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Renew by mail using Form DS-82 if you respond "Yes" to all statements below about your most recent passport:
If you're not eligible to renew your passport, go to our Apply in Person page to learn the steps for how to apply. You cannot renew a passport for a child under age 16 and must apply again in person using Form DS-11.
Applying for a Passport Outside the United States: Learn how to renew your U.S. passport if you live in a foreign country.
DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals
Tips for renewing from Canada:
When you renew by mail or in person, you must submit your most recent passport with your application.
If the name you are currently using is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide a certified copy of the legal name change document. Examples include:
Your name change document will be returned to you in a separate mailing from your new passport.
Tips for renewing from Canada:
Attach one photograph to the application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements.
*How to staple your photo to your application:
Include the fees in the form of a personal check or money order.
|Passport Book & Card||DS-82||$160|
For information on forms of payment and a full list of fees for routine and rush service, please see Passport Fees.
*How to fill out your check
Mail your completed application, including your most recent passport, name change document (if applicable), photo, and fees, to one of the addresses below. Where you send the application depends on where you live, and how quickly you want us to process your passport.
If you live in the United States, you must use the United States Postal Service (USPS) to mail your renewal application and supporting documents. If you live in Canada, use Canada Post.
Where to Send My Application and Supporting Documents
|I want routine service and I live in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, or Texas.||I want routine service and I live in any other state or in Canada.||I want expedited service.|
|National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 640155
Irving, TX 75064-0155
|National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155
Write "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the mailing envelope:
National Passport Processing Center
Want Faster Delivery?
Do not send your application using delivery services such as UPS, FedEx, or DHL. Only USPS or Canada Post can deliver to the PO Box addresses listed on Form DS-82. If you use UPS, FedEx, DHL, or another company to send your application, the application will be returned to you.
Get My Passport Fast: You may be eligible to renew in person at a passport agency or center if you need a passport quickly.
Outside the United States (any country besides Canada): Contact your U.S. embassy and consulate.
You can track your application status online.
Note: It may take 2 weeks from the day you apply until your application status is “In Process.” During these 2 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is scanned and sent to us. If your passport status update says “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us.
No. If you are renewing your passport with Form DS-82, acceptance facilities will not take your application. Acceptance facilities should never charge you a $35 fee for renewing your passport. These locations should only charge you a $35 fee if you are applying using Form DS-11.
You must mail in your renewal application (Form DS-82) yourself. Mailing your Form DS-82 can be confusing since some post offices are also passport acceptance facilities. However, postal employees should not review your Form DS-82 renewal application and supporting documents before you mail it. We recommend you ask USPS to send your Form DS-82 and supporting documents using a trackable delivery method. Do not use UPS, FedEx, or DHL since the address you need to send your Form DS-82 and supporting documents to is a Post Office (PO) Box.
Normal "wear and tear" of a U.S. passport is expected and does not count as "damage." Normal wear includes the bend of a passport after being carried in your back pocket or fanning of the visa pages after extensive opening and closing.
If your passport has been significantly damaged, especially the book cover or the page displaying your personal data and photo, you cannot renew it and must apply for a new passport. Damage that might require you to apply in person for a new passport includes water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing visa pages (torn out), a hole punch, or other injuries.
Yes, but you can only renew in person at a passport agency or center if you meet the requirements on our Get my Passport Fast page.
Yes. If you have a passport book and you are eligible to use Form DS-82, you may apply for a passport card as a renewal by mail even if it is your first passport card. Learn more about the U.S. passport card.
Yes. Your passport does not have to be expired for you to renew it. If you want to renew both a valid passport book and passport card, you must submit both documents. For example, if you can submit a passport book, but you lost your passport card, you cannot renew the passport card. If you want to renew either a valid book or a card, you must submit the specific document you want to renew.
We recommend renewing your passport well ahead of any planned international travel, even if it still has a few months validity left on it. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Learn more about your destination's entry requirements.
Yes, but the passport must have been issued within the last 15 years.
In addition, you must have the passport in your possession, it cannot be damaged, you must have been age 16 or older when the passport was issued, and it must have been issued in your current name or you must show legal proof of your name change.
Yes. If your family member or spouse is also renewing a passport, you may want to send multiple applications in the same envelope. You can pay for the applications using one check or money order. Make sure to add up the correct fees for multiple applications.
Yes. Once you receive your new passport, your old passport is not valid for international travel. However, if your old passport is linked to a valid visa, you can still use the valid visa. You must travel with both your new and old passport in this case.
If you are behind in child support payments of $2,500 or more, you cannot get a passport. For more information, please see Child Support Payments and Getting a U.S. Passport.
After we print your passport, we will send it to you and return your supporting documents. How we send your passport and supporting documents depends if you applied for a book and/or a card, if you paid an additional fee for 1-2 day delivery, and where you live.
I applied for a passport book only: You may receive your newly-issued passport and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport before you receive a second mailing with your citizenship documents. We can send your passport book via a 1-2 day delivery service.
I applied for a passport card only: You may receive your newly-issued passport card and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport before you receive a second mailing with your citizenship documents. We only send the passport card via First Class Mail. We do not send cards via 1-2 day delivery services.
I applied for both a passport book and passport card: You may receive three separate mailings; one with your citizenship documents, one with your newly-issued passport book, and one with your newly-issued passport card. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport book before you receive a second and third mailing with your passport card and citizenship documents.
I live in Canada: If you live in Canada, send the renewal application to us via Canada Post. We will return your passport and supporting documents to you via USPS First Class Mail. One-to-two day and express delivery service is not available if you live in Canada.
When you receive your new passport, the number on the document will be different from the number on your previous passport.