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Where to renew your passport
iVisa | 4 min read | Updated on Dec 19, 2023

Are you planning to renew your US passport but unsure where to start? This detailed guide will provide essential insights into the passport renewal process, tailored specifically for US citizens.

At iVisa, we specialize in making travel preparations hassle-free, and renewing your US passport is no exception. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or planning your first overseas trip, this article is your go-to resource to know where to renew your passport. Let’s get you travel ready!

US passport document

Eligibility for US passport renewal

Before diving into the renewal process, find out if you’re eligible to renew your passport in the United States. Here are the criteria for renewing your passport:

  • Be 16 years or older.

  • Have your recent passport (even if it has expired) in your possession.

  • Ensure your recent passport is in good condition.

  • Your passport wasn’t reported lost or stolen.

  • The names on your passport should match your current ID (or you can provide legal documents for a name change).

  • Have a passport issued within the last 15 years.

If you don’t meet these criteria, you will need to book an in-person appointment online and apply for a new passport at a passport agency. However, if you fulfill the abovementioned requirements, you can enjoy the convenience of renewing your passport using the postal service.

Where to renew your passport in the United States

For those who are eligible, you can schedule an appointment to submit your renewal application in person or choose the option of submission by mail. The latter is the easiest way, allowing you to get a renewed passport without leaving home.

You must complete and print the DS-82 form and gather all the required documents, including birth certificate or citizenship documents, depending on your situation. Purchase two USPS envelopes (one to mail the renewal application and a second prepaid one that will be used to mail your new passport back to you).

Place your passport application, current passport, supporting documents, prepaid envelope, and banker’s check for the renewal fee. Finally, mail your application to the designated passport service address.

Passport renewal: Where to send your US passport renewal application

  • Routine service if you live in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, or Texas:

National Passport Processing Center

Post Office Box 640155

Irving, TX 75064-0155

  • Routine service if you live in any other state or Canada

National Passport Processing Center

Post Office Box 90155

Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

  • For expedited service: Write "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the mailing envelope and send it to the following address:

National Passport Processing Center

Post Office Box 90955

Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

Please note:

  • Only USPS or Canada Post can deliver to the post offices listed on the DS-82 form. UPS, FedEx, or DHL won’t deliver to these addresses.

  • Choose a rush shipping option for delivery to and from the processing center if you have an urgent travel need.

  • To renew your passport in a foreign country, check the requirements at the nearest US embassy or consulate.

The convenience of renewing your passport with us

Does the whole passport renewal process seem overwhelming? You don’t have to tackle it by yourself. Rely on our services for a smooth experience. Here are the simple steps to follow:

  1. Fill out the passport renewal application form on our website or through the iVisa app.

  2. Pay the passport and service fees online. Complete the rest of the application form and submit it.

  3. Our team will review your application for accuracy and send you a renewal kit with the completed DS-82 form, passport photo, banker’s check for the government fee, and a prepaid USPS envelope.

  4. Sign the form, add your previous passport and the required documents to the envelope, and then mail the package.

Are you ready to get started? Visit our passport renewal application page. For more detailed information, watch the video below:

Benefits of applying with us

Choosing to renew your US passport through our service transforms what can be a complex task into a smooth and worry-free experience. Our platform, including our user-friendly website and iVisa app, is specifically designed for your ease and convenience. Here’s how we make the difference:

  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface: Our online tools are straightforward, simplifying the DS-82 form completion process.

  • Save-as-you-go option: Our system allows you to save your progress, offering the flexibility to complete the form at your own pace.

  • Expert review for accuracy: Our iVisa team meticulously checks your application to minimize errors and avoid error-related delays.

  • Comprehensive renewal kit: We provide a complete renewal kit, including a printed DS-82 form and pre-addressed envelopes for hassle-free mailing of your application and receipt of your new passport.

How to check the US passport application status

The US government will send you the renewed passport using the extra envelope you included in the application package. So there’s no need to visit a passport agency to pick up your document. While you wait, you can easily track your passport status using the US Online Passport Status System.

Need help with US passport renewal?

If you need assistance or have questions about the passport renewal process, our customer support team is always ready to help. Contact us anytime through our convenient online chat or email us at [email protected] for prompt support.

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This app does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.uscis.gov/

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