The bad news is that you cannot renew a passport at a passport acceptance office, including the post office.
Instead, use the expedited renewal-by-mail procedure that allows you to post the DS-82 application, photo, old passport and fee to the State Department.
The new passport arrives by mail a month or so later.
How long does it take to renew a passport in California?
Applying for a passport renewal by mail will take up to 8 weeks. Expedited passport renewals by mail cost an additional $60 in government fees and take 2-3 weeks to process. To renew your passport fast, you can either go to a Passport Agency in person or use the services of a passport expediting company.
How much does a renewal passport cost?
Act now so you can travel as planned. It costs £75.50 to renew or replace your passport if you apply online or £85 if you fill out a paper form. You must be aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) if you want an adult passport. There’s a different process to get a passport for a child.
Where do I go to renew a passport in person?
To find out if you are eligible to use Form DS-82, see Renew a Passport.
- Fill out your application and collect your documents.
- Be sure to include the $60 expedite fee in addition to the normal application fee.
- Clearly mark “EXPEDITE” on the outside of the envelope.
- The expedite fee does not include 1-2 Day Delivery.
Do you need a new photo to renew a passport?
Photos. If you use the new online passport renewal service you’ll need someone to take a photo of you using a digital camera or smartphone. If you use the old ‘existing’ online service, send in your application by post. You’ll need 2 identical new photos of yourself.
How do I renew my expired US passport?
The expired passport must be submitted with the application in order for a renewal by mail to be valid. Complete Form DS-82. This can be obtained either online through the U.S. Department of State website or from your local post office. Obtain one current passport photograph.