Requirements & Resources


Review the requirements, forms and documents you'll need. Print your application,
single-sided, on plain, 8.5 x 11 white paper using either a laser or inkjet printer in black ink.

Passport Renewal

Your passport meets ALL of the following:

  • Is not damaged 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.



ALL APPLICANTS FOR PASSPORT RENEWAL must include the following documents in your package:

Your current US passport book.

Submit the original, not a copy.

  • Your passport must have been issued less than 15 years ago.
  • You must have been at least 16 years old when your passport was issued.

US Passport Renewal Form DS-82.

US Passport Renewal Application FormThe application must be created online at then printed and signed with a pen-to-paper signature in black ink. The signature must match the signature in your current passport.

One NEW passport-style color photograph.Passport Color Photograph

  • The photo must be on high-quality photo paper with a white background, taken within the last six months.
  • Must be 2″x2″ with face measuring 1″ to 1 3/8″ from top of head to chin.
  • Photos must be clearly different from photos in any previously issued passports.
  • You must have a neutral expression with closed lips. Your eyes must be open.
  • No glasses, uniforms, or hats are allowed, except for religious headgear. You must include a signed letter explaining that the item is worn daily for religious reasons.

Proof of known or anticipated travel plans.

  • Copy of airline reservation showing applicant’s name,
  • Copy of crewmember trip sheet, or
  • A business letter (on company letterhead) stating that a passport is required for travel. This letter must be signed by a representative of the company other than the applicant with an original pen-to-paper signature and must specify the applicant’s departure date(s) and destination(s).

Government Fees.

Submit a check or money order payable to “US Department of State”

  • $170.00 for a passport book only.
  • $200.00 for a passport book and passport card.

Letter of Authorization, emailed separately to you after consulting a travel specialist.

The Letter of Authorization (LOA) allows us to represent you to all agencies involved in issuing your passport. The signature on the LOA must be an original pen-to-paper signature in blue or black ink, and must match the signature on your current passport and your application form. No faxes, scans or copies will be accepted.