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Which form should I use to correct a typing error on my passport?

by Terri

Question: When I received my passport for the first time a few years ago, it was incorrect and I never went back and had it corrected but now I need a passport to travel. Which form do I need to use?

The incorrect passport that I have now has that I'm from India but I'm from Indiana. I called the post office when I received it to make sure the state wasn't just shortened and they assured me that it was an error and needed to be corrected but I haven't needed a passport until now.

Answer: To correct typing errors in your passport, you need to use application Form DS-5504. Click the link below for more information.

Apply for Passport Corrections

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