Correcting or Changing a Passport

Correct or Change Information in Your Passport (name change or typo error) or Replace Your Limited Passport 

Follow the instructions below if your passport was issued less than 1 year ago and you need to change information in your passport (either due to marriage or court order or correct a typo error)

OR

If you need to replace your limited passport that has not expired yet.

If your limited passport has a special endorsement at the back of your passport, it may need prior approval from the Department of State.  In which case, please follow the instructions indicated on the letter given to you when your limited passport was issued.

Step 1:

Fill out and print the DS-5504 (PDF format).  To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat.  Get a free download from the Adobe website.

Step 2:

Mail your documents to the embassy at the following address: Citizenship and Passport Unit, American Citizens Services, Consular Section, U.S. Embassy, 1201 Roxas Boulevard, 1000 Manila.  Note: there is no need to book an appointment for this service.  You may also call (02) 879-4747 to have Air21 courier pick-up the documents and deliver them to the Embassy. Please include the following:

  • Completed and signed DS-5504 application form
  • Your current passport
  • Two 2″ x 2″ photos
  • Original marriage certificate (must be PSA-issued if married in the Philippines) or original court order documenting the name change
  • There is no fee for this service.

Step 3:

Passport will be processed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. The expiring U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport.

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Follow the instructions below if your passport was issued more than 1 year ago and you need to change information in your passport (either due to marriage or court order or correct a typo error)

OR

If you need to replace your expired limited passport.

If your limited passport has a special endorsement at the back of your passport, it may need prior approval from the Department of State.  In which case, please follow the instructions indicated on the letter given to you when your limited passport was issued.

If your limited passport is already expired and you need to replace it with a full-validity passport,

For minors under 16 years old, follow the same instructions when renewing the passport for minors under 16 by clicking here.

If you are above 16 years old, click here for the Passport Checklist and follow the instructions below.

Step 1:  Filling out the DS-82 FORM

  • Electronically complete (fill out) and print the DS-82 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, please  click here for Form DS-82 (PDF format)(PDF 81.3 KB).
  • Complete and print (PDF Format). You may also complete the form electronically by using thePassport Application Wizard by clicking here.
  • Check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
  • Print out the DS-82 form upon completion. Make sure to include a valid email on the form.
  • Please note that some instructions and options on the form are only applicable in the United States.

Step 2: SUBMISSION METHOD (choose between two options)

Decide on your submission method for the DS-82 application. Payment must accompany all application submissions. The non-refundable application fee for an adult passport book renewal is $110.

  • OPTION 1: BY APPOINTMENT. Click here to Book an Appointment. You, or a designated representative, will need to appear for your appointment date with the completed and signed DS-82 application form, recent 2”x2” photos on white background (no eye-glasses), and $110 passport fee (payable in USD, PHP or by credit card).  If you are sending a representative on your behalf, the representative must have a written, signed authorization letter from you, authorizing the representative to apply and make payment for a passport renewal on your behalf. Please print the checklist by clicking here and bring all documents to your scheduled appointment.
  • OPTION 2: SUBMIT APPLICATION BY MAIL WITH ENCLOSED U.S. DOLLAR DEMAND DRAFT:  Include a US-dollar demand draft made out to “U.S. Embassy Manila” for $110 with your application.  Currently, there are three (3) local banks participating in this mail-in dollar demand draft program: Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco De Oro (BDO) and Security Bank (SBC).  Except for these three banks mentioned (BPI, BDO and SBC), we do not accept demand drafts from any other bank or any other financial instruments at this time and if an application is sent without the enclosed U.S. dollar demand draft, the application will be returned to you and will not be processed.  Including any other form of payment with your application will result in significant delays in processing your application. If  an application is sent without the enclosed U.S. dollar demand draft, the application will be returned to you and you will not be processed. Please make two (2) separate photocopies of the demand draft and enclose these with the original check and applicationform.  If applying for an emergency passport, it is advisable to select the second option below (personal payment in cash). DO NOT INCLUDE CASH WITH YOUR MAIL-IN APPLICATION.

Please include the following with your mailed-in application:

  • Completed and signed DS-82 application form. NOTE: Social Security number (SSN) is required for all passport applications. You must provide your SSN on the application form if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).  If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”  This declaration or statement of “NO SSN” does not need to be notarized, but must be signed and dated and attached to the passport application.
  • Your most recent passport and photocopy of the  passport personal data page
  • Two pieces 2″x 2″ photos (no eye glasses).
  • Demand draft payment: enclose the U.S. dollar demand draft issued by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco De Oro (BDO) or Security Bank (SBC) made out to “U.S. Embassy Manila” for $110.
  • Two (2) separate PHOTOCOPIES of the demand draft
  • Proof of Name change
  • Do NOT enclose CASH payment! If an application is sent without the enclosed U.S. dollar demand draft, the application will be returned to you and will not be processed.

Step 3: DELIVERY OF COMPLETED PASSPORT

The passport will be processed and delivered within 4-6 weeks upon approval. For applications sent by mail, the expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport.

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If you cannot legally document your name change (through court order or marriage) and/or if you cannot legally document your name change and your passport was issued more than 1 year ago:

Print the Passport Checklist by clicking here and follow the instructions below:

Step 1:

  • Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF format).  To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat.  Get a free download from the Adobe website.
  • Check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
  • Click Apply Online.
  • Print the DS-11 form upon completion.

Please note that some instructions are only applicable in the United States.

Step 2 :

Schedule an appointment. Use a valid email address and print your confirmation.

Step 3:

Please bring the following documents with you to your appointment:

  • The Passport Checklist, signed and dated
  • Your current passport
  • At least 3 public records showing your date and place of birth that show exclusive use of your assumed name for at least 5 years*
  • DS-11 form
  • Two pieces 2″ x 2″ photos
  • Printout of appointment confirmation
  • $135 in cash (U.S. dollars of Philippine pesos equivalent) or credit card for applicants 16 years old and above.

Step 4:

Once application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. The expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport. Note: Please expect a much longer turn-around time for the passport delivery if the application was initially submitted or payment was made at the American Consular Agency in Cebu.