Who needs a DS-5504 form?
An eligible individual who wants to apply for a US passport should complete this form. An eligible individual is a US citizen who has changed their name and the US passport was issued less than one year ago; the information in their previous passport was incorrect; or the previous US passport was limited in validity and issued less than one year ago.
What is the purpose of the DS-5504 form?
This form provides the personal information about the applicant which is required to issue a US passport. The US passport exists in card and book format. The passport in card format is not valid for international air travel.
What documents must accompany the DS-5504 form?
The application for US passport should be accompanied by the most recent US passport; a recent color photograph (the photo requirements are listed on the second page of the form); evidence to support a name change (birth certificate or marriage certificate) or other data change. All the supporting documents (except the photos) will be returned to the applicant.
When is the DS-5504 form due?
This application is completed when there is a need. The estimated time for completing the form is 60 minutes.
What information should be provided in the DS-5504 form?
The application asks for the following details from the applicant:
- Type of the required document (Passport book, Passport Card, Both)
- Applicant’s name
- Applicant’s date and place of birth
- Applicant’s social security number
- Mailing address
- Passport book and/or passport card information
- Applicant’s appearance (height, hair color, eye color)
- Employer or school
- Emergency contact
- Travel plans
- Reason of applying for a new passport
The applicant should also sign and date the form.
What do I do with the application after the completion?
The completed form is forwarded to National Passport Processing Center, Philadelphia, PA.