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U.S. Passport Renewal
On this page, learn you’ll learn how to quickly renew a U.S. Passport by mail or expedited service.
US Passport Renewal
Passport renewal by mail is the most common method. When you renew your passport by mail, the process takes between 4-6 weeks. If you have upcoming travel plans, you may need an expedited passport.
Fastport Passport offers a more simplified way to get your passport renewal quickly. This government-registered service can expedite your passport renewal in as little as 24 hours.
Who is eligible for U.S. Passport Renewal Service?
You are eligible for a passport renewal if you are an adult AND:
- Your recent U.S. Passport is not damaged.
- It was issued within the last 15 years and after the age of 16 years old.
- It shows your current legal name
Children can only apply for a new passport. Once a child is issued the passport at the age of 16 years old, it will be eligible for a renewal after it expires in 10 years.
Required Forms & Documents
To renew your U.S. Passport, you will need to gather ALL of the following items:
- Ds-82 Passport Application Form.
- Passport Photo.
- Expired U.S. Passport.
- Check or money order (made payable to U.S. Department of State).
- If changing your name, please submit your original name change decree or marriage license.
Option #1: The traditional way to renew your U.S. Passport is by mail. This option costs $110 through the U.S. Department of State. Processing times can be slow. We recommend only choosing this option if you are NOT traveling within the next 30 days. You can call and make an appointment at a Regional Passport Agency.
Option #2: If you need a passport renewal more quickly, you can purchase an expedited passport renewal service with a passport expediting company. A government-registered courier service like Fastport Passport can secure your passport renewal in 2 weeks or less, or as fast as 24 hours.
NOTE: Travel plans are not necessary for an expedited passport renewal.