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How to renew a U.S. Passport in the UK
4 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Whether you're an American expatriate or a frequent traveler, having a valid passport is essential. So if the expiration date is close, it’s time to renew your travel document. However, be aware that the passport renewal process differs outside the United States. Renewing your US passport while in the United Kingdom comes with its own guidelines and procedures.

Don’t worry; we’re here to help. In this article, we'll explain how to renew a US passport in the UK and walk you through the requirements for the application. Let’s dive into the details!

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Can I apply online for a US passport renewal in the UK?

No, you cannot renew your U.S. passport online in the UK. In some countries, the standard passport renewal procedure requires an in-person visit to a US Embassy or consulate.

However, in the UK, a US passport is renewed by mail.

What are the requirements for a passport renewal application in the UK?

You must meet certain requirements when applying for a US passport renewal in the UK. Here are the documents you must submit:

  • An undamaged US passport.

  • A filled-out passport renewal form (more details below).

  • Passport photo – Use our digital photo service to get one hassle-free.

Apply for passport renewal outside the United States

You will need to fill out a DS-82 form when renewing your US passport. The following criteria must be met:

  • You must submit your most recent passport with your application.

  • Your passport should not be damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

  • Your current passport has not been reported as lost or stolen.

  • The passport was issued within the last 15 years.

  • You were 16 years or older when your most recent passport was issued.

  • The passport was issued in your current name, or you can provide legal documents as evidence of your name change.

  • The passport was not limited to less than the standard 10-year validity period. If your passport is damaged, was issued before you turned 16, has been reported as lost or stolen, or was issued more than 15 years ago, you cannot apply for a passport renewal.

You will have to apply for a new passport using the DS-11 form.

How to renew a US passport in the UK

The procedure for a US passport renewal in the UK typically entails the following steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the DS-82 form and print it. Attach your current passport and a passport photo.

  • Step 2: Pay the fees. You can use a postal money order or bank draft. If you make the payment online, you must print the payment confirmation page and add it to your application package.

  • Step 3: Mail your application package to the US Embassy that is nearest to you. To ensure your new passport safely gets back to you, include a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope or arrange for a courier service.

US embassy and consulates in the UK

Embassy of the United States of America in London

  • Address: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US (mailing postcode) / SW8 5DB (driving/GPS postcode)

  • Phone: [44] (0)20 7499-9000

U.S. Consulate General in Belfast

  • Address: Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR

  • Phone: [44] (0)28-9038-6100

U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh

  • Address: 3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5BW

  • Phone: [44] (0)131-556-8315

How much is a passport renewal in the UK?

The U.S. passport renewal fee in the UK is £111 or $130. However, please be aware that there is an additional fee of £26 or$30 if you require a passport card. It is best to refer to the US Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom website for the current fees.

US embassy and consulates in the UK

Embassy of the United States of America in London

  • Address: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US (mailing postcode) / SW8 5DB (driving/GPS postcode)

  • Phone: [44] (0)20 7499-9000

U.S. Consulate General in Belfast

  • Address: Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR

  • Phone: [44] (0)28-9038-6100

U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh

  • Address: 3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5BW

  • Phone: [44] (0)131-556-8315

Applying for a US passport renewal in the United States

If you find yourself in the United States when your passport is about to expire, we can help. At iVisa, we offer services where we do the hard work, and you can relax and plan your next international trip. With a few steps, you can renew your US passport by mail with all the convenience for a smooth experience. Check out how it works:

  • Step 1: Provide your passport info and basic details on our website or iVisa app. Select your preferred shipping time and pay the fees online.

  • Step 2: Complete the US passport renewal form and upload a compliant passport photo. Use our digital photo service to get one in a few clicks.

  • Step 3: You will receive your passport renewal kit at your chosen US address. Sign the form and together with your current passport, mail your application package.

  • Step 4: You’ll receive a tracking link to monitor the progress of your application. Once your passport is processed, the government will mail it to your address. Very convenient, right?

Learn more about US passport renewal here.

What does the US passport renewal kit include?

  • Completed DS-82 form – Our team of experts review your form, so you’ll receive it ready to be signed and shipped.

  • Passport photo.

  • Bank check to cover the US government fee – You already paid this during the online process.

  • USPS envelope – With postage ready to be mailed.

Where can I learn more?

If you have questions about the U.S. passport renewal, contact our customer support team at any time via online chat or at [email protected]. They’ll be glad to help you!

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