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NAME CHANGE CHECKLIST

VERY IMPORTANT: Please include a signed copy of this Checklist along with all the necessary documents to secure your passport. Place ALL items inside the Overnight FedEx package and put the Shipping Label on the outside of the envelope. Please call us at 877-503-9838 with questions.



Checklist

Application DS-5504 or DS-82

* DS-5504 - If passport is LESS than 1 year old.
* DS-82 - If Passport is MORE than 1 year old.
* Complete Online only through the government website link.
* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted.
* DS-5504 - If passport is LESS than 1 year old. * DS-82 - If Passport is MORE than 1 year old.* Complete Online only through the government website link. * Han... read more »

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Passport Photo

* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and be professionally taken within the past 6 months.
* No uniforms or headgear, as well as, no white shirt.
* Eyeglasses are no longer allowed to be worn in passport photos.
* We recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app. You will then pick up your photos at your nearest Walgreens location.
* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and be professionally taken within the past 6 months.* No uniforms or headgear, as well as, no wh... read more »

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Current Passport

* Passport must be in good condition. It will not be accepted if damaged or mutilated.
* Passport must be in good condition. It will not be accepted if damaged or mutilated.

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Original Name Change Document

* You must send an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPY of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order.
* All Original Name Change documents will be returned by government.
* You must send an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPY of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order. * All Original Name Change documents will be return... read more »

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Government Fees

* The amount of the check will be either $60 or $170 and must be payable to the "US Department of State".
* If using a personal check, a pre-printed Name and Address must be located in the upper left hand corner. It cannot be a starter or temporary check.
* Ensure that the applicant's full name and date of birth is written in the memo section of the check or money order.
* The amount of the check will be either $60 or $170 and must be payable to the "US Department of State".* If using a personal check, a pre-printed Name and Add... read more »

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Travel Itinerary

* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations.
* A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel itinerary.
* The Travel Itinerary must include the applicant's name and match the dates entered on the DS 5504 or DS 82 application.

* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations. * A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel iti... read more »

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Letter of Authorization

* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the U.S. Department of State.
* Ensure that the Courier Company Name is printed as it appears at the top of that page. This will help avoid processing delays.
* Hand print and sign in BLACK INK ONLY.
* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the U.S. Department of State. * Ensure that the Courier Company Name is printed as it ap... read more »

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Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label

* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, along with the Letter of Authorization form.
* Print this label and place on the outside of an overnight shipping envelope.
* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, along with the Letter of Authorization form.* Print this label and place on the outside... read more »

  I understand that the U.S. Department of State could suspend my case in the event that my package is incomplete.


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