People change their names for many purposes including marriage and divorce, and they note down these changes in many documents. However, there is a substantial population that forgets to change their travel documents and the need for the same only arises when they need to leave the country. If you have undertaken a legal name change and you need to change your passport, we at Travel Visa Pro can get the process expedited in less than a day. We start by looking into whether you qualify for a name change. As per the state department, anyone who has changed their name within a year of getting their passport qualifies for a name change. However, anyone who has changed their name and is in possession of a passport older than one year should undertake passport renewal. We offer both services at expedited rates.
Our next day passport name change requirements start with legal name change documents. You require proving that the name change is legal and recognized by the state by providing documentation on the same. Acceptable records include marriage certificates, divorce decrees as well as court decrees on a name change. One of these documents is adequate, and you should only provide the original record as the state does not accept copies.
You should also prove that there is an urgent need to travel. It could be that you plan on leaving the country or processing a visa in a few weeks. As such you can provide evidence in the form of booking confirmations, travel itineraries as well as letters from your employer. Other next day passport name change requirements include two recent passport photos that are an authentic likeness of you, two complete DS 82 forms and two letters of authorization.
Our specialists will receive, review and submit the documents and you should have your passport the next 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.