U.S. Passport Renewal Application Guide

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Quick Overview

You need to renew your passport if your passport is expired or about to expire and it is highly recommended to renew it as soon as possible for several reasons. A passport expiring during a trip abroad is a serious problem because you will not be able to enter any other countries. An expired passport might not be accepted as proof of citizenship or legal status in some countries. You could have problems returning to the United States with an expired passport.

The "United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide" describes in details the application, replacement and renewal process. United States Passport Renewal and Replacement Process: Download the “United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide”(order information below). Then carefully read the instructions provided in the application guide and fill out the application forms included. If there is a name change, include a certified copy of a legal document and take passport pictures according to the instructions provided. Next, mail or deliver the application forms, proof of identity and passport pictures to an official recognized passport facility. The addresses and contact information is included and some circumstances require an individual to apply in person. You will receive your passport in 28 to 42 days or pay an expedited fee and receive your passport within 10 to 14 days. More information about the expedited processing can be found in the "United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide".

Passport Renewal: Overview of Contents

  • Overview of United States Passports
  • Overview of the Passport Renewal Process
  • United States Passport Eligibility Information
  • Benefits of having a U.S. Passport
  • Drawbacks of having a U.S. Passport
  • Who can Submit a U.S. Passport Renewal Application
  • Passport Application Renewal Requirements
  • Passport Application Renewal Instructions
  • Passport Renewal Filing Fees
  • Passport Renewal for Minors
  • Waivers and Exceptions
  • How to Apply in Person
  • How to Apply by Mail
  • Urgent Passport Renewals
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Designated Passport Application Facilities
  • List of USCIS Offices in the United States
  • List of U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad
  • All required immigration forms are included

Product Description

Overview of the United States Passports:
A United States passport is an official government document issued by the United States Department of State. A U.S. passport certifies an individual's identity and U.S. citizenship and is an internationally recognized travel document which allows the passport holder to travel abroad and return to the United States. A valid United States passport may be used to enter most foreign countries.

Applying for a U.S. Passport:
When applying for a U.S. passport, the application process is comprised of several steps. Even a small application mistake may delay the issuance of your new passport. The process of applying for a United States passport can be a frustrating experience, but it can be made easier if you have all the facts which is why we recommend that all applicants follow the instructions included the "U.S. Passport Application and Renewal Guide" before submitting any applications.

About U.S. Passport Renewal:
You should request a new U.S. passport as soon as possible if your passport has been lost, stolen, altered, mutilated or damaged. Also note that individuals with altered or mutilated passport may risk prosecution under the law: Section 1543 of Title 22 of the U.S. Code. You also will need a new US passport if your name has changed.