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U.S. Passport Renewal and Replacement Guide

It is recommended to renew your passport several weeks in advance of your upcoming trip. The application process is comprised of several steps, and a small application mistake may delay the issuance of your new passport. If your passport has been lost, stolen, altered, mutilated, damaged, or your name has changed, you should request a new U.S. passport as soon as possible. Note that individuals with altered or mutilated passports may risk prosecution under the law: Section 1543 of Title 22 of the U.S. Code.The process of applying for a United States Passport can be a frustrating experience. It is recommended that all applicants follow the instructions included in the U.S. Passport Application and Renewal Guide before submitting any applications. The Passport Application Guide also includes information about how to apply for the new U.S. Passport Card.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What’s included

  • Overview of the United States Passport Application Process
  • Who can apply for a United States Passport
  • How to apply for a U.S. Passport
  • Application procedures for your first United States Passport
  • Application procedures for your first U.S. Passport Card
  • Application procedures for U.S. Passport renewal
  • Information on urgent passport applications and renewals
  • How to request a replacement of a lost or stolen passport
  • How to add blank pages to a valid passport (48-page passports are no longer issued)
  • Special requirements for individuals under 16 years of age including babies
  • Filing fees and Payment information
  • Photo instructions
  • Eligibility Information
  • List of Required Documents
  • How to update your U.S. Passport after a name change
  • How to check the status of your passport application once submitted
  • Locate the 9000 designated passport application facilities nationwide
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • List of USCIS Offices Nationwide
  • Information on how to obtain the latest United States immigration forms

Download US Passport Renewal and Replacement Guide for more information

Important Warning & Legal Disclaimer

  • U.S. Immigration Support (this website) does not issue passports. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to issue United States passports
  • U.S. Immigration Support (this website) does not submit applications on behalf of applicants.
  • U.S. Immigration Support (this website) publishes the United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide. The application guide describes how U.S. citizens can submit a passport application on their own and without the use of an agent or third party.


APPLICATION FEE:
 The purchase price of the U.S. Passport Application and Renewal Guide does NOT include any government fees. There are additional Government fees such as the passport application fee and the execution fee, which are paid directly to the U.S. Department of State if the application is filed with a Regional Passport Agency.

U.S. PASSPORT APPLICATION FEES

  • U.S. Immigration Support (this website) publishes the United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide. The application guide contains detailed filing instructions.
  • The application guide is available for a fee, currently the download fee is $59.95.
  • The download fee does NOT include the execution and application fees. Please review the fee schedule below before purchasing the application guide.
Fee 16 or older Under 16
Application Fee
Paid to U.S. Department of State (U.S. Government)
$ 110.00 $ 80.00
Execution Fee
Paid to U.S. Department of State (U.S. Government)
$ 25.00 $ 25.00
Downloadable Passport Application Guide (eBook)
Paid to U.S. Department of State (U.S. Government)
$ 25.00 $ 25.00
TOTAL FEE (PER PASSPORT) $ 194.95 $ 164.95


U.S. Passport Card Application Process

  • Step 1 – Download the United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide (order information below)
  • Step 2 – Carefully read the instructions provided in the application guide
  • Step 3 – Download and complete the application forms
  • Step 4 – If there is a name change, include a certified copy of a legal document
  • Step 5 – Take passport pictures according to the instructions provided
  • Step 6 – Visit in person or mail the application forms to an official recognized passport facility. Include the following: proof of identity and citizenship, passport pictures and supplemental documentation (if applicable). Addresses and contact information are included in the application guide.
  • Step 7 – Receive your passport in 28 to 42 days or pay an expedited fee and receive your passport within 10 to 14 days. More information about the expedited processing can be found in the United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide.

Why apply for a U.S Passport?

The United States Passport Application and Renewal Guide describes in details the application, replacement and renewal process. If your passport is expired or about to expire, it is highly recommended to renew it as soon as possible for several reasons:

  • Most countries require a passport to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in the country
  • A passport expiring during a trip abroad is a serious problem because you will not be able to enter any other countries
  • An expired passport might not be accepted as proof of citizenship or legal status in some countriess
  • An expired passport might not be accepted as proof of citizenship or legal status in some countries
  • An expired passport might not be accepted as proof of citizenship or legal status in some countries

You could have problems returning to the United States with an expired passport About United States Passports: A United States passport is an official government document issued by the United States Department of State. A United States passport certifies an individual’s identity and U.S. citizenship. A passport is an internationally recognized travel document and it allows the passport holder to travel abroad and return to the United States. A valid United States passport may be used to enter most foreign countries. U.S. citizens may now apply for the new U.S. Passport Card and hold both a regular passport and passport card. Due to the proposed measures of the WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative), many U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a U.S. passport or U.S. Passport Card.

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