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  • Does my passport address have to match my license?
  • Is it mandatory for my passport to match my license
  • How do I change the address on my passport?

Does my passport address have to match my license?

When you apply for a passport for the first time you will be required to submit your photo ID to verify your identity Photo ID can be your driver's license with a photo, a certificate of citizenship (state-issued birth certificate ), etc. Changes in the passport are very common, like address change, name change after marriage or divorce, etc.

Address change is common as people constantly change their residence . But does your passport address have to match your license? While it's important to have accurate and up-to-date information on both documents, there is generally no strict requirement for the addresses to match precisely on both licenses But the license must be issued in the same state where you want to apply for a passport, for example if you want to apply for a passport in New York then the address on your license should also be in new york it's always advisable to keeping both your passport and driver's license updated with your current address to ensure accuracy and avoid potential complications.

Table of contents
  • Does my passport address have to match my license?
  • Is it mandatory for my passport to match my license
  • How do I change the address on my passport?
  • Is it mandatory for my passport to match my license

    It's not mandatory for your passport and license to match unless you lease a car in a foreign country, then you must provide a valid passport and driver's license, you may face some challenges if the passport and driver's license don't match.

    How do I change the address on my passport?

    Here are some ways by which you can change the address on your passport to match your license.

    Use Form DS-5504:You can change the address on your passport using Form DS-5504 but note that the passport should have been issued less than 1 year ago. Information on passports older than 1 year cannot be changed using the DS-5504 form, there will be no application fees if you use the DS-5504 form for correction or changes in your passport.

    However if the passport was issued more than 1 year ago, you have to use form DS- 82 (passport renewal ), you will need to submit the current passport, a recent photograph, and a government-issued ID with the new address on it and you will also need to submit application fees.

    Other changes that you can make to your passport.
    Other than address you can change a lot more on your passport.
    Gender change
    Name change (link)
    New marital status