Getting or Renewing a Passport

 

Get

Step 1: Apply Early

Apply for your passport several months before your trip. Also, know your expiration date. Many countries require passports to have at least 6 months validity at the time of entry.

See Passport Processing Times
Find Passport Fees

Step 2: Prepare Your Application

The U.S. Department of State has detailed guidelines on preparing your passport application. You can:

  • Complete and print a passport application online.
  • Get an application from a Post Office location that has passport acceptance services.

Find the Right Forms

Step 3: Find a Post Office

Post Offices may have limited hours for passport services. To be certain of service, call ahead and make an appointment. Use the PO Locator to find the nearest Post Office that offers passport services.

Find a Post Office

In a Hurry?

To get a new application processed quickly, you can:

  • Request and pay for faster application processing service.
  • Purchase Priority Mail Express® service to speed your application to and from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Schedule an appointment at a Department of State passport agency.

Get a Passport in a Hurry
Priority Mail Express

Renew

Renew by Mail

You can renew your passport by mail with application DS-82 if you meet the criteria listed on the U.S. Department of State web site.

Renew by Mail Checklist

You can also renew your passport by bringing your prepared renewal application to a Post Office™ location.

Find a Post Office

In a Hurry?

To get a renewal application quickly processed, you can:

  • Request and pay for faster application processing service.
  • Purchase Priority Mail Express® service to speed your application to and from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Schedule an appointment at a Department of State passport agency.

Get a Passport in a Hurry
Priority Mail Express

Track Your Application in the Mail

If you mail your application with Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail® services, USPS Tracking® is included for free.

Add USPS Tracking®

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