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U.S. Passport Renewal By Mail

Processing Times

The current processing time for mail-in passport applications is approximately 6 weeks.

Eligible applicants resident in Mexico may apply to renew their U.S. passport book by mail. 

If you need a passport card, you must schedule an appointment. 

Follow steps 1-6 below to renew your passport by mail.  

  1. Application

The Form Filler selects the correct form based on the information you input. It may generate a different form from what you expect. 

You mustprovide a Social Security number if you have been issued one. 

If you do not have a Social Security number, enter all zeros in the DS-82 form and submit a signed and dated statement.Click here for more information. 

You must complete all pages of the form, print it single-sided, and sign and date it. 

  1. Most Recent U.S. Passport and Photocopy of Bio Page

You must submit your most recent passport and a photocopy of the biographic page with your photo.  This passport will be returned to you.  

  1. Photo

Provide one 5×5 cmphoto that meets all requirements.  

  1. Payment

Pay the passport renewal fee online and include a printed copy of your payment confirmation receipt. 

  1. Name Change Documents (if applicable)

If the name you currently use is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must providethe originalcertified copy of the legal name changedocument, plus one photocopy.  Examples include: marriage certificate, divorce decree, court-ordered name change document.  Your name change document will be returned to you.  

 6. Ship Your Documents.

DHL Shipping Instructions —  send your completed and signed DS-82 form (printed single-sided), passport, 5×5 cm passport photo, online payment confirmation, name change document (if applicable), and return shipping waybill.