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 do I renew my passport in person?
Expedite a Renewal by Mail. Form DS-82 must be mailed in unless you have urgent international travel and are eligible to renew in-person at a passport agency or center. You cannot apply with Form DS-82 (Renew a Passport) at an acceptance facility. To find out if you are eligible to use Form DS-82, see Renew a Passport.
What documents you need to renew your passport?
What you’ll need to provide
- Form DS-11.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth or naturalization certificate)
- Government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or military ID)
- Color passport photo.
- Fee payment (check or money order)
Can I renew my passport at the post office?
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.
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 much is a passport renewal fee 2018?
Passport cards for children under the age of 16: The application fee is $15 and the execution fee is $35. The total cost is $50. Passport Renewal (by mail): If you’re renewing by mail, the fee remains $110.00.
How do I renew my US passport?
You can fill out the renewal form itself online, but the form must be printed and mailed. To renew, you will need to: Complete Form DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals. Have your old U.S. passport.
When should you renew your passport?
US passports are valid for 10 years from the date they are issued. It seems logical to assume that you should renew your passport two or three months before it expires. In fact, you may need to start the renewal process as early as eight months before your passport’s expiration date, depending on your destination.