5. Passport and Other Questions
The requirements for having your US passport name changed depend on whether and how long you have had the passport.
- Application form for a new passport, which you can fill out online or download and then present the form in person;
- Evidence of your name change (naturalization certificate);
- Passport fee.
- Application for a passport name change;
- Your current valid passport;
- Evidence of a name change (naturalization certificate);
- Passport fee
How can I change my name on my US passport?
You will need to complete Form DS-19, Passport Amendment/Validation Application, and submit it along with the following:
How do I replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship?
To apply for a replacement of your naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship issued by us or by the USCIS, file Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document. The N-565 application is available on our website.
It may take a while – about one year or even longer.
I was born overseas. I believe I was a US citizen at birth, because one or both of my parents were US citizens when I was born. But my birth and citizenship were not registered with the US embassy when I was born. Can I apply to have my citizenship recognized?
Yes, but please note: whether or not someone born outside the US to a US citizen parent is a US citizen, depends on the law in effect when the person was born. These laws have changed over the years but usually require a combination of the parent being a US citizen when the child was born, and having lived in the US or its possessions for a period of time. The table on the next page gives some examples of recent requirements. Derivative citizenship can be quite complex and may require a careful legal analysis.
Additional answers can be found in other sections of our FAQ listed below:
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