Change of Name and Data Correction

Name changes in existing passports are no longer permitted. New passports must be issued to reflect a name change. You must send this application and your passport to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm for processing. The Embassy address is listed at the bottom of this page under the heading, “Where to send the Application.”

Passport issued less than one year ago:

If your passport was issued less than one year ago, you apply for a name change without any charge. Please follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Passport with old name

  • Your U.S. passport issued in your old name (issued less than one year ago).

STEP 2: Name change documentation

  • Proof of your name change, i.e. a document from the Swedish tax authorities (Skatteverket) stating both old and new name, or a U.S. court order stating both old and new name, or an official U.S. marriage certificate in original.

STEP 3: Passport Application

  • Application Form DS-5504 (PDF – 99KB). Please disregard the instructions listed on pages 1-2 since they apply to passport processing in the U.S.

STEP 3: Photographs

STEP 4: Postage

  • Prepare a shipment label here (Skicka Direkt):
    Order Shipment Label 
    Choose REK postage and the weight of 50g-2kg
    :
    Use the following From/Från address:US Embassy, Attn: ACS
    Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31
    SE-115 89 Stockholm

    The recipient (Till) is the person to which you would like your passport to be delivered (that is the name of the passport holder for an adult and the name of a parent for a minor).
    Be advised that the addressee must present a valid Swedish ID to retrieve registered mail from the designated local delivery location.
    Passport cards: An application for a passport book will take approximately three weeks to process and for a passport card, six to eight weeks.  If you would like to receive your passport book before the passport card, please provide two return envelopes with your application. Otherwise we will keep your passport book until we receive the passport card.

STEP 5: Send your Application

Please send your passport, the application form, name change document if applicable, and shipment label to the following address:

US Embassy, Attn: ACS
Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31
SE-115 89 Stockholm

Since passports are such valuable documents, we recommend that you use registered mail (rekommenderad post) when sending a passport application to the U.S. Embassy.

Passport issued more than one year ago

If your passport was issued more than one year ago, you must apply for a new passport using the appropriate renewal passport application and pay the passport fee. You must submit proof of your name change, i.e. a document from the Swedish tax authorities (Skatteverket) stating both old and new name, or an official U.S. court order, or a U.S. marriage certificate in original.

Please note that you can apply for a new passport in your new name by mail if you are eligible for mail-in renewal. Disregard instructions printed on pages 1-2 of the DS-82 application form as special rules apply when processing a passport at the Embassy.

If you notice an error in your passport due to a mistake committed by our office, we will issue you a corrected passport at no cost.  In order to obtain this passport, please follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Passport

  • The passport containing the error (the passport must still be valid).

STEP 2: Application Form 

  • A properly completed Application for a U.S. Passport: Name Change and Data Correction Form DS-5504 (PDF 74 KB).  If the applicant is under 16 years of age, one parent must sign the DS-5504 on his or her behalf.

STEP 3: Photographs

STEP 4: Evidence showing correct data

  • Acceptable citizenship and/or identification evidence showing the correct data.

STEP 5: Postage

  • Prepare an envelope with a shipment label ordered here (Skicka Direkt):
    Order Shipment Label 

    Choose REK postage and the weight of 50g-2kg
    Use the following From/Från address:

    US Embassy, Attn: ACS
    Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31
    SE-115 89 Stockholm

    The recipient (Till) is the person to which you would like your passport to be delivered (that is the name of the passport holder for an adult and the name of a parent for a minor).
    Be advised that the addressee must present a valid Swedish ID to retrieve registered mail from the designated local delivery location.
    Passport cards: An application for a passport book will take approximately three weeks to process and for a passport card, six to eight weeks.  If you would like to receive your passport book before the passport card, please provide two return envelopes with your application. Otherwise we will keep your passport book until we receive the passport card.

Passports are printed in the United States with a secure photo-digitized image of the bearer. Upon receiving a complete application, the processing time for a passport is approximately 15 business days.