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How Long Does a Passport Application Name Change Take?

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Once you’ve filled out and submitted your passport name change form, processing generally takes between four to six weeks.

If you need your passport name change completed faster than that, you can request expedited service. Expedited service only takes two to three weeks. To enjoy this fast processing, you’ll have to pay an additional fee to receive your new passport.

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Most Common Requests to Change Name on Passport

There are many reasons why you might want to change your name on your passport. Maybe you recently got married or finalized a divorce. Or maybe it was a simple matter of personal preference.

Regardless of the reason, it’s important to make sure you have a valid passport that reflects the change. This way, you can avoid any obstacles at the border during international travel. Regardless of your situation, GOV+ streamlined the whole process for you so your passport name change is seamless.

There are three common scenarios in which people apply for a passport name change form:

Most Common Requests to Change Name on Passport
Most Common Requests to Change Name on Passport
Most Common Requests to Change Name on Passport
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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect my Passport?

You can expect to receive a status update 14 days after your application is filed. Typically, an expedited passport will take 4-6 weeks to process, ship, and arrive; however, it could take up to 12 weeks due to extenuating circumstances. If you have an international trip planned, be sure to apply at least six months in advance.

How much will it cost?

The cost to apply for a new passport depends on the passport type and your age. The government passport fee varies by type and is as follows:

  1. Passport book (adult) – $145
  2. Passport book (minor) – $115
  3. Passport card (adult) – $30
  4. Passport card (minor) – $15
  5. Passport card and book (adult) – $175
  6. Passport card and book (minor) – $130

How do I receive my Passport?

Your passport and relevant documents may arrive in multiple shipments, depending on the types you requested. For example:

  1. Passport book or card – Your passport book or card and your citizenship documents may come in two separate mailings within ten days of each other.
  2. Passport book and passport card – Your documents, card, and book may arrive in three individual mailings. The second and third packages should arrive within ten days of the first.
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Why GOV+

When you need to travel abroad, there's no faster or easier way to get your passport than with GOV+. With our patent-pending technology, the process of applying for a passport is quick and easy. And our expert customer service team is always available to answer any questions you may have.

So whether you need to replace a lost or stolen passport, or you're simply looking to speed up the process, GOV+ has your back!

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