In support of the Government of Albania’s efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19 by limiting public gatherings and increasing social spacing, the U.S. Embassy has cancelled all routine American citizen services and is providing emergency services only. If you require an emergency service, please write to ACSTirana@state.gov.
Do you need to correct or update your U.S. passport due to a name change, data error, or printing error? Pick the topic below to learn how.
The process to change your name on your passport varies depending on your situation. Please see the chart below to find the process that applies to you.
|You are requesting the change less than one year after your passport was issued||Submit the following:
Please note: You will not have to submit any fees.
|You are requesting the change more than one year after your passport was issued||If you are eligible to use Form DS-82*, submit the following:
If you are not eligible to use Form DS-82, submit the following:
|You are already using a different name but cannot document the change with a court order, divorce decree, or marriage certificate|| Submit the following:
Please note: If your ID is less than 5 years old, we may ask you for additional identification as evidence that you have been using the name for at least 5 years.
Correct a Data or Printing Error
A passport issued with a data error (e.g., name, sex, or place of birth) or printing error (e.g., data is missing on the biographical page, discoloration, crooked printing, etc.) can be corrected at no charge if the passport is still valid.
- Complete Form DS-5504.
- Submit form by mail with your passport, one color photo, and evidence of the error (e.g. your U.S. birth certificate showing the correct spelling of your last name).
- You will not have to submit any fees.
|Reported within one year of issue date||The new passport will be valid for 10 years from the date it is issued.|
|Reported after one year of issue date||The new passport will be valid until the expiration of the original, incorrect passport.|
Schedule an Online Appointment
You can make an appointment by visiting our Online Consular Calendar.
Please note: Electronic devices such tablets, notepads, and/or laptops are not allowed on Embassy grounds; while cellphones can be placed in designated areas inside the security booth.
Receiving your Passport
Full validity passports are printed in the U.S. and are generally available for pickup at the embassy or courier delivery about 7 to 14 business days after your application is accepted. You will receive an automated email when the passport is produced and ready for delivery. If for some reason you do not receive notice from our office, please contact us via email or appear after the above period passes to inquire about the status of your passport.
If you would like to have your new passport delivered via private courier, please inform us at the time you submit your application. The cost for each passport is 500 ALL within Tirana and 600 ALL outside of the Tirana area. Payment is collected by the Albanian Courier office when you pick up your passport. (Please note that passports are not delivered directly to your address but rather at an Albanian Courier delivery point. The Albanian Courier officials will text or call your number to let you know where and when to pick up your passport in your city.)
If you have questions about passports not answered on our website, please email us at ACSTirana@state.gov.