Passport Name Change Form DS-82

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Okay and welcome back to Matthews travels and tips and in today's video we were going to talk about changing the name on your US passport and we'll go through the step by step process on how to get this done okay so when you're applying to change your name on your passport there are a few documents you will need to gather these documents are your government application form you all sending passport photos you will need the proof of name change any kind of legal proof of name change whether it's from the court or marriage or divorce you'll also need the passport you're doing that name change on and the government fees and all these things can differ depending on your situation but we will go into detail for each one and first up we're going to talk about the government application form and there are two different forms that can be used for a passport name change the first up is the government application form ds-82 which is actually two renewal application but it's also used for passport name changes as any password that's been issued for over one year can it be amended and you'll have to do a full renewal of that passport and apply a name change on it the second being at the s550 for which is used for corrections or name change or amendments for any passport that's been issued for one year olace okay and next up we have passport photos and these passport photos are required as well for your passport name change and you can get them taken at places like Walmart Walgreens CVS Costco any place that does passport photos on we do recommend that you get it done at a place like this I'm not try taking it to yourself as there are a few requirements that need to be followed to and to ensure that the photos are within the proper dimensions but when you do get the photos taken remember mistakes do happen so you want to make sure that the person taking the photo did take it properly make sure the photos cut out in a 2 by 2 dimension make sure that there are no shadows in the background make sure it's not too bright or dark make sure you're not wearing glasses in the photos but once you follow our guidelines you should have notice to put your passport photos okay and now we're going to talk about proof of name change your proof of native change is any legal document issued by the court that shows that your name is legally change and these documents can be your marriage certificate or license it can be a divorce decree showing that you're reverting back to your original name or even a court order if you go to the court and apply for a legal name change there now when sending in documents you have to send in these ...