Read below to learn how to renew a limited temporary passport.

How to Renew a Limited Temporary Passport

The U.S. State Department will often issue a limited-validity passport when a passport is lost or stolen while overseas. If you received a limited temporary passport, you must renew your passport right away. As long as the emergency passport is still valid, you can apply for a new passport by mail.

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How to Renew a Limited Temporary Passport

Replace a Limited Validity Passport

A limited validity passport describes any passport with:

  • Less than full 10 years of validity (16 years old and older).
  • Less than 5 years of validity (younger than 16 years old).

Furthermore, the process for obtaining a new full-validity passport will depend on the location and date of issuance of your limited passport.

Scenario #1: Overseas Limited Passport

If an overseas embassy or consultant issued your limited passport:

Less than 1 year ago:

OR

More than 1 year ago (but less than 15 years ago)

Scenario #2: U.S.-issued Limited Passport

If you received a limited passport in the U.S. due to a lack of citizenship, identity, name, or gender documentation:

Less than 1 year ago (or 2 years ago for ongoing gender transitions or naturalization certificate replacements):

OR

More than 1 year ago:

Limited Passport Replacement Ineligibility

You are not eligible to replace your limited passport if it was limited for any of the following reasons:

  • Multiple replacements of your lost or stolen passport.
  • Being a victim of a serious disaster or uncommon scenario.

In either case, please review the instructions given to you with your limited validity passport to learn how to renew a limited temporary passport.

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