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Renew By Mail

Seeking to renew your U.S. Passport by mail? You will need to determine your eligibility prior to submitting your documents. When you use the Smart Wizard Form Filler to complete your application, the first data entry page is titled “DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport”. The system will still generate a DS-82 form if you are eligible based on the information you enter.

You can renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  • 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 document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person using form DS-11.