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Priority Passports & Visa Services guarantees you will receive your new US passport by your departure date! When we receive your package, you will receive your passport back by your travel date, guaranteed!
Please follow these steps in order for Priority Passports & Visa Services to expedite your application for a US passport. You may print out this page for your convenience.
Consider this:
If you choose to use "normal" processing via the Post Office (i.e. not an expediting service like ours), the process will take up to 6 weeks.
Passport Name Change
A) Completed Government Passport Application (Form DS-5504)
You have a choice of downloading the application form or going to a Passport Acceptance Facility to pickup the application form.

B) Valid U.S. Passport
Your US Passport must be valid AND the expiration date must be greater than one year away.
  • If your passport is expired, you must apply for a new passport, click here for instructions.
  • If your passport is valid but within one year of expiration, you may apply for a passport renewal.
C) Proof of Name Change
To prove your name change, you are required to provide official documentation certifying the change. The two official documents are a Marriage Certificate or a Court Order:

  • The name change document MUST bear the official seal of the issuing authority.
  • Uncertified copies or notarized documents are UNACCEPTABLE.
D) Letter of Authorization
You will be emailed a link to the Priority Passport Processing Authorization Letter after you have completed your order.
E) Travel Evidence / Proof of Departure
You must provide a copy of ONE of the following:  
  • your foreign travel plane ticket showing the departure date
  • your printed travel itinerary from travel agent or airline showing foreign travel
  • If this is a business trip, you may present a business letter from your employer. For more instructions and a sample letter, please click here.
F) Order Form
Emergency Passport Name Change Service
New Passport Processed in One Or Two Business Days
Cost:299 + Government Fee
Next Day Passport Name Change Service
Passport Renewal Processed in two to three days
Cost:249 + Government Fee
Priority Passport Name Change Service
New Passport Processed in 3 or 4 business days.
Cost:199 + Government Fee
Rush Passport Name Change Service
New Passport Processed in 5 to 7 business days.
Cost:149+ Government Fee
Standard Passport Name Change Service
New Passport Processed in 8 to 14 business days.
Cost:99+ Government Fee
G) Fees and Payment
Government Fees
Be prepared to make a check or Money Order for $170 payable to U.S. Department of State.
  • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check
  • Starter Checks and 3rd Party Checks will NOT be accepted.
Passport Name Change
A) Prior to authorization, please verify that you have collected the following travel documents:
  • Government Application Form DS - 5504
  • Valid US Passport
  • Authorization Letter
  • Proof of Name Change
  • Proof of Departure / Travel Itinerary
  • Check or Money Order for $170 to US Department of State
  • Payment to PriorityPassports.com
  • Return Airbill or $ 20 payment to PriorityPassport.com
B) Call us at 1-800-606-0649 and indicate you are processing an Emergency Passport from the Internet. We will instruct you on where to send your FedEx Priority Letter. Our office hours are 9am to 5pm EST Monday through Friday.
  1. Please have your travel documents when calling so we can review them with you prior to shipping.
  2. You will be emailed the address of where to mail your documents.
C) On the FedEx Airbill, put your Order Number in Box 2

Click here to find FedEx locations


You are sending this package to a FedEx facility for our service to receive the package to submit to the US Passport Agency by 10am. This ensures the fastest possible service; however, the Fedex facility will deny packages sent via other overnight services (UPS, Airborne, Express Mail, etc) - therefore it is imperative you send using Fedex.
When we receive your package, you'll receive your passport back by your travel date, guaranteed! If you have any questions, call us 1-800-606-0649.



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