Name Change / Amendment

Important Notice

At the present time A1 Passport can only process passport renewal, no other types of processing are possible. The information below will only be valid and effective after the Washington passport agency allows commercial services to resume all normal passport processing.

a1-passport-instructionsIn some cases U.S. citizens are eligible to carry a second valid U.S. passport. Please complete Step 1 and gather the documents before calling our office. Feel free to contact us here with any questions. When you have everything listed under Step 1, call us and we can walk you through the rest of the process.

Step 1: Collect Documents

U.S. passport

    • Valid or a passport that was valid for 10 years and expired within the last 5 years

Complete, sign, and print the passport application (DS-82)

    • Unless your passport was issued 1 year ago or less, in which case you may download, print, and fill out the DS-5504 by hand.

One Passport Photograph

2 Inches by 2 Inches on a white background

Complete and sign the Letter of Authorization

    • Please print and sign 2 copies.
    • This allows our company to act on the applicant’s behalf. (Attention: Write “A1 Passport and Visa Express” in the “Courier Company Name” field and check the first two boxes. Do not check all three boxes.) Please watch our YouTube video if you need clarification.

Complete and print the order form for A1 Passport

An original or certified copy of the legal document that caused the name change

    • Examples include a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order. If you are submitting the DS-5504 to correct a recently issued passport that was printed with errors, you must submit an original or certified copy of your birth certificate, or a previously issued passport bearing the correct credentials. Copies of these documents are unacceptable. Gender reassignment applicants will need a letter from their physician regarding their transition status.

Copy of Travel Itinerary/Reservations

  • This is only needed for those who need “Next Day” service or emergency 24 hour service.
  • Itinerary, a copy of your airline ticket, or a letter from your company printed on your stationery addressed to the Washington Passport Agency which introduces the applicant, and states the date and country of travel, requesting issuance of a new passport prior to your travel date.

Step 2: Fees

U.S. Department of State Amendment : Government Fee

Current Passport IssuedPrice
Exactly 1 year ago or less$60
1-15 years ago$175

A1 Passport : Passport Service Fees

Service TypePriceProcessing Time
Emergency 1 day**Please call1 business day
Emergency 2 days**2 business day
Urgent*5-7 business days
Rush10 business days

**By appointment only
*Must call first

Note: All processing times are measured in business days and begin from the day of submission to the passport agency, not the day we recieve your documents. All slots are subject to availability. For prompt processing, please call our office before sending your documents.


Return Shipping Fees

Priority Overnight$351-3 Passports
Priority Overnight$414+ Passports
Saturday Delivery$61+1-3 Passports

Calculate: Consular Fee + A1 Service Fee + Shipping = Total Due

Step 3: Shipping

Place the following documents in a FedEx Envelope


  1. Valid, signed U.S. passport
  2. Completed and signed Passport Application (DS-82)
  3. One Passport Photograph (taken in the last 6 months)
  4. Two completed and signed Letters of Authorization
  5. One (two-page) Order Form for A1 Passport
  6. An original or certified copy of the legal document that caused the name change.
  7. Copy of Travel Itinerary/Reservations (for those traveling within 1-7 days  only)
  8. Government fee, service service fee for A1’s service, and the shipping fee

Call us at 202-639-1500 and indicate you are processing an Expedited Passport from the Internet.

We recommend that you use FedEx as a safe means of overnight shipping. We will return your passport to you the same way.

Ship To:
A1 Passport & Visa Express
1012 14th St NW, #630
Washington, DC. 20005
(202) 639 1500

Click here to find FedEx locations

Important Notice: In case of an emergency, when your passport must be processed in 24-48 hours, you must call our office for special instructions. Your FedEx package should be marked “FIRST AM DELIVERY.” You must clearly indicate “DELIVER AFTER 7AM, PLEASE SLIDE UNDER THE DOOR.” Our building opens automatically at 7am; the FedEx driver will not be able to enter the building before that time.