Urgent Passport Renewal – Eligibility Requirements
For individuals 16 years of age and older who:
- You have your most recent undamaged 10 year US passport.
- Your recent passport was issued in your current name.
(If your name was changed since the expired passport was issued, you must supply the original marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other legal name change document).
- Your most recent passport was issued within the past 15 years.
- Your most recent passport was issued when you were 16 years old or older.
IMPORTANT: If your passport is damaged or mutilated, you must follow New Passport application procedures.
I. 1 Adult 10 Year Passport
Must be a 10 year passport that has expired in the last 5 years or is about to expire. The passport must be in good shape and can never have been reported lost or stolen. Please let us know if you have a legal name change.
Please let us know if you have or had a Passport Card as it my affect your renewal application.
III. Passport Application Form
Complete One (1) DS-82.
This form must be completed online, generating a required 2-D barcode on the top left margin, and printed on two pages (not double sided), and signed by the applicant. The passport office will not accept hand-written DS-82 applications.
Completed online and printed with a required 2-D barcode on top left margin. Applicant must sign the with DS-82 with a black pen and original signature. See example below. Instructions pages may be discarded.
Example of 2D Barcode on Form
IMPORTANT: Match the departure date on the DS-82 with the departure date on the travel itinerary or travel evidence.
V. Proof of Departure
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter for business travel. Proof of departure must be within 2 weeks, unless you need a visa and then proof of departure can be within 4 weeks. If you are traveling in more than 4 weeks then Click Here for Expedited Regular Renewal Service.
VI. US Government Fees
Adults: $170.00 payment in the form of a personal check (starter checks are not accepted) or money order made out to the U S Department of State. Print applicant’s name and birthdate on the check or money order.
VII. Call to Reserve a Courier, Make Payment and Receive Shipping Address
Call (800) 238-6662 to reserve your Courier Appointment.
Payment To Legal Passport by credit/debit card only.
Please provide your credit card to reserve a courier time slot with the US Passport Agency – this is nonrefundable, the Passport Agency has limited reservations. Payment is required to secure your reservation. This will guarantee your reservation with the US Passport Agency and expedited service. Note: The US Passport Agency determines eligibility to receive a passport based on proof of citizenship and compliance with instructions provided.
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VIII. Fedex Ship your Sealed Envelope to the Passport Courier
Final checklist of what you need to Overnight FedEx:
- Passport Photo.
- Signed and Completed DS-82 with bar code on top left margin.
- Travel Evidence.
- Check (starter checks are not accepted) for $170 made out to the US Department of State – print your name and birth date on check or money order.
- Letter of Authorization – signed with Legal Passport written above your
signature on the line that says ‘enter courier company name.
IMPORTANT: Note: Please use the properly sized FedEx envelope, or FedEx box, to Safely and Securely Ship your documents
Call (800) 238-6662 for shipping address to Legal Passport courier and for shipping instructions for FedEx. DO NOT USE USPS or UPS.
You are required to report tracking number when you ship.