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Renewal of 18 Year Old's Passport

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Question: Married parents and 18-year-old child's passports all expired Jan of this year. Do both parents need to accompany the child to the USPS passport office to renew using the DS-11 form?

Can both parents AND child's renewal applications be mailed together?

Answer: No, parents are not required to appear with a child age 18 and over.

No, you cannot mail your applications together. The reason is that your child must apply for a new passport using Form DS-11. This requires a personal appearance at an acceptance facility where an agent will administer an oath and witness the signing of the completed form.

The application and all supporting documentation will be placed in an envelope and sealed by the agent. For complete instructions, click the link below.

Apply for New Passport

You can apply for renewals using Form DS-82. There is no need to appear before an acceptance agent. More than one renewal application may be sent in the same envelope. However, they will not remain together and passports will be sent back separately.

For complete instructions, click the link below.

Apply to Renew Passports

For a list of passport application acceptance facilities near you, click the link below.

Tennessee Passport Offices

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