Form DS-82: Application For Passport Renewal By Mail
Form DS-82 is the application form required to apply for a passport
renewal by mail. The form and detailed instructions can be downloaded
below. The estimated burden or time to complete the application is 40
minutes but most applicants finish the form much faster.
Note, a passport cannot be renewed by mail if it is
significantly damaged or was issued to a minor age 15 or younger. Also,
it is not possible to renew a passport that was issued more than 15
years ago. In such cases, the applicant needs to apply for a new passport by submitting Form DS-11
at an application acceptance facility rather than completing Form DS-82.
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Follow the instructions below to download the passport application form DS-82:
Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82
- Right click on the link.
- Select "Save Target As..."
- Choose the folder where you want to save the form.
- Click on "Save"
Another option is to complete the online application form. Some
applicants have reported connection problems or errors when trying to
enter data online. If you have difficulty completing the online passport renewal form
, download Form DS-82 and complete it offline.
How do I fill out the US passport renewal application?
The first section requests personal information such as full name, date
of birth, place of birth, gender, social security number, email
address, primary contact phone number and mailing address. There is a
place to attach your passport photo and input the date about your most
recent passport book or passport card. The last item on the first page
is a space to input name change information if it applies to you.
The second page of Form DS-82 has spaces for you to include
your height, hair color, eye color, occupation, employer or school,
additional contact phone number, permanent address, emergency contact
and travel plans. If you do not have any immediate travel plans, you
can leave the spaces blank.
It is very important that you follow the instructions
carefully. Any errors or illegible writing can lead to delays in
processing time and complicate your travel plans. It is always a good
idea to check everything two or three times before mailing in the
completed passport renewal form.
How long does it take to process the renewal application?
Standard processing can take up to 6 weeks. This is an estimate.
It could take less time just as it could also take more time to
complete. Expedited passport renewals
that are requested by mail take between 2 and 3 weeks to process. Using overnight delivery will also accelerate the process.
Applicants who need to get passports renewed more quickly, should arrange to visit a regional US passport agency
or, in the event the agency has no opening prior to your depature, employ the services of an express passport expediter
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