Passport Renewal by Mail

Applicants may renew their passport by mail if the previous passport is less than 15 years old and the applicant was at least 16 years old when they obtained their previous passport.

To RENEW a passport by mail, the applicant must:

  1. Complete and sign an "Application for Passport by Mail" (Form DS-82)
  2. Submit the most recent U.S. passport or passport card
  3. Show proof of name change, such as a certified marriage certificate or court order (if applicable)
  4. Include a passport photograph
  5. Mail all of the above items, along with a check, cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $110 payable to the U.S. Department of State, to the following address:

            National Passport Processing Center
            P.O. Box 90155
            Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

The U.S. Department of State will process the passport renewal application within 4-6 weeks and mail the renewed passport directly to the applicant.