Renew a Passport by Mail

You can renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must Apply in Person using form DS-11.

Please note: If you are not in the United States, please see Applying for a U.S. Passport from Outside the United States.

How to Apply

1. Fill Out Form DS-11

 You may now complete the form online, print it and bring it in with you or you may print a blank form and complete it by hand.

Please choose from the following options:

  Complete Online & Print   Complete by Hand


Please note:
  • You must provide a Social Security Number (SSN) in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a.
  • You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the '52 page' box at the top of the DS-11.
2. Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport
You must submit your most recent passport with your application.
Please note:
  • Your U.S. passport book and/or card must meet all of the requirements listed at the top of this page.  
  • 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.
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 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.

4. Provide a Photo

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

Please note:
  • Staple the photo to the application. Please use 4 staples vertically in the corners as close to the outer edges as possible.
  • Do not bend the photo.
5. Calculate Fees

  US DOS Passport Fee Calculator

Include the fees in the form of a personal check or money order. 

ProductFormApplication Fee
Passport Book DS-82 $110
Passport Card  DS-82 $30
Passport Book & Card DS-82 $140
  • Make checks or money orders payable to "U.S. Department of State." 
  • Please print the full name and date of birth of the applicant on the front of the check or money order.
  • Do not send cash. We are not responsible for cash sent through the mail.

For fees of other applications or services, please see Passport Fees.

6. Mail Completed Application
Mail your completed application, including your most recent passport, name change document (if applicable), photo, and fees, to one of the addresses below. Please see Processing Times for more details on service options.

Routine Service:

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 90155
                Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

Expedited Service (additional fee applies):
Write "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the mailing envelope.

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 90955
                Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

When mailing your passport application, please use:

You may be eligible to apply in person at a passport agency if you need a passport quickly. Please see Get a Passport in a Hurry for more information. 


For a complete list of forms please see our Forms page