Name Change

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Requirements for Passport Name Change

A) DS-5504: Government Application

DS-5504 must be completed online using the government application form.

B) One Passport Photo

The photo must be 2×2, color with a plain light or white background and show a full front view of the face.

C) Valid U.S. Passport

You current passport must have been issued within the last year.

Important: If your passport was issued more than one year ago you should use the Passport Renewal instructions.


D) Official Name Change Documentation

If the name you are currently using differs from the name on your previous passport you must submit a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order showing the change of name. 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.

E) Authorization Letter

Fill out, sign then print 2 copies of this form authorizing PVS International to handle your passport service request.

F) Travel Evidence

Please provide two copies of one of the following:

  • Copy of plane ticket showing foreign departure, OR
  • Copy of travel itinerary (from airline or travel agency with applicant's name, travel date, flight info)

G) Government Fee

$60.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State - if your passport was issued less than 1 year

$170.00 payable to the U.S Department of State - if your passport was issued more than 1 year (see passport renewal information)

H) PVS International Fee

Payable to PVS International by check, money order, or credit card during check out

  • $125- Rush (6-7 Business Days), OR
  • $200 - Rush (4-5 Business Days), OR
  • $250 - Emergency (2-3 Business Days)

I) Shipping Fee

Payable to PVS International by check, money order, or credit card during check out

  • $35 - Overnight Delivery
  • $25 - Two Day Delivery

All applicants must complete and submit the Online Order Form. After submitting the order form please print a copy of the "confirmation page" and send it to us along with the rest of the documents listed above.

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Please send all the documents listed above to the following address:

Company: PVS International
Address: 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1503
City, State, Zip: Arlington, VA 22209
Toll Free: 1 (800) 556-9990  International: +1 (703) 908-0330
Fax: +1 (703) 908-0332
Email: info@pvsinternational.org