True" okay, and welcome back to Matthew's travels and tips. In today's video, we are going to talk about changing the name on your US passport. We will go through the step-by-step process on how to get this done. - When applying to change your name on your passport, there are a few documents you will need to gather. These documents include your government application form, your recent passport photos, proof of name change, and the passport you are changing the name on. Additionally, you will need to pay the government fees. It's important to note that the specific requirements and fees can vary based on your situation. - First, let's discuss the government application form. There are two forms that can be used for a passport name change. The first form is the government application form DS-82, which is primarily used for passport renewals but can also be used for name changes. If your passport has been issued for over one year, you will need to renew it and apply for a name change using this form. The second form is the S550, which is used for corrections, name changes, or amendments for passports issued within one year. - Passport photos are also required for your passport name change. You can have your passport photos taken at places like Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, or any location that offers passport photo services. It is recommended to have your photo taken by a professional to ensure that it meets all the necessary requirements. These requirements include proper dimensions (2 by 2), no shadows in the background, appropriate lighting (not too bright or dark), and no glasses. - Moving on to proof of name change, you will need a legal document issued by the court to show that your name has been legally changed. This can...
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