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|Procedure Name:||U.S. Passport Renewal for United States citizens. Form DS-82: Application for A U.S. Passport by Mail, or Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport in Person.|
|Passport Renewal Instructions:||Download the passport renewal information package available in this page for step by step instructions about how to renew an American Passport.|
|Eligible Applicants:||United States passports are issued to all U.S. citizens. Holders of an expired passport or a valid passport expiring soon are eligible to renew their passport.|
|Validity/Expiration:||U.S. passports are issued for 10 years for adults and for 5 years for minors under age 16.|
|When to Renew a Passport:||The U.S. Department of State site recommends applying to renew a passport approximately nine (9) months before the passport expiration date. Some countries require a passport to be valid during at least six (6) months beyond the dates of traveling to such country. Some airlines will not allow boarding a plane if the passport expiration date does not comply with destination country travel requirements.|
|Where to Renew:||Application for a U.S. passport can be submitted at a Passport Acceptance Facility or Passport Agency. If the applicant is located outside of the U.S. then the application for renewal can be filed at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad. Order this guide to learn more details about the passport renewal process and to learn how to start your passport application. Renewals may be submitted by mail if certain conditions apply. Children, and certain passport renewal applicants must apply to renew a passport in person. Order this passport renewal package to learn where and how to renew a passport.|
|Passport Book vs. Passport Card:||A U.S. Passport Card is valid when entering or leaving the United States to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. A Passport Card is not valid for international travel by air. A regular U.S. Passport (passport book) is valid for international travel by air, sea or land.|
|How to Apply:||Order and download this passport renewal information package online now to learn how to renew a U.S. passport and access passport renewal forms.|
A passport is a very important travel document and proof of identification as a U.S. citizen. It is recommended to renew your passport at least 9 months before the passport expiration. In certain cases you may be able to renew your passport by mail, however in some other cases you must apply in person. For example if your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, mutilated, altered or damage then you must apply in person. Also if your name has changed since your previous passport was issued and you are not able to provide a legal document with the change of name, then you also must apply in person.
There are many countries that won't allow you to enter if your passport will expire in the next six months or less. The U.S. passport is probably the most recognized international travel document and also serves as proof of your U.S. citizenship when visiting U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Some of the benefits of traveling with an American passport include no visa requirement to travel to most countries in the world, also enjoy assistance of US embassies and consulates around the world. When entering the United States with your U.S. passport enjoy free travel in and out of the country without limitation and a special immigration line only for U.S. citizens.
Requirements to renew a U.S. Passport: One of the main requirements to obtain a passport of the United States is to be able to present proof of your U.S. citizenship. Any of the following can be used as primary evidence of your United States citizenship:
Warning: This site does not issue passports and does not process passport application. Only the United States Departament of State has the authority to issue U.S. passports. Passport applicants must submit their passport application directly with the Department of State or at the officially authorized passport application acceptance facilities using routine service or expedite service. What you are ordering in this site is the "Passport Application Information Package", a guide with information and step by step instructions on how to apply for a U.S. Passport. The cost of this guide does not include the cost to apply, issue or renew a passport. The applicable fee to issue or renew a passport must be paid directly to the Department of State or to the authorized a passport application acceptance facilities when submitting the passport application form.
This page can be found at: http://www.immigrationunitedstates.org/passport-renewal.html
How to start the Application to Renew a Passport
Order the Passport Renewal Guide to learn how to renew an American passport, how to obtain passport renewal application forms, instructions, and more information about how to renew for a passport.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions answered and application information about passport renewal included in the passport renewal guide. To view the answers to these questions and to obtain more information, proceed to download this information guide.
Passport Application Related Forms
Order the Passport Renewal Instructions and Application Package to learn how to access and how to renew a passport using the following passport renewal application forms:
Order and download this passport renewal information package including FAQs, application information and instructions for passport renewals forms. Follow the instructions to start the process of renewing your passport.