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Form DS-5504: Changing the Descriptive Data on Your Passport or Replacing a Limited Validity Passport


Submit Form DS-5504 if all the following are true:
  • you can submit your most recent passport which has not been damaged;
  • that passport was issued less than one year ago
  • your most recent U.S. passport book was obtained at the full passport fee and limited to two years or less for a reason other than multiple losses or serious damage/mutilation of previous passports.


Please disregard the pre-printed instructions on the online forms and submit all of the following. Original documents submitted in support of an application will be returned with the new passport.
  • Application form
    Completed Form DS-5504 Application for a U.S. Passport (do not mail the 4 pages of instructions, just the 2 pages of the application).
    All applicants must provide their Social Security number on the application form – see our additional information. Your application must include an email address and contact phone number.
  • Passport
    Most recent U.S. passport must be submitted with the application.
  • Photo
    One (1) U.S. sized passport photograph.
  • Applicants under age 16:
    One parent is required to sign the application. Please submit the child’s original birth certificate and the signing parents’ original photographic identity, such as a valid passport.
  • Changing name
    If applicable, original documentation to support name change or change of other descriptive data (certified photocopies are not acceptable)
  • Envelope
    A self-addressed envelope A4 size with postage stamps of 2.52. This must be provided for the return of your old and new passport
  • Fees
    There are no fees for this application.


Applicants are directed to mail their applications to the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia for processing.

U.S. Embassy Nicosia

ATTN: American Citizen Services

Metochiou & Ploutarchou Street

2407, Engomi

Nicosia, Cyprus


Applicants who are in the United States should click here for domestic passport application guidance.

Applicants who are not in Cyprus or the United States should contact their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for assistance.