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Submitting an Expired Passport for Renewal

Question: Do I have to submit my most recent passport (will expire in June next year) when I renew or can I submit a prior passport that expired in 1999? I would like to be able to use my current passport until I receive my new one. I have a trip planned to England in June (when my current passport will expire), but I have a trip planned to Italy prior to that.

Also, living in Rochester, NY, I frequently go to Toronto. Therefore, it would be helpful if I could keep my current passport and send in the 1989-1999 passport with my renewal application.

Answer: When applying for a renewal by mail, you must submit your most recently issued passport. Therefore, you cannot submit the passport that expired in 1999.

You can request expedited service by mail in order to get your passport renewed in 2-3 weeks. There is an additional $60 fee for this service.

If 2-3 weeks is not fast enough, you can apply at the Buffalo Passport Agency or through a qualified passport expediting service. Note, you must submit evidence of travel within 2 weeks in order to use this service.

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