Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizen Adult Passport Renewals by Mail
If you do not meet these criteria, please see “Apply for a Passport” for instructions on making an appointment to submit a DS-11 passport application in person at the Embassy/Consulate.
1. DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals
Complete this form: DS-82 form
2. Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport
You must submit your most recent passport with your application.
3. Include Name Change Documents (if applicable)
If the name you are currently using is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide the original certified copy of the legal name change document, plus one photocopy. Examples include:
Your name change document will be returned to you. Please submit a copy of your name change document.
4. Provide a Photo
Provide one photograph to the application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements .
Pay the $110 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. You must print the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email after successfully paying the fee and include it in the package you send to the Embassy/Consulates.
6. Return pre-paid DHL envelope
You must provide a pre-paid return mailing envelope which we will use to return your new and old passport. You can purchase the DHL label only online Express Easy shipping label . (choose “Expressversand”) attached to a non-padded A5 or C5 size envelope using your own email address for the “Absender”. Other commercial couriers and “Einschreiben” are not accepted.
7. Mail all your documents:
Now that you have all your documents in order, please mail your completed and signed DS-82 form, passport, passport photo, payment confirmation, DHL envelope in a separately envelope to the address below:
U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt
Gießener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt am Main
Please do NOT send your application to the National Passport Processing Center in the United States, or it will significantly delay your application!
Once we receive your passport application, the processing time will be 5-6 weeks.