Welcome to Travel Visa Pro! We understand that there are circumstances which call for a name change within a short period. It could be that you are leaving the country within a few weeks and the name on your ticket differs from that on your passport. As opposed to taking your chances at the airport, we advise that you undergo a name change, a process that takes less than a day when we expedite it. What’s more, we offer our services at affordable rates.
Before you undertake a name change, it is vital that you look into whether you are eligible to get one. First off, you should have changed your legal name within a year of getting your passport. If the name change took place once your passport was over a year old, then you should look into the renewal of your passport, a service which we also offer. If you are eligible, one of our agents will then walk you through the budget passport name change requirements.
For your name change to get recognition from the state, it should have original or certified documentation in its support. You can opt to use a marriage license, a divorce decree or a court decree of a name change. It is essential that you submit the original documents on the same as photocopies or faxes are unacceptable. From here, we will ask that you provide us with proof of your travel itinerary as this will help us expedite the process. You can submit this in the form of plane tickets, booking confirmations, a letter from your employer or any other documents which show the need for urgency in the matter.
Other budget passport name change requirements include two signed letters of authorization, two recent passport photos, and two DS 82 forms. With these documents, our agents will be in a position to hasten the process, and you should have a valid passport within a day. Thank you!
- TWO Original Signed Letters of Authorization.
TWO Original Signed Letters of Authorization. Please print and complete BY HAND, and sign two copies of this document. Photocopies not accepted.
- Two (2) Identical, Recent (not older than 3 months, no eye glasses allowed) Passport Photographs
To process your application, you are required to provide identical passport-style photographs (2 x 2 inches in size. Government Agencies have very specific regulations regarding the passport photographs. We recommend visiting professional photographer. Please review samples of well composed photos to avoid passport processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency. Beginning November 1, 2016, You must take off eye glasses for your U.S. Passport photo.
- US Passport Renewal Form (#DS-82)
Complete Online – Form DS-82 (click here) – Department of State website will open in a new window. After completing and printing out the application form in duplicate please print TWO COPIES. PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SUBMIT ONLY ONE-SIDED PAGES OF THE APPLICATION. We will accept only application completed ONLINE (applications not containing the 2D barcode or not accompanied by a duplicate application with the 2D barcode will be placed in suspense). If you wish us to type-up your application, we offer an exclusive concierge service. A $35 convenience fee will be assessed for this service. ORDER YOUR US PASSPORT CONCIERGE SERVICE HERE.
- Legal Records Showing Name Change
One of the following Original documents (fax or photocopies are not acceptable):
- Marriage License
- Divorce Decree
- Court Decree of Name Change
- Payment to Department of State
- Please write a personal or cashier’s check payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $170.00 (Passport book only) or $170 (Passport book and Passport card). You should write your date of birth on the MEMO line of the check. Starter’s checks are not accepted.
- For a $5 convenience fee Travel Visa Pro will get a check to pay Department of State dues.
- Copy of Evidence of Immediate Travel
Copy of airline/ferry/train ticket/itinerary indicating travel to a foreign country in less than 14 days or a foreign travel visa is required within four weeks. If you do not have one, or are driving to Mexico/Canada, or need passport for any other personal or business matter, you have to proof immediate need for your passport
. It can be a letter from employer on its letterhead detailing the need for urgent business trip OR a circular from employer mandating a need for each employee to have a valid US passport (e.g. pilots, flight attendants, etc.) OR hotel reservation in Mexico/ Canada OR any other document detailing the rush need for passport. If you do not have any of the above or have doubts, please fill out this statement.