Renew a Passport

Are You Eligible to Renew by Mail?

Renew your passport through the mail, using form DS-82 if all of the following are TRUE:

Your Most Recent U.S. Passport... 

  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document evidencing your legal name change
If any of the statements above do not apply, you must apply in person, using form DS-11

Federal regulations PROHIBIT Passport Acceptance Facilities to accept in-person form DS-11 applications if applicants are eligible to use Form DS-82.
For further assistance in determining your eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of State's travel website or view the DS-82 form available at our facility.