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DS-5504
Name Change, Extend Validity, Correct Printing Error

How to Apply

Based on the information provided, you need to complete a DS-5504. Please see the Local Information section to determine if you are required to submit an online form or a handwritten form.

Step One: Complete the form and print it, do not sign it.

Step Two: Prepare the following documentation to include with your application:

      • Your limited/temporary U.S. Passport
      • 1 color passport photo.

There is no charge unless you request expedited service.

Step Three: If you are changing the gender marker in your U.S. passport, please see these additional requirements.

U.S. embassies and consulates will not be able to offer emergency passports with X gender markers until all technological updates are complete in late 2023. If an X gender marker passport holder loses their passport while traveling overseas, they will need to select a binary gender marker (M or F) to be issued an emergency passport. Once they have completed their travel, they have up to one year from the date of issuance to apply for a free replacement routine passport with an X gender marker using Form DS-5504.

Step Four: Set an Appointment

Be sure to view local information below to determine fees and payment process and additional requirements.

Local Information

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    Important Information

    What not to bring to your appointment

          1. Visitors are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets, and similar electronic devices onto the premises. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.
          2. To facilitate and speed up your entry into the compound we recommend you bring no large bags such as suitcases, backpacks, and packages.
          3. Baby food and/or essential medications (in plastic containers only, NO glass) should be brought to the attention of the guards.
          4. Once you enter the screening area, be prepared to remove all metallic items, together with your coat/jacket, belt, handbag/rucksack/briefcase, etc.