28/1978. My parents noticed this problem before but because we had no problems entering and leaving US with my US passport, no one wanted to do anything about it. Now, I feel if I keep this issue as is, I could potentially run into many problems - life insurance policy, property ownership, bank accounts, etc. All of these accounts I've opened throughout my life have been opened with my real birthday of 12/28/1978. Please help!

Answer: Hello, John. You need to contact the USCIS about having the error corrected on your Certificate of Naturalization. Once this is done, you may apply for a passport correction and submit the amended Certificate of Naturalization as proof of the correct data.

Error
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi! Can I show up in person at the federal building in Los Angeles in order to correct my birth date?

Answer: Yes, you can. Please bring proof of immediate international travel for make sure you will be entertained.

You may schedule an appointment here:
Agency Appointment Scheduler


Father's DOB and birth place are unknown
by: Caleb

Question: I am 21. I don’t know fathers DOB OR BIRTH PLACE but know that he is a U.S. citizen. I expedited my passport because I am traveling on May 11th to the Dominican Republic. I stated that on passport application that I didn’t know my fathers DOB OR BIRTHPLACE. I crossed out 1 line. Initialed. Submitted. Think I’ll have a problem? My mother’s DOB and place is correct as is mine.

Answer: There shouldn't be any issue. Should questions arise, you will be contacted by passport services with instructions on how to resolve it.

Incorrect DOB on passport.
by: Jonny

Question: Hi, I just received my passport with an incorrect date of birth. I have to travel out of the country in less than 2 weeks. Can I travel out and in with out any issue? Of course I will make a correction after I get back from my trip. Please advise! Thanks

Answer: Yes, you may travel and have the error corrected when you get back.

Wrong issue date
by: Anonymous

Question: I am traveling soon with my family and noticed my passport had expired yet my husbands passport is not. We all applied at the same time in 2011 and his is still good for two more years. My passport has a wrong issued date which made it expire sooner. How can I fix it?

Answer: Please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak to a customer service representative.

I want to correct birthdate on passport
by: Huy Bui

Question: Before I came to the United States, I lost all of my personal belongs such as my IDs and my birth certificate. So when I came here, I picked a different birth year, now I came back to my country and I asked for a copy of my birth certificate. Now I want to correct the DOB on my passport, what should/can I do?

Answer: Since this is not a printing error, you need to renew your passport to have it reflect the correct date of birth.

Passport correction processing time
by: Susan

Question: Hi. I sent everything in for the passport correction (DOB was wrong). I put on the envelope and the cover sheet "correction - please expedite". But when I checked the passport processing time for my application, it says it will take 6-8 weeks, as it was not sent "expedited" which would have cost me some money, and I would have had to provide travel plans. Is this processing time correct? Thanks.

Answer: Corrections are processed as a free expedited service which takes 2 to 3 weeks by mail. Please check the status again after several business days. You may also call customer service at 1-877-487-2778.

Wrong date of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: My husband's passport has the wrong date of birth! His birth certificate is from the Dominican Republic. Can I send the original birth certificate and a translated birth certificate with the passport to correct the mistake? Please help.

Answer: Yes, you can.

When can I expect to receive the corrected passport
by: Susan

Question: Hi. Once you have received the paperwork and incorrect passport, how long does it typically take to process and mail out the new one? According to my U.S. mail tracking receipt, you should receive my info by March 5. Is 30 days after that a reasonable time frame to receive it?

Answer: Hi, Susan. Corrections are processed as an expedited service. It should take 2 to 3 weeks for your new passport to arrive. You may check the status of the application here: http://uspsg.net/status/.

Wrong date of birth on passport
by: Tee

Question: My daughter's friend got her passport and she just realized that the date of birth is wrong but the trip she is leaving for is in two weeks to be exact. What can she do?

Answer: She can travel with the passport then apply for a correction when she gets back.

Wrong birthdate
by: Shahi newaz

Question: My mother's birth date is wrong on her passport. It is off by 1 year. How do we change the birth date?

Answer: You may apply for a correction. Corrections are processed as a free service. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Current passport
3. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
4. Signed statement explaining the error
5. One new passport photo

Incorrect DOB
by: Susan

Question: Hi. My date of birth was printed incorrectly on my passport. If I submit the original birth certificate as proof, will I be able to have that returned to me along with the new passport? Should I enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope? Thank you for your help.

Answer: Hello, Susan. Your birth certificate will be returned to you in a separate mailing from the new (corrected) passport. There is no need to include a self-addressed envelope.

What’s the cost for a corrected passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I just corrected my birth date on my naturalization certificate and want to change it on my passport so they match. I have filled out the form but not sure what the cost is. It’s hard to find that on the site.
Also I have seen a note about adding "correction - expedite please" on the envelope somewhere as well. Is that indeed the case?

Answer: Corrections are processed as a free expedited service. Please write the words "correction - expedite please" on the envelope.

Error on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My mom applied for a US passport about 20 years ago. We just realized that it has the wrong date of birth on it. We need to get this fixed but she does not have a birth certificate. She migrated decades ago to the USSR and they took all her original papers and gave her Russian documents. The only document she has is a Russian passport and a marriage license that has her correct date of birth. Would that be an alternative to a birth certificate? How can we get the date fixed on her US Passport?

Answer: Please have your mother contact the U.S. Embassy in Moscow or any of the U.S. Consulates in Vladivostok or Yekaterinburg for assistance.

Change of birth place
by: Anonymous

Question: Is it an issue to change my birth place on my passport as I have my birth certificate from Germany?

Answer: If you can provide sufficient proof of the right data, the change should not be an issue.

DOB wrong
by: samantha

Question: Hi. I didn’t notice until the other day that my passport has the wrong DOB on it. How do I get it changed please?

Answer: You may apply for a correction. Corrections are processed as a free service. Please mail the following to the address on the form:

1. Form DS-5504
2. Proof of the correct data (birth certificate)
3. Signed statement explaining the error
4. One new passport photo

Wrong date on my passport
by: Maria

Question: I would like to renew my passport put it has the wrong birth date. I would like to know how I go to correcting it.

Answer: Hi, Maria. You can enter the correct birth date on Form DS-82, submit a copy of your birth certificate and a signed statement explaining the error on the previous passport. These must be submitted with the rest of the renewal requirements.

Wrong DOB on my U.S. passport
by: Aramis

Question: I have the same situation. My DOB on my U.S. passport is wrong. I found out on this site that in order to correct it, I must submit a copy of my original passport. My birth certificate is from Europe, do need to translate it to English first? Thanks for the help.

Answer: Hi, Aramis. You need to send your original birth certificate as evidence of the correct data. Please have it translated to English by a competent translator and send the translation with the original.

Birth date is wrong
by: Anonymous

Question: The birth date is wrong on my passport. I was wondering if I need to use my original birth certificate for proof of the correct or I can use a copy?

Answer: You need to submit the original birth certificate as proof of the correct data. The document will be returned to you once the process is completed.

Wrong ID and wrong date.
by: Prince

Question: I'm getting a passport, but my voter's certificate have one typographical error. Also, my old college ID have 1 typographical error but my NSO is correct. It can be valid?

Answer: Hi, Prince. What country issued your documents? NSO does not seem to be a U.S. government agency.

Incomplete place of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: Hey, can I travel if my passport has an incomplete place of birth and the municipality is in abbreviation? My flight is less than a week?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Incorrect place of birth
by: Anonymous

Question: I received my passport with an incorrect place of birth, and I realized I input the wrong data on my passport application. Can I still file the form DS-5504?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Wrong birth date on passport, leaving for Israel tomorrow at 4 PM
by: Sharon

Question: I just realized the birth date on my passport is incorrect. I am leaving for Israel tomorrow at 4 PM, I looked at my passport application and I have the correct date in the application but it was printed wrong on my passport. What should I do?

Answer: You may apply for a passport correction when you return from your trip.

Wrong date of birth and trip is in a week
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I’ve just received my passport and it has my Date of Birth wrong. My trip is less than a week away. What should I do? Cancel my trip? Use the passport as is and correct it later?

This is very urgent as my trip is around the corner.

Thanks!

Answer: You may use the passport for your trip and apply for a correction after.

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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