Supporting Documents

No. You are required to furnish the originals or copies certified by the issuing authority bearing the official’s seal and signature. Photocopies certified by a Clerk of Court, Justice of the Peace, solicitor, or notary public are not acceptable.

No. We have already documented your name change, so you should simply fill out the application form for your new passport in your new name.

Written translation by an accredited translator are required for any documents not in English or German.

You may obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for the purpose.

If you were born abroad, your parents should have registered your birth at a U.S. Embassy or consulate and received a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Form FS-240. This form is acceptable legal proof of birth and U.S. citizenship. Records are kept at the Passport Vital Records Section in Sterling, VA.

You may obtain a certified copy of these documents from the state in which the marriage/divorce or death occurred. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose.