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Passport Renewal

How to Apply

Based on the information provided, you need to complete a DS-82. Please see the Local Information section to determine if you are required to submit an online form or a handwritten form.

Step One: Complete the DS-82.  If you live in one of the following countries, you may be required to renew by mail:  American Institute in Taiwan, Denmark, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, Norway, France, Monaco, Japan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.  Please see location-specific information for additional instructions.

Step Two: Print it out, but do not sign it.

      • You must submit your most recent passport with your application.
          • Your old passport book and/or card will be returned to you, but generally, it will come in a separate mailing from your new passport.
          • 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:
              • Marriage certificate
              • Divorce decree
              • Court-ordered name change document

Your name change document will be returned to you in a separate mailing from your new passport.

Step Three: If you are changing the gender marker in your U.S. passport, please see these additional requirements.

U.S. embassy, consulate, or office providing consular services will not be able to offer emergency passports with X gender markers until all technological updates are complete in late 2023. If an X gender marker passport holder loses their passport while traveling overseas, they will need to select a binary gender marker (M or F) to be issued an emergency passport. Once they have completed their travel, they have up to one year from the date of issuance to apply for a free replacement routine passport with an X gender marker using Form DS-5504.

Step Four: Provide a photo

Attach one photo to your application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements.

Please note: Photo requirements for a U.S. passport may differ from passport photo requirements of other countries.

Step Five: View local information below to determine fees and payment process.

Step Six: Submit documentation. Some consular offices require mail-in applications and others require appointments. Visit the Local Information section on this page for the requirements at your location.

Be sure to view local information below to determine fees and payment process and additional requirements.

Fees (Prices in U.S. Dollars)

Product Application Fee
Passport Book $130
Passport Card $30
Passport Book & Card $160

Local Information

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    Important Information

    What not to bring to your appointment

          1. Visitors are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets, and similar electronic devices onto the premises. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.
          2. To facilitate and speed up your entry into the compound we recommend you bring no large bags such as suitcases, backpacks, and packages.
          3. Baby food and/or essential medications (in plastic containers only, NO glass) should be brought to the attention of the guards.
          4. Once you enter the screening area, be prepared to remove all metallic items, together with your coat/jacket, belt, handbag/rucksack/briefcase, etc.