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