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Problem with Signature in Passport

Question: When I was signing my passport my pen ran out of ink and also I did not write my middle name. I wrote over the original signature with a different pen and filled in my middle name.


I called and was told I could just draw a single line through the original signature and rewrite my signature above. Will this be a problem when I travel if I do it this way or would it be wise to request another passport to avoid a problem on an upcoming trip? Thank you for your help in this matter.

Awaiting your reply.

Answer: Striking a line through the incorrect signature in your passport and signing above is the correct procedure in this case. There should be no problem when you travel.

You can apply to replace your passport if you desire but you will have to pay the appropriate fees.

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Passport Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My signature on my SS card does not match the one on my passport. Can I cross out the passport signature and use the one on my SS card?

Answer: Yes, you can.

passport signature
by: Gurdeep

Question: My name is Gurdeep but in my passport, my signature spelling is Gurdep by mistake.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Senior Unable to Sign
by: Anonymous

Question: My mom is physically unable to sign her name anymore. First, how do I complete her renewal application without her signature? And then, once we receive her new passport, what should we put on the signature line?

Answer: You can print and sign your name and indicate your relationship to your mother. This should be acceptable in place of her own signature. Also, include a signed explanation of why the applicant is unable to affix her own signature on the application.

Signature on passport
by: Kirk

Question: Hi. I'm getting worried as I just submitted my passport application and my passport has arrived. However, I cannot fully remember what signature I wrote down. I can't remember whether I put a space between my first initial and last name or if I put a dot between my first initial and last name. Would it matter if I left a space instead of a dot when I sign my actual passport/renew my passport?

Answer: It will not be an issue.

Passport signature
by: Tin

Question: I used a blue pen in signing my passport. Is it okay?

Answer: Hi, Tin. Black ink is ideal but blue should not be an issue.


Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My old passport has a signature over my printed name but my new passport is just a signature. Is that ok?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Passport Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My mother was supposed to get her passport in 2007 but when she was about to sign it, they need her original signature way back when she was a teenager. Should we request another passport or we can still get it? What can we do if my mother can retrieve her old signature?

Answer: Your mother should be able to use her current signature, no need to retrieve an old one. Also, she needs to submit a new application.

Signature Scanned
by: Anonymous

Question: If my daughter signs her application and emails it to me to send in will that be OK?

Answer: If it's a renewal then, she can send the application to you by mail, not email. If she's applying for the first time, she needs to go to an acceptance facility in person.

Passport Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I forgot to sign my application and was asked to submit another. Do I need to resubmit a picture and payment or just the completed form?

Answer: You only need to resubmit the form.

11 y.o. son signed his passport in red ink
by: Anonymous

Question: I gave my son his passport to sign and he signed it in red ink. I had him cross it out and sign it in black ink. Is this OK or do I need to apply for a new passport?

Answer: It should be okay.

Thumb imprint on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My child is 4 months old and he has a U.S. passport. Instead of writing his name and his father's signature, we had his thumb impression on his passport. Is it okay or do we need to apply for a new passport?

Answer: There is no need to apply for a new passport for your child. A parent may just affix her/her signature on the space indicated for it.

Application Resubmission
by: Anonymous

Question: I received the email/letter from the department that I forgot to sign my original application. Do I just send back a signed application or do I need to attach another photo as well? I assume they have all of my previously submitted documents and payment.

Answer: There will be no need to resubmit everything, just the signed application form.

Returned passport application not signed
by: A. Charles

Question: I used Adobe software to fill out my application. My application was returned stating it had no signature. Also included was my old passport new photo & money order. Do I have to submit a new application, new photo & money order? Or just signed the old application and resubmit?

Answer: It is best that you either use the online form filler, print it then sign it or print the form and complete it by hand. You may send the same photo and money order if it is still valid.

Mistake with Signature on passport form
by: Anonymous

Question: I applied for a new passport and mistakenly have given a different signature in the passport form at the Passport office PSK. The signature which I have given on my passport form is totally different from my Pan card and driver's license. And all the formalities have been done but still, the police verification has not been done. Can I change it before the passport is issued or before the police verification?

Answer: Once your passport application is received and the processing agent sees that the signatures on your ID and form are different, they will contact you regarding the error with instructions on how and where to send an updated form. Please wait for that letter to arrive before taking any action.

Passport signature
by: Darrskie

Question: When I got my passport, I didn't put my signature yet because I did not have travel plans. Now I have a new signature, can I put in the passport?

Answer: Yes, you can.

signing passport
by: Aarti

Question: When I signed my passport I left some space between Aar and ti but in other documents, they are joined. Will it create any issues?

Answer: The space should not be an issue.

Different signatures
by: Kendra

Question: I changed my signature and I use it in all of my documents including my US visa and seaman's book. But I have an old signature on my passport. Can I still travel?

Answer: Yes, you should still be able to travel but you may have to explain the disparity in the signatures in case it is noticed by immigration officials.

double signature
by: cris

Question: My signature on my other passport is double written. What will happen?

Answer: As long as the signature is legible, it should not be an issue.

Signature not consistent
by: Anonymous

Question: I submitted my passport application a few weeks ago, and recently got a letter back stating, "Your signature listed on the application is not consistent with the signature on the identification that was submitted." I have to go back to the same acceptance facility and "sign a new application or submit a statement explaining the disparity between the signature on the application and [my] submitted identification."

Can I handwrite a letter to them stating why my signature was short/ Different?

Answer: Yes, a written and signed letter explaining the disparity will suffice. We also recommend sending in a new form signed with a signature similar to the one in your ID.

Child signed wrong place
by: Anonymous

Question: My son received his new UK passport and signed it below the signature holder line. The UK passport agency has said it is still valid for travel but cannot guarantee it won’t cause any issues at border patrol and it is down to each individual country. Will it cause issues at the USA border if his signature is below the line but still on the correct page?

Answer: It should not be an issue. You may contact the CBP to confirm.

Wrote outside the box
by: Anonymous

Question: When I was writing my signature on my renewed passport, I accidentally wrote my name outside the box. Like, my name is above the box, not a single letter is inside it. Will this cause any problems when traveling to the US? Do I have to get a new one?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, I'm a naturalized U.S. citizen and I have my U.S. passport. I renewed it six years ago and I had to sign it but I just wrote my name.

My Mexican passport also had that same "name" signture, but last year, before COVID hit, I had to renew it and I signed it with a more fashionable signature.

Will that be a problem when I'm traveling?
Having my Mexican and American passports with different signatures?

Answer: The signature difference will not be an issue.

Wrong signature on passport
by: Jen

Question: My older daughter mistakenly signed my middle daughter's passport. Do I need to get my middle daughter a new passport? Should I have my middle daughter cross out my older daughter's name and write hers? Or do I need a new passport?

Answer: Hello, Jen. You can simply strike a single line through the wrong signature and have the passport's owner sign right above it.

Delay
by: Anonymousi

Question: I sent in all the paperwork to renew my passport and expedited it. I got there on June 3. On July 9, I got an email from them saying I forgot to sign it.

I made out a new one and overnighted it. It is now July 24 and I haven’t heard anything. I leave for vacation on September 8. Do you think I will get it in time? It says processing. Thank you.

Answer: It is likely that your passport will arrive in time for your trip but we cannot provide any guarantees. Expect a slight delay in the processing due to the missing signature but your application should still be expedited.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my my new passport with my typical signature, first name initial, and full last name. Will this be ok?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Parent Signature Error
by: BernadetteAnonymous

Question: Hi. At Myrtle Beach Airport, I was told I must sign my daughter's passport bc she is 17. My daughter already had signed, so I signed above her name. Found out though, I did get the adult passport for my daughter and did not need to sign it. Do we need to get a corrected passport now or just put a line through my signature? My daughter's signature is on the line provided and my signature is above hers. They do not overlap.

Answer: Yes, you can strike a straight line through your signature or you may simply leave the signatures the way they are. If questions arise, just explain which signature belongs to whom.

Wrong ink used in renewal passport application
by: Anonymous

Question: I used blue ink in my passport renewal application by mistake. Would that be a problem?

Answer: Yes, it may be a problem because the computer may not be able to read blue ink. If you already submitted the application, please wait for passport services to contact you with instructions on how and where to send a new form completed in black ink.

New passport signature different from application signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my renewal application using the signature on my old passport. I would like to use a simpler signature on my new passport. Is that okay, or must it match the signature on my application?

Answer: Yes, it is okay to use a different signature.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I am from Maguindanao and I have an erasure in my passport signature. I come to DHL Express for apostille of my documents but they said I have an erasure in my signature they said that they are not sure if DFA will accept my documents since I have an erasure in my passport signature. It is a problem to have an Erasure in our passport's signature?

Answer: Please contact the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs regarding Philippine passports. If you are in the United States, please contact the Philippine Embassy regarding your concern.

Different signatures
by: Kendrcick

Question: My signature in the passport is different from my signature on visa and seaman's book. Is there be a conflict in immigration when I travel?

Answer: If the signatures are completely different, questions and issues may arise.

Unable to write cursive secondary to stroke
by: Anonymous

Question: I have an 18 yo child who, due to a stroke, can not write in cursive for his passport application. Will they accept a printed version of his name.

Answer: Yes, it should be acceptable. You may include a signed letter with an explanation for good measure.

Passport application
by: Anonymous

Question: I was applying for my passport and doing expedited since my trip is in 10 weeks. On the DS11 form for the signature, I signed how I normally do but, it is more sloppy and less legible than the signature on my ID since that was done 10 years ago. Will this be rejected?

Answer: The decision to deny or process an application is made by the receiving agent. If your signatures are still evidently similar, your application should be approved.


Signature question
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I received a letter saying my signature on my application didn't match up with the signature on my ID, so my passport was not approved. The letter said I could either send a statement explaining the discrepancy or reapply. I chose to send a letter explaining the discrepancy. I am flying in five weeks. Will I have a passport by then? Is there anything else I should do to ensure I am able to get approved and have a passport by that time? When I sent in the original application, It took them 10 weeks to deny it, so now do I need to wait another 10-12 weeks? Thanks.

Answer: Since we're a private company,m we cannot tell you if you will have a passport in time for your trip. Routine processing takes up to 12 weeks upon receipt of requirements. While we are not certain, it is possible that it will take some another 12 weeks for the processing to be completed.

Please contact the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 for more information.

Mysterious blue dots
by: Anonymous

Question: My Fiancé took his passport to the DMV for identification. There was zero damage to it before he handed it to the person. When he got it back, he noticed very small mysterious blue dots on the signature page by the Eagle. As if someone tapped a pen on the page. We don't know how this happened. Would this be considered unacceptable damage? We have a very important trip to Japan around the corner and we need to know right away.

Answer: The marking may be considered normal wear and tear if they're minuscule. Your fiance may still be able to travel with that passport.

Different signature
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature on my Identity card is different from the one on my passport,is there any problem with that at the airport when traveling?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Application delayed due to printed name instead of signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I received a mail stating that my passport process is delayed, I received this 3 days before my flight! It says it was delayed cause I printed my name, but this is a lie. I definitely signed my name. I can’t make an appointment cause all agencies are booked. Do I cancel my flight ? This is not even my fault.

Answer: If you cannot get an appointment at a regional agency, you will have to re-schedule your trip after receiving your passport.


Wrong birth year for parent on Passport Application
by: Anonymous

Question: I realized that I accidentally put my father's birth year wrong on my passport application. It was only by 1 year but the month and day were right. Will my application get rejected or delayed?

Answer: The error should not cause any issue, delay or rejection of the application.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature in my new passport is not in English but it was in my previous passport. Will it be a concern?

Answer: The signature difference is not cause for concern.

Passport
by: Lil

Question: I signed my passport but accidentally left a stray pen mark at the top of the signature page, is that a problem?

Answer: The stray mark should not be an issue.

Different signature?
by: Anonymous

Question: I am renewing my passport and my current signature is vastly different from the signature I used for the original passport 10 years ago. Will there be an issue if I try to renew it using the new signature?

Answer: The signature should not be an issue.

Wrong ink used
by: Anonymous

Question: I received my new passport and signed it straight away as it said then realized I was supposed to use a black pen and I used a blue one. Is there anything I can do?

Answer: You don't have to do anything. The blue ink should still be acceptable.

signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I printed my name instead of signing my passport. Will that be an issue?

Answer: No, it will not be an issue. Just affix your signature on the space above your name.

Two different tons of blue ink
by: Anonymous from Brazil

Question: Hello! Yesterday I fetched my first passport and the lady responsible for delivering it said to me to sign it. I signed and when I got home I realized that I forgot to make one little trace to make the T. I got anxious and wrote the trace with a different blue ink pen.

It's a really small trace, but it's noticeable. It will be a problem for me?
Should I go over the signature with the last blue pen to make it all equal?

Thank you.

Answer: The difference should not be an issue. There is no need to trace the signature with new ink.

Hope my signature is ok
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed the signature as my first name initial and full surname. Is this ok? My handwriting is quite scruffy but it is readable.

Thank you in advance.

Answer: It's okay. Signatures are ideally scruffy -- that way, it's harder to forge. :)

Signed Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: As I am not used to signing with my middle name, I signed my passport with my middle initial. Then got nervous and read it should have been my full legal name. Then I put a slash and signed with my full legal name. Can I leave it like this? do I need to strike out the first signature? or need a new passport?

Answer: You may leave the signature as it currently appears in your passport.

Mistake writing son’s middle name
by: Luis

Question: Hi, I made a mistake writing my son‘s middle name by adding two T’s instead of one, I don’t write his middle name that often.

what should I do?

Answer: Please contact the National Passport Information Center regarding the issue. The number to call is 1-877-487-2778.

Short signed instead of full name of Father on Child's passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I wrote my childs name, then signed my signature instead of my name and mentioned it as Father. Will there be an issue and do i need to strike it and put my name instead of sign?

Answer: You may just write the word 'for' before the child's name so it's clear that you, as the father, signed the passport for the child.

Changing Signature to My Legal Full Name
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a U.S Naturalized Citizen. I would like to use my Legal full name as my new signature on my U.S Renewal Application Form. Will my U.S Renewal application form be valid? Will I be able to get a new passport? Please advise.

Answer: Yes, you can use your full legal name as a signature. It should not be an issue.

Signature problem
by: Amirthashree

Question: I have signed my full name V. Amirthashree in all my documents whereas in the passport I've signed my name as V. Ami. I am planning to study abroad this year in Canada. Will this issue be a big deal?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My 3-year-old daughter mistakenly wrote on my passport's first page (the page before where the bio is). She drew some scratch lines. Is it still okay?

Answer: Any damage or markings aside from normal wear and tear and official stamps/annotations may render a passport invalid. To be safe, apply for a new passport.

You may contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to verify.

Passport issued with mistake
by: Anonymous

Question: My new passport was issued with a mistake on the birth date and I have not signed it yet. Do I have to sign it then send it back to get a fixed one?

Answer: Hello! You may or may not sign the passport before sending it in for a correction.

DL signature does not match passport application
by: Anonymous

Question: Postal agent told me to write under my copy license I changed my signature. And she said it won’t cause any problems. I wanted to confirm on this site.

Answer: If the passport agent says it won't be a problem, it most likely won't be.

Signature Mistake
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally wrote the name of my first daughter in my second daughter's passport. Then I drew two straight lines over the name and wrote the correct name above it. Then I signed with my signature and wrote (father) in parenthesis. Now I'm reading online we are only supposed to use one line to cross it out not two. Can this be a problem? Should I go for a replacement? The mistake is legible and at the border, they'll be able to tell it was an honest mistake and it's the name of my first daughter I initially wrote and crossed out. Thank you.

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Adobe Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport application with the adobe sign signature, will my application still be accepted?

Answer: We wish digital signatures could be used but unfortunately, they are currently not allowed.

Minor child signature mistake?
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently was asked to sign my passport by a foreign immigration agent who would not advise me on how to sign for my minor so I wrote "(my signature in cursive) then printed my name and wrote "by mother for child" after that on the signature line - will this be a problem? Should I strike it with one line and re-write it above?

Answer: It will not be a problem.

Problem with signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My actual signature is S.saiprasad but I signed on my passport as saiprasad, will I continue this signature or is this an issue?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Signature issue
by: Anonymous

Question: I mistakenly signed my passport on the other page side of the signature holder page (which is supposed to be stamped in case of visa).
Is that going to be an issue?

Answer: I am not sure what you mean by signature holder page. You need to affix your signature on the page right above the data page (where you have your photo and other details). If the signature is elsewhere, it could be an issue. Please contact the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 for more information.

Passport
by: Zam

Question: Hi about my previous comment I signed on the page above the photo. Not on the actual photo page. This is on the same page as where signature holder is but just on the other side. Does that mean I’d still face difficulty at U.S. borders?

Answer: In that case, it should not be an issue.

Passport signature area mistake
by: Zam

Question: I signed my passport on the wrong side of the page above the photo but then realized I was meant to sign it above the holder signature on the right hand side. I’m a uk resident and aiming to come to US next year. Will I face problems?

Answer: You will likely face issues if you signed anywhere on the data page (the page where the photo is). Please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for more information.

2 signatures
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport with a signature but then I got nervous and also printed my name next to the signature. Is there a problem if I leave both on my passport? Is there going to be a problem on the airport?

Answer: There won't be a problem.

Ink Colour
by: Wyatt

Question: Could you please apprise me if it is okay to sign my passport in other than blue or black ink? I would like to sign in red or purple. I researched the laws and found that there is no law requiring you to sign in any specified colour-- only preferences by respective agencies. If I do sign in purple or red, will this be accepted?

Answer: Legal documents like passports must be signed in blue or black ink.

Red Ink
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport got a visible red ink stain on the signature page. In the white part of the eagle. Around the size of a dime, maybe smaller. Would that make my passport to be considered damaged?

Answer: Anything outside of normal wear and tear may be considered significant damage.

Signature match across NC/Passport Application/Passport/License etc
by: Anonymous

Question: I've always only used my first name to sign on all documents including Drivers License, Bank Checks, etc. Based on the instructions received, I signed my full and complete name (First, Middle and Last Name) on my Naturalization Certificate. I was also asked to sign my full name on the passport application by the clerk at the passport office so that it matched the signature on the Naturalization Certificate.

My questions are, (1) Can I sign my new passport using just my first name only like i always do that matches my Drivers License (OR) should I use the signature on my naturalization certificate & signature on my passport application (i.e; my full name)?
(2) Going forward, should I sign using my full name on all documents or can I continue to sign using my first name only?

Thanks for your inputs.

Answer: You may continue to use your usual signature, including for your new passport.

Messy signature on passport
by: 22

Question: Hi I’ve got disabilities and shaky hands all the time. When I went to sign my passport it’s visible but not very good. What should I do? Please, can you help?

Answer: There's no need to worry. As long as your signature is in the right place, it's not a problem even if it is a little messy.

Disabled child
by: Anonymous

Question: My 16-year-old daughter just got a passport. She is disabled and cognitively delayed and therefore unable to sign her passport. What should I do?

Answer: You may sign the passport on her behalf.

My child's US passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I printed my daughter's full name (I wrote it too big), then I signed my name without my middle name, then there was no room to put mother next to my name, so I put mother above my signature in parentheses is that okay, or no?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Blue ink
by: Anonymous

Question: My husband has signed his new UK passport with blue ink. Will this be a problem as going to the US in October?

Answer: It should not be an issue. Please double check with CBP.

Scribble
by: Anonymous

Question: My dad signed his signature on my passport and I striked several horizontal lines through his signature and put mine on top. Will there be a problem?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I mis-wrote my signature on my passport. What should I do?

Answer: You may strike a single line through the wrong signature and affix the correct one in the space above it.

Signature problem
by: Anonymous

Question: In the documents when getting my passport, I didn't put a star on the end of my signature. But on the passport itself, I placed a star at the end of my signature. Will it be a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue.


Parent signature on passport application
by: Anon

Question: I mistakenly signed on the top line of the application and my husband signed on the second line of our daughter's application, instead of signing on the second and third lines. Will this be a problem?

Answer: No, it will not.

Scribblle
by: Anonymous

Question: I messed up the first part of my signature on my passport. I wrote my name above that scribble. Will that be okay, even though my full name is not on the line itself?

Answer: That is okay.

New Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I have to pay in order to fix my signature on my new Passport before I get it in the mail?

Answer: You do not sign your passport before you get it in the mail. And in case you make a mistake with the signature, you can just strike a line though the wrong signature and affix the right one in the space above.

‘F@&& You’ On signature page
by: Anonymous

Question: Someone got a hold of my husbands passport (yes a long story) and writ ‘F@@& You’ above his signature. He is suppose to travel in 3 days...can he strike it through and be ok?

Answer: Please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 to discuss the situation.

ID signature vs passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Does my signature on my passport have to be the same as the one on my license? Because mine is very different and I am worried this will cause me problems.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Wrong signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I left out my middle name on my passport. What can I do?

Answer: You do not have to do anything. The middle name missing on your signature should not be an issue.

Change of signature
by: Maria

Question: Hi, I have a question regarding my passport renewal. My signature now is different from before. Can I renew by mail with my new signature or do I need to go in person to the post office.

Answer: You may still renew by mail.

Passport SIgnature
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi, do I have to sign as Full name? My signature is totally different and does not look like full name on all my legal documents, driver license etc. but the signature is consistent across all documents. Can I sign the passport with my current signature which does not look like full name at all? Please advise.

Answer: Yes, you may sign your passport with your usual signature.

Scribbled signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My husband accidentally signed my passport and in panic I striked off his signature with multiple lines horizontally and vertically.
I have not received my naturalization certificate back and we are planning to travel in next two weeks.
What can I do now?

Answer: The signature should not be an issue and the naturalization certificate should already be in the mail soon.

Writing Over Letters
by: Anonymous

Question: I had to write over the last letter of my signature. Is this okay?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Signed with shortened version of my signature
by: Anonymous

Question: When receiving the passport, I accidentally signed with a shortened version of my signature.

Should I put a line through it and sign the full one above?

Thanks.

Answer: There is no need to strike a line through. The shortened version should be okay.

Child's Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: When my 12 year old daughter went to the bank and they told her she had to sign her passport before opening a bank account. She signed part of her name than scratched it out and signed it again on her passport. Is this okay?

Answer: It should be okay.

Signed in pencil
by: GJHAnonymous

Question: I accidentally used a pencil to sign my name. What do I do?

Answer: You can just erase and affix your signature in permanent marker.

Changing my signature in passport
by: Jelly

Question: Is it okay that I will sign my passport with my new signature with my married name? Will this be an issue with immigration? All my valid IDs have my old signature.

Answer: It is best that your signature match across all your documents.

Accidentally signed my passport twice
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport too high above the line and it is facing left, I noticed it was in the wrong place, so I signed again on the proper place. I have double signed my passport. Is my passport still valid? thank you for your prompt reply.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signed my son and my name both
by: Anonymous

Question: I wrote my newborn's name then I signed my name with relationship on his passport. Then due to some confusion, I signed his name also above my sign. What should I do?

Answer: You do not need to do anything.


Signing for my wife for a passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My wife and I are applying for a renewal on our passport. My wife has Alzheimer's since our last renewal. Can I sign for her?

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

Signature
by: Steve

Question: I've signed my passport under the line. Will this be ok?

Answer: Yes, it should be okay.

Wrong word in signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my passport yesterday then I noticed that I Jassica instead of Jassika by mistake. Now I want to fix it. Is it possible? And is it going to be big issue?

Answer: It's not going to be an issue. You can strike a straight line through the wrong signature and sign above it.

Heart on signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport and when I sign, sometimes I add a heart on the i of my name, however in my passport application I didn’t do that, but in my passport book I did, would that be an issue?

Answer: It will not be an issue.

Signed Wrong Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally grabbed the wrong passport and signed on the indicated area at the airport. I didn’t realize this until I passed our other family members passport out to get signed. They told her to sign my name on my passport. For my signature, they told us to just cross our my first name and put hers since we carry same
Last name.
Should we just strike out the entire signature and sign our own name? Our handwriting is different and don’t want problems if we ever travel separately.

Answer: Yes, strike a line through the wrong signature and sign on the space above it.

Accidental Scribble on my passport
by: Smith

Question: I accidentally scribbled a line upwards from the signature. It is noticeable, will it be an issue?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Inconsistent Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My 'signature' on my ID is different than the one used when signing my passport. I was notified of this, and would like to submit an explanation explaining the difference. How do I do that?

Answer: There is no need to do that. If you want to change the signature in your passport, you may simply strike a straight line through the signature and affix the right one in the space above it.

Passport signature error
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I got my passport and signed it today. I noticed that I accidentally dotted my I and I almost never do that. Will this be an issue since it is that small piece that does not match my State ID?

Answer: It's not going to be an issue.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I scribbled my signature and missed a letter in my name. I went back an squeezed the letter in but it is noticeable. Will I still be okay?

Answer: Yes, you will still be able to use your passport.

Messed up and wrote over beginning of last name
by: Anonymous

Question: I messed up on beginning to sign my last name. I wrote over it to correct it and it looks a little messy. May I just cross out my last name only with a straight line and sign above it or do I need straight line my entire signature and sign above. Or, will it pass with the original albeit slightly messy correction?

Answer: It will be best to leave it as is.

Mistake on signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I had previously signed my passport but recently I wanted to make it more legible. Instead of striking a line through the previous signature, I scribbled it out. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be a problem.


Mistake on signature
by: Anonymous

Question: We are leaving in 2 weeks and I mistakenly signed my son’s passport. I stroke a line through it but his name is long so my name didn’t fit; i put my name underneath the line. Will I have a problem? Am I going to be in trouble?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Passport Signing
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my signature big and diagonally across the page, will my passport still work?

Answer: Yes, it should still work.

Signed wrong spot on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed the inside cover of the passport before I realized it was supposed to go on page 3. Does this make it invalid? I'm leaving for Mexico but I should have time to replace it if that's the better option.

Answer: Passport services frowns upon unauthorized markings on a passport but the signature should not invalidate it. Please call them at 1-877-487-2778 for confirmation.

Signing my Son’s passport
by: Anonymous

Question: We are flying in 3 weeks and I made a mistake on my son’s passport. I signed it and put mother right next to it. I called the travel state and told me to strike a line through it, but then my son’s name is long my name wouldn’t fit and I put my name underneath the line. I called again today to make sure I did the right thing, was told that I have to strike a line through my name and put my name on top of the line. Will I have a problem?

Answer: There shouldn't be a problem.

Signature on application a little different from old passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My wife just mailed off my passport renewal. She was in a hurry so the signature on the application is a little messy, more messy than my usual signature. I'm now freaking out a bit since it's not exactly like my signature from my old passport (10 years ago). Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue as long as both signatures still have some semblance of each other.

Printed name instead of signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My wife has had a brain injury and, when asked to sign her name on the application, she hand-wrote in print - not cursive, and different from her drivers license and previous passport. Is that okay?

Answer: It should be okay.

Signing for Newborn Baby's Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed for my son's passport on the line. I wrote his full name, to the right of the line, I signed my name, under my signature (which isn't entirely legible) I wrote "(Father)". Is this okay? Should I print my own name above my signature? or draw a line through everything and start over with Son's name and my signature below with (father) next to it like is recommended?

Answer: It should be okay.

Update signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I am currently planning on renewing my passport and I would prefer to do so by mail. I would like to change the signature on my recently expired passport along with this renewal. This new signature is also different than the one on my driver’s license. Is this possible through mail or would I be required to do the renewal in person? If it is possible what do I need to submit along with the application? Or would it be okay to fill out the application with my old signature which are just my initials and sign my new passport with my new signature which would be my first initial and last name written in cursive?

Answer: You may use your new signature on both application form and the new passport.

Unable to sign application because of stroke
by: Anonymous

Question: I cannot physically sign my passport renewal application because I was disabled by a stroke a few years ago. I am 81 years old and this will be my sixth passport in my life if I can figure out what I can do to legally and completely fill out the application.

I don't know how to proceed.

What are my legal options?

Answer: Apologies for the late response. We needed to make sure we get the best answer to your question.

You can have someone related to you print and sign his/her name and indicate relationship to you. This should be acceptable in place of your own signature.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Is it necessary for me to sign my passport? Do I write my whole name on the line?

Answer: Yes, you need to sign your passport. You may simply affix your signature.

Signature mismatch
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature in my spouse's visa application does not accurately match my passport signature. Will the visa application get rejected for this?

Answer: A variation of the same signature should not cause an issue. If it's totally different, it might raise some questions.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello. I messed up my signature twice on my new passport. I crossed a line on both and wrote my signature one last time. Does it have to be Above the second failed signature to be valid? I wrote the third signature slightly next to it. Thanks.

Answer: That should be fine.

Different Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Is it fine if the signature in my passport is different from the signature on my drivers license?

Answer: Yes, it is.

Name change with signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My name has changed and so my signature has changed. Is it okay if my signature is different from my previous passport?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Print name instead of signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My son is a minor. I wrote his name and after that I printed my full name instead of my signature. Is there any problem?

Answer: No, there is no problem.

Signed incorrectly on minor's passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Instead of signing my name, I signed with my daughter's name (minor). What is the correct way to fix this?

Answer: You can strike a straight line through the wrong signature and affix the right one in the space above it.

HELP!!!
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm traveling tomorrow Denver-Salt Lake City-Alberta, Canada. I messed up my signature, so I crossed it out and signed above the previous signature. I'm really nervous that my passport will be invalid and I can't go since there's no .gov site that says it is okay to do this. My passport is a brand new 2019 one.

Answer: You should be okay.

Signature
by: Lizyl

Question: Is it okay if my passport signature has a heart sign with my name signature?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature on my driver's license is my first and last name. Since my passport contains my middle name, can I use my normal signature which is first and last name only?

Answer: Yes, you can.

Different signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My signature on my passport is different from the ones on my other documents. Will it affect me?

Answer: It should not, unless it's an entirely different name.

Different signature
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature on my passport is different from the ones on all my documents. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be.

Signed wrong spot and then on correct signature line
by: Anonymous

Question: I took my new PP to the DMV to renew my license. I had not signed it yet and DMV person pointed, in low light, to line under my photo. I signed there and then she realized and had me sign correctly. The incorrect line signature is still there. I am traveling in September. Need to make sure I am okay.

Answer: You should be okay.

Just wanna make sure
by: Lisamarie

Question: I’m traveling next month and I wanna know that instead of me putting a dot above the "i" in my name I put a little bubble above the "i" where the dot goes its small but it’s just a bubble above the "i" am I still good to go and use my passport for next month? Everything like my first and last name matches everything else but again the only difference is that the "i" has a little bubble above it.

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Signature
by: Lizyl

Question: Is it acceptable to the embassy if my passport signature has a heart shape in my name signature? Is it a problem?

Answer: It should not be if it is your official signature.

Striking Signature
by: Anonymous

I'm just wondering for those that were told to strike their original signature if it was the wrong color of ink or messy and re-sign it, did you have any issues once at the airport going thru customs?

I signed my son’s passport with my signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my son’s passport with my signature and next to it I put mother. I didn’t realize that I have to put my son’s name there. I called and told me to just strike a line and then put his name, and now my name won’t fit so i had to put it under the underlined. Do you think i will have issues?

Answer: There should not be any issues.

I signed my first name initial and my last name
by: chesca

Question: They sent my passport application back because they wont accept my printed name as a signature, my driver's license is a printed name only not in cursive. So I submitted my application back with the letter f and my last name and it's written in cursive. That's how I sign my documents. Would that be an issue this
time?

Answer: There should not be an issue.

SIGNATURE
by: Alex

Question: Hello, I just got my daughter's passport and only I signed and next to that i wrote (by father). What is correct? Was I supposed to print my daughters full name before mine? I could not fit it there because there is no space. What do I do??? Thanks.

Answer: There's no need to do anything.

Incorrect signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I sign a different signature in my passport than what's on my national ID. Can I use the the national ID signature on a form work program card?

Answer: You may strike a straight line through the signature on your passport and affix the same signature to make sure everything is uniform in all your documents.

I had my daughter sign in the wrong spot.
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my 9-year-old daughter's passport. But I made her sign her name in the wrong spot. She signed in the corner. What do I need to do?

Answer: There may be no need to do anything. Please call customer service at 1-877-487-2778 for confirmation.

Signed wrong passport
by: Anonymous

Question: My wife and I both got new passports. I opened hers and signed it thinking it was mine.

Answer: You may just strike a straight line through your signature and have her sign in the space above it.

Erased wrong signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport yesterday but signed it underneath the signature line so I tried to rub it off the pen with a ink remover and it has taken the color off the page. Will this affect my passport? I have signed my signature on the right line now.

Answer: Taking the color off the page may be considered significant damage. Please call customer service at 1-877-487-2778 to confirm.


Ink vs Pencil
by: Anonymous

Question: I used ink instead of pencil on the emergency contact section of my passport. Will this prevent me from traveling?

Answer: No, it will not.

Signature in non-ball point pen
by: Anonymous

Question: Some sites indicate that only non-ball point pen should be used to sign on the first page after receiving a new passport. What if I already signed with a generic ball point pen? Any issue with that in terms of validity of my passport?

Answer: It is not an issue.

Signature question
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport but the pen I was using was purple so I put white out and signed on the top? Will that be an issue when traveling?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signature for Minor
by: Anonymous

Question: My minor is 14, but I signed my full name on her passport as her mother before I realized that she should sign it herself. I did not print her name, before my full signature either. Should I strike a line through my signature and have her sign her full name above instead?

Answer: You can strike through your signature and have her affix hers or you may leave it as is.

I have two different signatures on passport and memorandum of association
by: stan

Question: When I was 14, I signed a memorandum of association with my dad and brother, but in my passport I used a different signature. Will the embassy reject me if they see two different signatures? Should I change my passport signature to the one on the memorandum of association? Thank you.

Answer: Hello, Stan. A memorandum of association does not sound like a U.S. document. Is it from another country?

Delayed Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I applied for my passport January 22nd. Feb 13th I received a letter saying my signature was inconsistent. I corrected it Feb 14th and send it back that day. I just received another letter from passport saying my birth certificate is an amended version and I need to send the reason why it was amended. I sent all that information 3/8. My trip date is 3/23 do you think I would have it back in time? I sent in a money order of $76.48 to expedite things.

Answer: Processing should resume as soon as the required documents are received. Please check the status of the application online/ or by calling 1-877-487-2778.

Application signature
by: Anonymous

Question: The signature on my application does not match my driver's license signature from 13 years ago. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It will not be a problem.

Application issues
by: Anonymous

Question: My fiancé just got an email saying his application was denied because he printed his name instead of signing it. And now he has to redo everything and pay everything again. Is there anything we can do to not have to repay and redo everything? It just seems silly to me that he has to redo everything just because he printed instead of signed. Or is my fiancé missing something on the email that was sent? I haven’t read the email yet.

Answer: He may just need to re-send the application form. Please read the email again or call customer service at 1-877-487-2778 for clarification.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I have filled out 3 applications for a passport. They sent a letter stating that my signature did not match my license. My license has my middle name but my signature does not. I have signed my application with and without my middle name. Why is there still an issue?

Answer: Please contact passport services at 1-877-487-2778 to have a customer service representative explain the error.

Signing
by: Leander

Question: I just recently got my passport and part of my signature has slightly gone under the line and kind of tails up above the line. Is this going to make my passport invalid? I suffer with very bad anxiety and I go on holiday March 2019.

Answer: There's no need to worry. The signature will not be an issue.

Inconsistent Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I received an email saying my signature is inconsistent and to sign a new application or provide a reason why it was inconsistent. Once I get this taken care of, how long will it take for them to finish processing the application? I did routine service and I need it by March 23rd.

Answer: Once the form is received, processing will resume. If everything goes well, you should still have your passport in time for your trip.

New Signature
by: Wael

Question: I created a new signature and I used it in many forms like visa documents and study documents. In my passport I still have the old signature. Is this a problem?

Answer: No, it is not.

Problem with Signature
by: Gihan

Question: We (my husband and I) have just received our passports but my husband signed with his name in my passport instead of signing it in his passport. What can I do now?

Answer: Hello, Gihan. You may simply draw a line across the wrong signature and affix your signature in the space on top of it.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport with my new signature and it looks completely different than my driver's license signature. Will that be an issue?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Ink went through page
by: Anonymous

Question: As I was filling out the address/contact side on page 4, I realized my ballpoint black ink went through the page on to page 3 (signature page), it is not intense - but it is visible. I am so worried that this will cause issues. I’m traveling from Canada to the U.S. & back to Canada.

Answer: It should not be a big issue.

Not full legal name, is that okay?
by: Anonymous

Question: I did not sign my full legal first name, I also left out my middle name on my passport signature. My first name is hyphenated and I only signed the name before the hyphen. I am traveling to Europe in a few months, will it be valid? Should I strike through my signature and re-sign in my full name?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Passport Renewal Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: While doing my passport renewal, I put a different signature then what was on my ID. So, the person said I shouldn’t cross it out and just put the right one next to it. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be. If it becomes an issue, you will be notified by passport services.

I signed my passport incorrectly
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed my passport incorrectly then i used scotch tape to remove the mistaken signature, will it be a problem? Awaiting your reply.

Answer: It could be a problem. Mistakes on signatures are often remedied by simply striking a straight line through the wrong signature and affixing the right one on top.

I got a mail saying print was wrong
by: Anonymous

Question: Apparently I got my signature incorrect cause i wrote it in print. I sent an overnight delivery to their office as a result. Will it still take 2-3 weeks? I need to present it to teach abroad.

Answer: Processing will resume as soon as the document is received. It should still be 2 to 3 weeks if you requested and paid for expedited service.

passport application form mistake
by: Anonymous

Question: The agent had me put my first and last name as my signature on the DS-11 form but my ID signature that I provided a photocopy of only had my first name as my signature. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Messed up last 2 letters of signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I just received and signed my passport but the last two letters of my last name didn't show up clear so I went over them again and now look messy. Is this okay or should I draw a line through my last name and re-do above?

Answer: It should be okay as-is.

Passport signature mistake
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my passport yesterday and made a muck up of my signature. I tried to correct it by going over two letters but it stands out. I phoned the advice line that was given and they told me that I would have to renew my passport again has it would not be valid.

Answer: A mistake on the signature should not invalidate your passport.

Signature Issue
by: Anonymous

Question: I just applied for my first passport but I signed all my paperwork with my shortened signature which is different than the one on my passport card from 5 years ago and my drivers license. Is this okay?

Answer: It should not be a major issue. Should there be an issue, you will be notified by email or snail mail.

Accidentally used ballpoint pen for signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally signed my passport with ballpoint pen. Will it make my passport invalid?

Answer: Your passport is still valid.


Mistake signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My signature in my new passport is different from the one old passport.

Answer: There's no need to worry. It shouldn't be an issue.

Wrong Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally signed my daughter's new passport instead of mine. However, instead of only putting a line through my signature and having her sign above, I more or less scribbled out my signature so you could not see the wrong name. Will it be a problem that it is crossed off with more than a single line?

Answer: It should not cause a major issue but questions may arise.

Messy signature in Child's passport
by: Freda

Question: When my family got to the embassy to apply for my newborn's social security the lady told me to sign the passport in his name and put in brackets signed by mother to validate the passport. When I came home I saw (already too late) that she had given me an instruction sheet on how to properly sign the child's passport as a parent, so I had to correct the "faulty" signature. Since my kids name is very long I have put his complete name over the line and and did correct the signature from a V into an F, plus I didn't know that it was recommended not to use a ballpoint pen and the black ink looked very light I went over it like 3 times. I am still upset about the issue and don't know if it is a problem at the customs in order to travel for the little one.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous123

Question: When I got my driver's license they messed up my signature. It now is a diagonal line / like that. So when I submitted my first passport application I signed my name like normal. Did not use the diagonal line. Later I got a letter saying my signature on my application is not consistent with the signature on my ID. I took this to my post office and they said that I should sign with the diagonal line. Will this cause me any problems traveling?

Answer: It should not cause any issue as you will most likely be required to present only your passport when you travel.

Name
by: Mohammad

Question: My passport signature consists of my first name with Persian letters and only the first letter of my Name in English. Could it be a problem?

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Messed up
by: Anonymous

Question: I didn't put my middle name so I put a line through and wrote beside it. Is this okay?

Answer: Yes, it is okay.

Signature on passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I changed my middle name and last name and sent the passport for change of name. Now I got a letter back from US Dept. of State saying that I need to use the signature constituting my new name. My question is

1) I never changed my signature after changing my name. I sign using my first name only. Should i change my signature and include my new middle name and last name in the signature?

2) If I change my signature on my passport would i have to change it everywhere?

Answer: You may send a statement to passport services explaining that you did not change your signature and that it only has your first name which has not changed.

Mistake: child signature in declaration box
by: Riz f

Question: My son mistakenly signed the declaration box rather than the child signature box in UK passport application, will this be rejected?

Answer: Please contact Her Majesty's Passport Office regarding UK passports.

Passport signature messed up
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my new passport today but I messed up the signature. I went over my name 3 times it looks messed up. Is my passport still valid?

Answer: It should still be.

Old signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally used my old signature on my passport . What should I do?

Answer: You may leave it as is. You may also strike a straight line through the old signature and affix the right one in the space above it.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently just signed my passport papers at the post office for the 1st time, and when they asked me to sign the papers, I put my shortened version of my name which everyone uses (including me; the same signature as that of my driving permit), but my full name in print on the form does not match my signature. Am I okay?

Answer: You should be okay.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I changed my signature when I renewed my driver's license. I need to renew my passport and the signature on the expired passport is different than the one on my driver license. What do I need to do in regards to the signature to renew my passport?

Answer: The signature should not be an issue.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I signed below the line in a rush.

Answer: It should not be an issue.


Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: my last name is hyphenated and I signed only the last part of my name.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signature is wrong
by: Kelly

Question: I've had my passport for 2 years but haven't traveled yet with it. I noticed it's got my married name on passport but then my signature is my maiden name. I can't change it because it is printed on there. Will this be a problem?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Sign with wrong pen
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi I just wanna know if there would be a problem that I sign my name with a purple pen. It’s my first time having a passport.

Answer: It should not be a major issue.

Paranoid
by: Anonymous

Question: I just received my passport. I put my first and last name fully but I put my middle initial at the end. Will I be okay? It’s a J so i’m worried it might mean Junior.

Answer: You should be okay as long as you book your tickets in that name.

Concerned
by: Anonymous

Question: So, my sister just got her first passport. She was writing her name down when she realized that she had written half of her name down in print. She is under the age of sixteen, will this be an issue/would it effect our upcoming travels?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signing way above the line
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently signed my new passport but way above the line. Will this be a problem when I travel?

Answer: No it will not.

Worried
by: Jessy

Question: Hi! I got super worried because I used the wrong pen to sign my passport and I signed my name wrong!! I'm a dual citizen and I'm going back to the US.

Answer: Hi, Jessy. There is no cause for alarm. You may just strike a straight line through the wrong signature and use the right pen to affix the correct signature on top of it.

Wrong pen and signed below line
by: Anonymous

Question: I had a new pen delivered in the post; someone told me it was not a ballpoint. Will this be an issue to use. I also signed below the line.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: What can I do if someone wrote on my signature in my passport and it really changed my signature? Please help me. What can I do?

Answer: You may simply strike a straight line through the wrong signature and affix the right one on top of it.

Bad signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, I'm traveling to Quebec, Canada from Houston, Texas in September and when I was signing my passport it looks very bad. Will I be okay through customs?

Answer: You should be. If you're worried about it, you can simply place a single straight line through the bad signature and affix a new one right above it.

Signature required for handicapped?
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, my mother and I are traveling on a cruise and found that my mother has not signed her passport of many years. She suffered a stroke many years ago and lost the use of her writing hand/arm. We have traveled many times to Mexico with her passport not signed.

Is this a concern? She has difficulty writing with her other hand, can only write a few letters legibly.

Answer: It should not be an issue. If it does become an issue, a thumb print will work just as well as (if not better than) a signature.


Traced
by: Anonymous

Question: I just received my passport and I signed it, but the ink came out way too light so I traced it over. Will it be a problem? Should I rewrite it? What kind of pen would I have to use for it to show up properly?

Answer: It should not be a problem. We recommend using a a blue or black ink felt-tip, roller ball or calligraphy pen; ball-point pens often do not work well.

Passport signed in wrong place
by: Anonymous

Question: My daughter is 15 she has signed her British passport under the line instead of over the line. Ee fly into Orlando International on Monday. I have contacted the British Passport office and they said that her passport is still valid. I just want to check that this is the case on the American end of things.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signed In Wrong Spot
by: Anonymous

Question: I mistakenly signed my passport on the back of the cover (I later found the line where I was supposed to sign). Will this be an issue traveling to Europe? I leave in 2 days and am worried.

Answer: There is no need to worry. The signature in the wrong spot should not be an issue.

Signature
by: Kassie W

Question: I signed my passport, but left out my middle name. Will it be okay or should I strike thru that signature and sign my full name above?

Answer: It should be okay, Kassie. No need to worry.

Difference signature
by: Anonymous

Question: If my current signature is totally different from the one in my passport, should it be okay for me to travel?

Answer: Yes, you may travel with no issues using your current passport.

Changed signature
by: Me

Question: I recently changed my signature and I do not have a signature on my old expired passport because I never traveled anywhere when I got a passport for the first time. My signature on my IDs and other docs are different. Do I use my old or new signature on my passport? I like to use my new one. Please help!

Answer: You should use your new signature on the new passport.

Signing my passport in blue ballpoint pen
by: Anonymous

Question: Signed my passport in blue ballpoint pen, I realized and went over it in black ballpoint. Will this be alright or do I need to replace it. Off to Orlando am worried I won't get through imagination.

Answer: It should not be a problem.


Signature mismatch license and passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I got my license after my passport. And I changed my signature on the license. After that I signed my marriage license with my new signature. But now I have to send my passport as valid identification with my marriage certificate. Would this be a problem? Should I just cross my old signage (written name) with my new signature?

Answer: Yes, you can simply write a straight line through the old signature and affix the new one in the space above it.

I signed my signature below the line
by: Anonymous

Question: I didn’t read the guide and wrote my signature below the line, is it still valid and will there be any problems when travelling as I’m going away in 2 weeks.

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I did not sign my Christian name on full, only my initial, will this be a problem?

Answer: No, it will not be an issue.

Problem with signature
by: AnonymousRinu

Question: I have signed everywhere with my full name Rinu Mathew including pan card, voter ID, certificates but I have signed only first part of name in my passport. Should I apply for a new one?

Answer: You do not have to apply for a new passport.

Please help us
by: Anonymous

Question: My father accidentally wrote his signature on my mother's passport. We drew a line on the wrong signature and my mother write her signature beside the wrong signature instead of signing it on the top. Is there any problem with that?? What do we need to do??

Answer: It is not a problem.

Can’t replicate signature
by: Anonymous

Question: My son could not replicate the signature from his learners permit for the passport. Although he tried there is an obvious difference. Will his passport application be rejected? What will they ask us to do if it doesn’t go through?

Answer: It should not be a big issue.

Signed passport in wrong spot
by: Anonymous

Question: I received my passport yesterday and followed the paper that came with it and said to sign the passport. I accidentally signed the back of the front hard cover when you first open it with my named printed and signed until found the correct signature spot. Is this going to be an issue? I called and was told they wouldn’t know unless it went through customs. Would like a satisfying answer. Thanks!

Answer: It may or may not cause an issue when you travel, it depends on the official inspecting your passport at the airport, sea port or border. We recommend that you go to the closest airport and consult an official, if possible.

Signed passport wrong spot
by: Anonymous

Question: I recently received my passport and read the separate paper that says sign passport. Without thinking and reading until the signature spot I signed behind the hard back cover with name printed and signed. Is this going to be an issue?

Answer: It should not be an issue.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I have two last names on my birth certificate. My driver's license has only my first last name because they said both did not fit. The application has only one last name, I accidentally signed both last names on the application but the post office clerk crossed out the second one because she said it has to match my ID will my passport be approved?

Answer: Yes, it should still be approved. Passport services will notify you via mail if something is amiss in your application. You can check the status here.


Signed slightly below the line
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I just got my passport and I signed it correctly above the line but by mistake a little line of pen went below the line. Is it okay or do i have to change my passport? Thank you.

Answer: It is okay.

Passport error
by: Anonymous

Question: My brother who is 13 years old accidentally signed a wrong signature in his passport and enclosing it with open and close parentheses then writing his new signature beside it. Do we need to get a new passport?

Answer: No, you do not.

Used a ball point pen
by: Anonymous

Question: We received our passports last June/July and put them away. Now filling out forms to go away in October and took out passport only to realize not signed,so husband signed in ballpoint ink and I also told him to sign as it is in passport. He suspected it should be his every day signature and it was suppose to be.

Is his passport okay in ballpoint ink and passport signature?

Answer: Yes, your husband's passport should be okay for travel.

Application signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I received my new passport and then got a phone call from someone saying there was a problem with my signature on my application. He said I needed to fill out a form called DS80 and send it to 207 International Drive. Attention H 16. I cant find a 1080 form but see there is a 1082. I leave in 14 days and do not want to risk sending my passport back. I think I may have signed the application differently from the way I printed it but he was not specific. I have received nothing in the mail about this. I am so worried and when I called the number they said someone would call me back within 10 days! That's not much time so I am freaking out a bit. What should I do?

Answer: Please do nothing. If your passport was sent to you, there was obviously no issue with your application.

Passport signature
by: Anonymous

Question: If your signature is different on your IDs signature, is that okay?

Answer: It should be okay. However, it is ideal for your signature to to uniform in all documents, including IDs and your passport.

I misspelled
by: Anonymous

Question: I have my passport but when I went to sign my middle name I messed up so I drew a line through it and put my middle name on top. Do I need to draw a line through all of it and sign it again?

Answer: No, you do not.

Bad signing
by: Anonymous

Question: I leave for Mexico in a few days and I got my passport and signed it. It did not go through so I traced it to make darker, plus my middle name is scrunched. Now I am panicking because I am not sure if this is OK. Will I get into trouble?

Answer: There is no need to worry. You should be fine.

signature problem
by: Neha R

Question: Is there any problem if I signed only with my first name instead of my full name?

Answer: It is not a problem.

Problem with signature
by: Sanjeeva R

Question: Is there any problem if the signature is different from the name?

Answer: It shouldn't be. If you affixed the wrong signature, you may strike it out and sign correctly above it.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally signed my name in my son's passport. I wasn't paying attention to whom I was signing. What do I do? And we are leaving to go out of state in one week.

Answer: You may simply place a straight line through the wrong signature and let him affix his signature on top of yours.

Wrong signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally signed my maiden name. I was told it's OK to just add my married name. Is this correct?

Answer: You may draw a straight line across the wrong signature and affix the correct signature right above it.

Mistakenly signed passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I was supposed to sign my first middle and married name. I mistakenly signed my entire name with my married name.

Answer: It's not a problem. But if you want to change the signature on your passport, you may simply write a straight line across the first signature then affix the right signature on top of it.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: Signature isn't on the line it's slightly above it and worried in case it's not acceptable.

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Signature
by: Anonymous

Question: I put my signature on my passport twice and then crossed them out and wrote my name again above it. Should I get a new one?

Answer: There's no need to get a new passport.

I accidentally signed below the line
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello,

I accidentally signed below the line on my passport. Is this still valid?

Please reply as soon as possible- I'm really worried because I have to travel soon.

Thank you.

Answer: It should not be a problem.

Incorrect signature
by: Dan

Question: My wife and I just realized we signed each other's passports and we are leaving in 4 days. We just noticed when we were getting things together. Thanks.

Answer: You may simply cancel out the incorrect signature with a single line across and affix the correct signature right above it.

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