Can I get a new passport with a new picture if it's not about to expire?
Question: My last passport renewal was a rush and the picture is absolutely terrible. I am hoping I can apply for a new one with a better photo. Can I, or do I have to wait until it is about to expire? And I need it within 6 weeks, is that doable?
You can renew your passport whenever you wish. However, you will lose the remaining validity in your passport and be required to pay the applicable fees. We recommend you include a brief written statement as to why you want to renew early.
In order to renew your passport
within 6 weeks, we recommend that you expedite it. It is possible that it could arrive in less than 6 weeks using regular service but there is no guarantee.
To expedite your passport renewal
, send the completed Form DS-82
, your current passport and one passport photo to the address on the application. Include payment of $170 to cover the application fee ($110) and expedited service fee ($60). You can add an additional $12.85 if you want overnight delivery of the new passport.
Write the word "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the envelope. All applicants are encouraged to send documents using a secure package such as a Tyvek envelope and to use a traceable method of delivery.
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