Can We Do the Renewal of the Passport Online?

Login to the Passports and Online Portal with the registered Login Id. Click the "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport" link. Fill in the required details in the form and submit. Click the "Pay and Schedule Appointment" link on the "View Saved/Submitted Applications" screen to schedule an appointment.

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If my passport has expired, can I renew it online?

You are either renewing a passport in person or applying for an expedited renewal. The DS-82 application form for passport renewal must be downloaded online and submitted in one of the following ways: by ordinary mail, at a passport office, or through a local passport agency.


What documentation is required to renew your passport?

A few documents must be submitted to renew your passport. This consists of a passport photo and your most recent passport. You must transmit a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order documenting your name change if it occurred after your initial passport was issued. These records will be returned together with your new passport.

The color passport photo must be placed on a simple, white background for the U.S. Department of State to accept it. Clear, damage-free passport photos that are printed on photo-quality paper are required. Take off your hat, sunglasses, and headphones before you strike a stance for the camera. Maintaining a neutral look or a genuine smile is encouraged.


Fill out Form DS-82

 The required Form DS-82 is used to apply for passport renewals. This form is available on the website of the U.S. Department of State. You can either download it, fill it out by hand, or complete it online and print it. Additionally, passport acceptance centers have this form on hand. This form cannot be submitted online.


Application Completed Submission

You must mail the National Processing Center for your region your filled-out DS-82, payment, and supporting documentation. Don't fold any papers, and use a trackable delivery option from the USPS to receive delivery confirmation. You should receive your new and old passport and any necessary paperwork within six weeks.

Use an expedited option to get a passport much more quickly if you can't wait the four to six weeks it takes to process your application. You must schedule an appointment with a passport agency and travel paperwork to the meeting to obtain a passport. Using this option, your new passport is delivered within two weeks.


Monitor Your Passport

You can track your passport online thanks to a service provided by the U.S. Department of State. To utilize this service, you must enter your name and the last four digits of your Social Security number.


Passports fee 

Fees for obtaining a new passport or renewing a passport are determined by several criteria, including:

  • Getting a passport card alone, or
  • If you choose an urgent service

Both the execution charge and the passport application fee are non-refundable. Even if a passport is not issued, it must be gathered and kept according to the law.

About This Author

Philip Diack is Founder and Managing Director of Passports and, a national passport and travel visa service with offices in Atlanta, Miami, Washington, DC, NYC, Denver and San Francisco.

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