You are eligible to apply for a passport name change if your most recent U.S. passport :
Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
Was issued when you were age 16 or older
Was issued within the last 15 years and more than 1 year ago
You can legally document your name change
Complete and Submit Form DS-82: Application For A U.S. Passport
Complete Form DS-82: Application for a U.S. Passport (Online Version) . The US Passport Agency has introduced an Online based application form, this Online style application must be used in all expediting cases. Failure to use this Online application may cause delays in processing times. TIP: This Online application has replaced “Hand Written” applications, YOU ARE NOT APPLYING
ONLINE you are only completing the questions by typing them onto the application the US State Department web site ‘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 you will then be able to print (single sided only) and sign (in blue or black ink only) your application.
Note: The application Wizard will ask you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete the form, no payments will be made and options selected will have no effect on the actual service provided by Allstate Passports & Visas. The Wizard is simply designed to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail in applications. A correctly formatted application should have a BAR CODE on the top left corner, and DS-82 printed on the bottom left of the application.
Submit Your Most Recent U.S. Passport
Include your most recent undamaged U.S. Passport
Submit Evidence of change name on passport
Include original or certified marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order (only if your current name is different from what was recorded in your most recent U.S. Passport).
Pay the Applicable U.S. Government Fee
Government Fees for applicants of age 16 and older: check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $190, if applying for a Passport Book or $220, if applying for a us passport name change and Card
Government Fees for applicants under 16 years old: check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $160, if applying for a Passport Book or $175, if applying for a Passport Book and Card
Provide Two Professional Passport Photos
Your Photographs Must Be:
2 x 2 inches in size
Taken within the past 6 months
Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
Please sign two Letters of Authorization with original signature (BLUE or BLACK ink ONLY).
Ship Documents to Allstate Passports & Visas
For faster service and accurate tracking we recommend using FedEx. Please mail your documents to the address below:
Allstate Passports & Visas
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (206) 522-5995
Passport Name Change FAQ
Is name change required due to marriage or divorce?
It is not required but recommended. U.S. citizens who change their names may travel using a U.S. passport that was issued in their prior name, but need proof of the name progression, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree or court documents showing the legal name change).
It is recommended that travelers check with the countries they are traveling to for their entry requirements.
U.S. CBP also recommends calling the Transportation Security Administration to find out their latest requirements about name matching on travel documents.
For more seamless travel, it's a good idea to change the name on your passport.