If you need to correct your U.S. passport because your passport was issued to you with an error, please read the information below carefully to learn how to request a new or replacement U.S. passport.
Printing errors and spelling errors, including incorrect name, gender, or place of birth, can be corrected at no charge at any time while the passport is still valid.
- If reported within one year of issuance, a new, corrected passport will be issued, which will be valid for 10 years from the date the new, correct book is issued.
- If reported after one year of issuance, the new, corrected passport will be valid until the expiration date of the original, incorrect passport.
The requirements for replacement passports apply for both adults and minors.
To correct a printing or spelling error in your passport, mail Form DS-5504 with one color passport photo and evidence of the error to the U.S. Embassy, Blvd Liviu Librescu nr. 4-6, Sector 1, Bucharest, Attn: American Citizen Services.
If you wish to submit the application in person please note that there is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.
You are not required to present a printout of the confirmation sheet on the day of the appointment as your name will be on the access list for that day, although you may wish to keep a copy for your records.
There are two lines to enter the U.S. Embassy: one line is strictly for visa applicants; the other line is for American Citizen Service (ACS) customers and other visitors to the Embassy, and usually requires no waiting. Upon arrival at the Embassy for their appointment, U.S. citizens should go directly to the entrance – do not stand in the visa application line. Show your U.S. passport or other type of photo ID and your appointment confirmation sheet (if you were able to print it) to the local security guards. You will go through a security screening process before entering the Embassy grounds. Look for directions for ACS customers to enter the consular waiting room. Once inside the waiting room, take a number from the Qmatic “ACS” button and proceed toward window 14.
To schedule an appointment to correct your U.S. passport please use the following link: US Passport Appointment. DO NOT use this link to make appointments for visa applicants or legal residents, such appointments cannot be honored. To set an appointment for a visa applicant or legal permanent resident, please visit the Visas page and follow the instructions from the “Contact Us” box. Each applicant requiring a service at the Embassy must have a separate appointment.