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; and,
  • that passport was issued less than one year ago.

Preparing a Complete Application

Please disregard the pre-printed instructions on the online forms and submit all of the following.

  • Completed, legible Form DS-5504Application for a U.S. Passport.
  • Most recent U.S. passport.
  • One (1) U.S. sized passport photograph (Note: these are a different size from Samoan passport photographs.).
  • 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.
  • If applicable, original documentation to support name change or change of other descriptive data (certified photocopies are not acceptable)
  • Self-addressed Express Post envelope for return of your new and old passports (Note: we are unable to accept Registered Post envelopes to return the documents.)


There are no fees for this application.

Submitting the Application

  • In person: If you would like to submit this application in person, you may visit us during our consular window hours from 9-11am Mon-Fri.  We are located at the ACC building in Matafele on the 5th floor. If you have any other queries please email