U.S. Passport Renewal

Passport Renewal

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:

Processing Options:

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.

Passport Fees:

Apply for Routine Service:

  • $110 government fee for U.S. Passport
  • $25 acceptance agent fee

Apply for Expedited Service:

  • $60 government fee (2-3 week service)
  • Additional fees may apply for an expedited passport service in 2 weeks or less.

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Common Passport Questions?

Q: How long is my passport valid?
A: Passports for adults are valid for 10 years but you are eligible to renew early should any descriptive data, or your physical appearance change.
Q: Do I need 6 months of passport validity on my passport to travel?
A: Yes. It is required to have at least 6 months of passport validity to travel internationally. However, some countries require you to have more than 3 months. We recommend that you renew your passport prior to your travel, as many applications get rejected at the airport for not meeting this requirement.
Q: What happens to my expired passport?
A: When you apply for your renewal, the State Department will cancel your old passport by punching two holes in it. They will return back your expired passport along with your newly issued 10-year passport.
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