Correction of Information on Passport

If you changed your name since your most recent passport was issued less than a year ago, then you may receive an updated passport free of charge. If the circumstances described in the prior sentence do not apply to you, then applying for a new passport for the purposes of a name change would be considered a passport renewal.

If you are traveling within the 10 working days, please make an appointment online and bring the following to your appointment, otherwise, please submit the following by mail. Please use Local CourierPost (Hong Kong) or Speedpost (Macau) if you want to guaranteed or tracked delivery.

  • Your old passport: This passport will be cancelled and returned to you with your new passport;
  • Complete Form DS-5504.

    Parents should sign for children under age 16. Please ignore pages one and two of the printed instruction pages, as they do not apply when applying for your passport in the Hong Kong. Follow the instructions on this page. Form DS-5504 must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet. For tips on completing the DS-5504 [PDF], please see Completing the DS-5504;

  • One Photo: The photo must be 2″ X 2″ (5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background. Eye glasses are no longer be allowed in U.S. passport photos. For details about the photo requirements, please see Passport Photos.
  • If you have changed your name via marriage, please bring your original marriage certificate. If you have changed your name via deed poll or government court order, please bring those original documents and government-issued ID in that new name. If the original documents are in a language other than English, please bring a certified English translation as well.
  • A self-addressed return envelope in which to have your documents returned to you once processing is completed. We can only return passports to addresses in Hong Kong and Macau. Passport requests from applicants living in China or other countries will be returned.

    Please note: While Hongkong Post is very reliable, we cannot guarantee delivery of your passport. Those who want guaranteed delivery or the ability to track the receipt or delivery of their passport should include a self-addressed Local CourierPost or Speed Post prepaid envelope (purchased in Hong Kong). The weight of the returned passport will be less than 500 grams. Inquiries regarding Speedpost or Local CourierPost should be directed to Hongkong Post Office. As the Consulate does not keep track of tracking numbers, you are advised to keep a record of your CourierPost or Speedpost tracking number so you can track your passport’s return to you.

  • There is no fee associated with the form DS-5504.

Please mail your passport application, along with all supporting documents and photos. We cannot accept applications sent from China or other countries.

Your envelope should be addressed to:

Passport-by-Mail Service
American Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General
26 Garden Road
Central
Hong Kong

Please enclose a self-addressed return envelope. We can only return passports to addresses in Hong Kong and Macau. Passport requests from applicants living in China or other countries will be returned.

Please note: While Hongkong Post is very reliable, we cannot guarantee delivery of your passport. Those who want guaranteed delivery or the ability to track the receipt or delivery of their passport should include a self-addressed Local CourierPost or Speed Post prepaid envelope (purchased in Hong Kong). The weight of the returned passport will be less than 500 grams. Inquiries regarding Speedpost or Local CourierPost should be directed to Hongkong Post Office. As the Consulate does not keep track of tracking numbers, you are advised to keep a record of your CourierPost or Speedpost tracking number so you can track your passport’s return to you.

An application for a full-validity (ten year) passport will be sent to the United States for printing with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should allow 10 working days for your application to be processed.

If you are traveling within 10 working days please make an appointment online.

 

Last modified: April 13, 2017