Can I renew my passport by mail and is the DS 82 form the correct application form?
Question: I am currently living in Cordoba, Argentina. My passport expired 12 years ago. I have been informed that the renewal can be done by mail. What is not clear to me is which form (DS 82 or DS 11) would be the correct one to fill out and if I can deposit the application fee somewhere since I do not own credit cards. Thank you very much, Cecilia
To apply for a passport by mail
you MUST answer YES to ALL three requirements.
• Can present your most recent passport,
• Were at least 16 years old when that passport was issued.
• That passport was issued within the last 15 years.Form DS-82
is the correct application for a passport renewal. Along with the completed application, you need to submit your most recent passport and one (1) 5cm x 5cm passport photograph to the following address.
Embajada de los Estados Unidos
Sección Consular - Ciudadanía
1425 Buenos Aires
Applications for renewals are processed in 10-15 days. Since you live outside of Buenos Aires area, you need to contact the nearest DHL office to arrange the mailing of the documents and delivery of your new passport (prepay DHL delivery).
However, there is a problem. The only method of payment accepted by the U.S. Embassy for passport renewals by mail is an international credit card.
If you do not have an international credit card with which to pay the $110 fee, then you will have to make arrangements to apply in person at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. Click the link below to schedule an appointment.U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires American Citizen Services
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