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Passport Expired Information Package

  • How to Renew and Expired Passport
  • Passport Expired Renewal
  • Passport Application Instructions
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United States Passport Expiration

How to Renew an Expired U.S. Passport?. How to Obtain a New Passport?

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It is very important to hold a valid non-expired US Passport.  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 expired in the next six months or less.  An emergency trip can come out at any moment and if your passport is expired it will be very difficult or impossible to travel to another country immediately. The U.S. passport is probably the most recognized international travel document and also serves as proof of your U.S. citizenship.  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.

Eligibility 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:

  1. Undamaged previously issued Passport
  2. Certificate of Citizenship
  3. Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Birth
  4. Naturalization Certificate
  5. Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (some short abstract versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes)

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about U.S. Passport applications

To view the answers to these questions and to obtain more information, proceed to download this product.

  • Can I renew my expired passport or do I need to obtain a new one?
  • Who is eligible to renew or obtain a new United States passport?
  • How to show proof of my American Citizenship?
  • How to apply for a new passport?
  • How and where to renew a passport of the United States?
  • Requirements to obtain a new U.S. passport?
  • Where to apply for a new United States passport?
  • List of passport agencies and passport acceptance facilities.
  • How to renew or obtain a new passport if you are currently outside of the United States?
  • What if my passport was lost or stolen?
  • How to obtain a new passport if my passport was lost or stolen?
  • Requirements for children obtaining a new passport.
  • How long does it take the process of applying for a new US passport?
  • Requirements to renew a U.S. passport?
  • Requirements for children renewing a passport
  • Do I need to apply in person?
  • Passport photo requirements
  • How much is the passport processing fee and what forms of payment are accepted?
  • How long does it take the process of renewal of a passport?
  • How to rush a passport application to obtain a passport urgently?
  • Passport photography requirements.
  • How to check the status of your passport application online?
  • Does the United States allows double citizenship?
  • Can I have a United States passport and a non-U.S. passport (also known as double citizenship)?
  • General application requirements, processing information and links to official forms.

To learn more about how to renew or obtain a new US Passport, order this download document.

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