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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.



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STARTING INSTRUCTIONS

* Use the link to the passport application enclosed in your Step 1 email.

* Please review the Step-By-Step instructions below the Passport Application link prior to starting.

* Please only use Black Ink when signing the DS application and Letter of Authorization.

* Do not cross out, white out or print over any part of your application or documents, as this will cause your passport order to be suspended.

* If you have any questions before you begin the process, contact our office at 877-503-9838.
* Use the link to the passport application enclosed in your Step 1 email. * Please review the Step-By-Step instructions below the Passport Application link prio... read more »

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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.

* The application is a "Smart Form." Once you have entered all your personal information, it will apply all the data to the appropriate DS form to print.

* Step-by-Step instructions on printing the application and selecting the appropriate government fee options is located directly under the Passport Application link in the Step 1 email.

* Print out Single-Sided only.

* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted.

* Ensure bar codes are located at the bottom right hand corner of pages 1 & 2.

* On the upper left hand corner, ensure that there is a vertical scan code (below the American Eagle).

* When you print your DS application, please save the completed form on your computer until the entire process is complete.
(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. * The... read more »

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Passport Photo

* Must be included with the DS-82 or DS-5504 application.

* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken within the past 6 months.

* "Selfie" style photos are not acceptable.

* Eyeglasses are not allowed to be worn in passport photos.

* If you wear religious headgear on a daily basis, you may wear this in your passport photo. You must submit a letter explaining that you wear this headgear daily for religious reasons. This headgear must not obscure your face.

* We recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and pick up at your nearest Walgreens location. This app will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency.
* Must be included with the DS-82 or DS-5504 application. * Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken wit... 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

* Must be payable to the "US Department of State".

* It must be included with your original documents.

* The amount of the check will either be $60 or $170.

* If you wish to also request a Passport Card, your cost will increase to $90 or $200.

* A Starter or Temporary Check is NOT accepted.

* If using a personal check, a pre-printed Name and Address must be located in the upper left hand corner.

* Ensure that the applicant's full name and date of birth is written in the memo section of the check or money order, if not pre-printed in the upper left hand corner.
* Must be payable to the "US Department of State". * It must be included with your original documents. * The amount of the check will either be $60 or $170. *... 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.

* PLEASE NOTE: A Business Letter cannot be used with a Same Day order request.
* 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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Call RushMyPassport.com

* Before you ship the documents via FedEx, please contact our office for a final review.

* During this call, you will receive the Letter of Authorization and pre-paid shipping label.

* Our number is 877-503-9838 - Press 2
* Before you ship the documents via FedEx, please contact our office for a final review.* During this call, you will receive the Letter of Authorization and pre... read more »

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Letter of Authorization

* Hand print and sign in BLACK INK ONLY.

* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the Department of State.

* Date requested on form is today's date

* Ensure that the Courier Company Name is printed as it appears at the top of that page. This will help avoid processing delays.

DO NOT SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS VIA FEDEX WITHOUT A COMPLETED LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION.
* Hand print and sign in BLACK INK ONLY. * This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the Department of State. * Date requested on form is... read more »

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Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label

VERY IMPORTANT:

* Our Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, that also includes your Letter of Authorization.

* Print this label and place on the outside of an overnight shipping envelope.
VERY IMPORTANT: * Our Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, that also includes your Letter of Authorization. * Print this label a... read more »

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Important Notes

* Your passport application may be denied if you are in the arrears of child support, have been convicted of a felony, or have been notified by the IRS of owing back taxes.
* Your passport application may be denied if you are in the arrears of child support, have been convicted of a felony, or have been notified by the IRS of owing back taxes.

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Shipping The Passport Back To You

* If you request your passport to be delivered to a residential address, it DOES NOT require a signature for release at delivery.

* If you prefer a signature release of your passport, please provide RushMyPassport with a business address.
* If you request your passport to be delivered to a residential address, it DOES NOT require a signature for release at delivery.* If you prefer a signature rel... 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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