Expedite Passport Renewal – Eligibility Requirements
For individuals 16 years of age and older who:
- You have your most recent undamaged 10 year US passport.
- Your recent passport was issued in your current name.
(If your name was changed since the expired passport was issued, you must supply the original marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other legal name change document).
- Your most recent passport was issued within the past 15 years.
- Your most recent passport was issued when you were 16 years old or older.
- You are traveling in one month or more.
IMPORTANT: If your passport is damaged or mutilated, you must follow New Passport application procedures.
I. Proof of Citizenship
Most recent U.S. passport (in good shape). (Issued less than 15 years ago).
Please let us know if you have or had a Passport Card as it my affect your renewal application.
III. Passport Application Form
Complete One (1) DS-82.
This form must be completed online, generating a required 2-D barcode on the top left margin, and printed on two pages (not double sided), and signed by the applicant. The passport office will not accept hand-written DS-82 applications.
Completed online and printed with a required 2-D barcode on top left margin. Applicant must sign the DS-82 with a black pen and original signature. See example below. Instructions pages may be discarded.
IMPORTANT: Put a departure date of one month or more on the DS 82 to add a sense of urgency to your application.
IV. US Government Fees
Adults: $170.00 payment in the form of a personal check (starter checks are not accepted) or money order made out to the US Department of State. Print applicant’s name and birth date on the check or money order. Add an additional $16.48 if you want US Postal Service Express Mail return shipping – to make the check to US Department of State a total of $186.48 (print your name and birth date on the check or money order. Otherwise, the passport will be sent back regular First Class US Mail – within two to three weeks.
V. Call to Reserve a Courier, make Payment and receive Shipping Address
Call (800) 238-6662 to reserve your Courier Appointment.
Payment To Legal Passport by credit/debit card only.
Please provide your credit card for the Legal Passport Service fee of $75. This will reserve a courier time slot with the US Passport Agency – this is non-refundable, the Passport Agency has limited reservations. Payment is required to guarantee your passport back to you in 2 to 3 weeks. Note: The US Passport Agency determines eligibility to receive a passport based on proof of citizenship and compliance with instructions provided.
VI. Fedex Ship your Sealed Envelope to the Passport Courier.
Final checklist of what you need to Overnight FedEx:
- Passport Photo.
- Signed and Completed DS-82 with bar code on top left margin.
- Check for $170 (starter checks are not accepted) (or $185.89 if you want return Express Mail shipping) made out to US Department of State – print your name and birth date on check or money order.
IMPORTANT: Note: Please use the properly sized FedEx envelope, or FedEx box, to Safely and Securely Ship your Sealed Government Envelope + 3 copies.
Call (800) 238-6662 for shipping address to Legal Passport courier and for shipping instructions for FedEx. DO NOT USE USPS or UPS.
You are required to report tracking number when you ship.