Name Changes /Replacing an emergency limited validity passport / Correction of Printing Errors/Passport Cards

 

Name Changes

Documents needed to exchange your passport due to a name change: Please schedule an appointment online and bring the required documents below to the Embassy in Seoul

Documents needed to exchange your passport due to a name change:

Replacing an emergency limited validity passport 

If you’ve received an emergency limited passport and wish to apply for a replacement passport please follow the instructions below.

1) If it was issued less than one year ago and received a letter with replacement instructions during the time of issuance, you can submit your application with the following materials via courier service.

  • Letter with replacement instructions which includes fee waiver information
  • Completed and signed DS-5504 (for minor applicant, one of the parents may sign a DS-5504) You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one.
  • One passport photograph (Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms.)
  • Your emergency limited passport

2) If you do not fall under the above category and did not receive the letter from us, you will need to appear in person at the Embassy to submit your application.  For minor applicants, please click here for required documentsFor adult applicants, please click here for required documents.

Passport Cards

The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book.  The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

All U.S. passport card applications submitted at the U.S. Embassies and Consulates are sent to the United States for processing.  If you are applying for a passport card along with a passport book, please note that they are processed separately.  The processing of a passport card can take an additional month or two and can be mailed to you separately.

For more information about the passport card, please visit the Department of States website.

Correction of Printing Errors

A passport applicant who wants to have biographical data corrected in his/her passport due to Department error may receive a free replacement passport with corrected data at any time.

Documents needed to exchange your passport for correction of printing errors:

  • Passport application must be filled out using the Passport Wizard. You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one. Once completed, please print and sign the application form.
  • No additional fees  
  • Your passport with the incorrect biographical data
  • If there is a printing error in the descriptive data, please submit evidence showing the correct information such as an original or certified birth certificate or a marriage certificate.
  • One passport photograph (Sized 2″ X 2″ (or 5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background taken within the last six months/no eye glasses/no uniforms.) (U.S. passport and Korean passport photo sizes are different.)
  • A return delivery courier slip (available at the Embassy)