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Application for Passport Name Change

You can ONLY use this process if you changed your name within one year from the date of issuance of your passport, if it was issued more than a year from your date of issuance, please GO back & follow passport renewal procedure.

 

Passport Renewal STEP 1 - Prepare Passport Application Paperwork

(1) Your Most Recent Passport
Your passport must meet all following condition, otherwise you will need to apply for passport renewal
  • The passport must be issued within 1 year
  • The passport must be issued when you were age 16 or over
  • You can submit your most recent US passport and your passport is undamaged
  • You changed your name within one year from the date of issuance of your passport
(2) Passport Renewal Application Form DS-5504
  • Fill out DS-5504 form online from US State Department website. This online application has replaced "hand written" forms. Hand written form is no longer acceptable. The US Dept of State website "wizard" will walk you through the application. The last page of the application is a Print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of this page and click Create Form, your application form will appear on your screen. Print out the form
  • Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application, not back to back.
  • Please make sure signature on this application form match the signature on your current driver's license. Please provide a photocopy of your driver's license for verification purpose.
  • For question "Where should the passport be mailed?" Please make sure to use VisaRite address: 460 Van Emburgh Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450, then check "No" to question "Is This Your Permanent Address?".
  • For question "In Care Of", please type in: VisaRite.
  • If you also select Passport Card option, additional fee of US$30 will apply
  • While completing the application, the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete form. No payments will be made online and options selected will have no affect on the actual service by VisaRite.
(3) Passport Authorization Letter
  • This is your authorization to VisaRite to act as your agent in dealing with the US Passport Agency. Click the link for Passport Authorization Letter. The Authorization Letter must have your original signature. Faxes or photo copies are not accepted. Please make sure signature on this letter match the signature on your current driver's license. Please provide a photocopy of your driver's license for verification purpose.
(4) Two Identical Passport Photos
Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants must remove their eye glasses when taking a photo for a U.S. passport.
(5) Original Name Change Document
  • Such as a marriage certificate, court order, divorce decree or adoption decree. The name change document must bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents can not be accepted. All documents will be returned to you with your passport.
(6) Government Fee
  • Personal check, business check or money order is acceptable for US Department of State fee.
  • Make one check or money order to "US Department of State" in amount of $60.
  • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
  • If you have multiple applications, please make separate check for each applicant. Do not combine them into one check.
  • Starter check is not acceptable.
(7) VisaRite Service Fee
Choose a Service Level Time needed Service and Shipping Fee
Review Processing Shipping Service Shipping Total
Price Super Rush Service 1 day 2-3 days 1 day $229 $29 $258
Price Express Plus Service 1 day 4-5 days 1 day $179 $29 $208
Price Express Service 1 day 5-10 days 1 day $149 $29 $178
Service and Payment Remark
  • Processing time means the time the Passport Agency needs to process the application. It doesn't include the return shipping time. Day of receiving is not processing day.
  • Time needed shown is based on business days.
  • We accept money order, cashiers check, bank check, certified check, company check or cash. Please make check or money order payable to VisaRite Service.
  • Personal check is not acceptable for service fee.
  • You may also pay service fee by credit card. If you select this option, please fill out and sign one credit card charge authorization form and enclose it in your application package. Credit card payment is subject to 3% surcharge.
  • US Department fee must be paid separately in check or money order.
  • Return Shipping Fee listed is for return address within the continental U.S. If your return address is in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, please include an additional $10.00 per order.
  • This is the best way to tell us your application is coming as well as your return address and contact information so that confirmation and status updated can be sent to you via email.
  • Multiple applicants can be entered using one service request form.
  • Please print two copies of the confirmation page.
  • Please include one copy with the documents you ship to us and keep one copy for your records.

 

Mailing Address STEP 2 - Send the Application Package to VisaRite Service

Please send your application with all required items listed above by FedEx, DHL, Express Mail, register mail or other traceable courier service to:

VisaRite Service Center
460 Van Emburgh Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tel: (201) 445-7088