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Where should I send my passport renewal application?

by bart
(nevada)

Question: The provided address is a PO box. I need a physical address so that I may send it via FedEx or UPS.


Answer: The only addresses given by the State Department to which applicants can mail their applications for passport renewals are those provided on application form DS-82.

FOR ROUTINE SERVICE:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee):
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

There is no address other than the PO Boxes listed above. The United States Postal Services provides "the only overnight delivery to mailboxes and P.O. Boxes." For more information, visit USPS Express Mail.

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Check
by: Anonymous

Question: Who do I make the check to?

Answer: The check must be made payable to the "U.S. Department of State".

Passport renewal?
by: Anonymous

Question: How much is the cost for a passport renewal?

Answer: The application fee for a passport renewal is $110.

If you want to expedite the process, you need to add $60. We also recommend adding $15.45 for overnight delivery.

Sent passport renewal to wrong center
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm from CA, but I sent my application to the PA Center instead of TX, is this OK?

Answer: Your application will be rerouted to the correct processing center. You may check the status of your application here. Please note that it takes a few days for your application to be encoded into the system.

Can I mail in 2 renewals in one?
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I send 2 passport renewals in one envelope with one check covering both payments?

Answer: Please write two checks and place each renewal application in separate envelopes. You can then place both in a larger envelope and send them together.

Renewal: live in Florida but sent to Philadelphia
by: Anonymous

Question: I live in Florida and when I went to check the address to mail my renewal, I referred to a form which only listed the Philadelphia processing center. I see I should have technically sent to Irving, TX. Will this present any issue?

Answer: This was a recent change. There will be no issue.

Pre-paid self addressed envelope?
by: Deepa

Question: Do I need to include a prepaid self addressed envelope when mailing in my US passport renewal form with expedited delivery fees?

Thanks

Answer: No, you do not. We do recommend, however, that you add $20.66 to your payment for overnight delivery of your new passport.

Forgot to send a check
by: Chai

Question: Hi, I mailed my renewal of my passport yesterday (I have a certified mail receipt and tracking number) but I forgot to include my check. Who do I get in touch with about this? Will the passport be returned to me or can I overnight my check? Thank you.

Answer: Please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Passport Renewal Delivered to different City, different Zip code
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm in California, the address on the DS-82 form is PO Box in Irving, TX 75064. I got the delivery confirmation that my Certified Mail was delivered in Coppell, TX 75099. I called the Post Office where I sent the mail, the one who answered the phone said nothing they can do here. I'm confused. How do I know that my renewal application got to the correct destination?

Answer: You can check the status of your passport application here. It can take a few days for the application to be entered into the system.

Expidite mark
by: Anonymous

Question: I just send my application but I forgot to mark expedite on the envolope. Will my passport be on time because I'm traveling at the end of March?

Answer: Writing "expedite" on the envelope is a recommendation and not a requirement. If you sent it to the address for expedited service, the passport should be issued and delivered to you in 2-3 weeks.

10-Year China visa in old passport
by: Kirk G

Question: Hello, I just sent my old passport in for renewal and received the new passport quickly, but did not get my old passport returned. I had a 10-year China visa in it with 8 years more to run, and wonder how to get the passport returned, or to get the visa transferred to my new passport without another big fee.

Answer: Your old passport is sent separately from the new one. It should arrive soon. If it does not arrive in the next few days, call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Passport Renewal was sent to Newark DE instead of Philadelphia
by: SM

Question: I overnighted Via UPS, my Passport Renewal Application and I see on the tracking this was routed to 500 White Clay Center Drive in Newark DE? Is this the normal process since UPS does not deliver to the PO Box 90155? When can I expect this to get to the right location since an address was not supplied? Thank you

Answer: This seems to be a common procedure by UPS. Based on comments and e-mails from other visitors, UPS will reroute your application to the correct address. It may take a few days to arrive and be entered into the system. You can check the status online here.

Irving, Texas?
by: Anonymous

Question: The state dot gov website lists the Philadelphia address, but the actual DS-82 form says Irving ONLY for specific states (New York, California, Texas, etc), and Philadelphia for all other states and Canada.

I'm in New York, but I couldn't find any information about the Irving processing center. Does anyone have any insight on this?

Answer: Please send your passport renewal application to the National Processing Center in Irving as per the application form. It is the correct address for applicants from New York to send their application forms.

Forgot to pay for expedite but sent to PO BOX 90955
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally forgot to pay the extra fee for expedite. What will happen? Can I still pay for this fee or will they reroute this?

Answer: Please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative about expediting your passport application.

Customer service representatives are available:
* Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Time
* Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Eastern Time
*Except on Federal Holidays

Accidentally sent expedited to wrong PO Box
by: Anonymous

Question: EEK! I just realized I sent my Expedited renewal request to PO Box 90155 instead of 90955.

What should I do?

Answer: Don't worry. It will be rerouted to the correct location.

street address for mailing passport application
by: Howard

Question: It is absolutely ridiculous that you do not provide a street address so a passport renewal application can be sent by UPS or FedEx.

Answer: A street address is not made available for security reasons. USPS delivers to post office boxes, offers overnight delivery and you can schedule a pick up.

FedEx/UPS Package Delivery
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was incorrectly delivered to
NATIONAL PASSPORT
500 WHITE CLAY CENTER DR
NEWARK, DE, 19711 5497.
However, no one at the passport center has heard of this address. Does anyone know what this place is and if my package will make it to the correct location? Two people have asked this question below and no real or helpful answers have been give.

Answer: Passport applications mailed by FedEx/UPS are sent to this locations because these services do not deliver to P.O. Boxes. The application will be rerouted to the appropriate processing center.

What happens if the renewal doesn't arrive in time?
by: Anonymous

Question: Who should I contact if my passport doesn't arrive in time?

Answer: You can check the status of your passport application online. If you are still a couple of weeks away from your departure date, you may want to see if you can still get the application expedited. Call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

If your departure date is only a few days away and your passport has not arrived, we recommend you visit the nearest regional passport agency. While an appointment is required, you can usually get in without one if you arrive early.

Waiting for new passport - now what?
by: Dave

Question: My passport doesn't expire until August. To avoid the extra fees, I am sending the renewal paperwork in June. I have to send my current passport with the renewal application. What do I do in the meantime if my employer asks me to travel on business?

Answer: A valid passport is required for all international travel by air. You can present a Western Hempishere Travel Initiative compliant document to travel Canada or Mexico by land or sea. If there is a chance that you will need to travel abroad within the next 6 weeks, we recommend you expedite your passport renewal.

Where do I send the application form to change the limited passport?
by: Thanh la

Question: I have a limited validity passport issued by the American Embassy in Sweden. I already paid $135 dollars. They told me when I return to the USA to fill out the form DS-5504 and send it with the letter given by the Embassy, 2 photos, copy of my driver's license and my US citizenship document. Where do I mail these papers in order to not pay again?

Answer: Please confirm that you can replace your limited-validity passport with a full-validity passport by referring to any notes that were entered in the back of your passport. Note, it is only possible to replace the limited-validity passport without cost if you apply within one year of the passport's date of issuance.

Mail the completed Form DS-5504 and supporting documents to one of the following addresses.

FOR ROUTINE SERVICE:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90107
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0107

FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee):
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90907
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0907

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Passport Reroute
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport was rerouted to Newark, DE. I had requested expedited service. Can this still happen at the new location?

Answer: This occurs when passport applications are mailed using a delivery service that does not deliver to post office boxes. Your application will be rerouted to a processing center. After 5-7 days, you can check the status of your application here.

Passport Renewal Not in System
by: Michael G

Question: My wife sent her passport in for renewal on Feb. 16 2016. Post office tracking says it was delivered to P.O. Box 90155 on Feb 19, 2016. According to your representatives, it is not in the system yet. I have tried contacting the post office and no one answers. Is there a way to find out what is going on?

Only advice we have gotten is to declare it lost and resubmit. I'm looking for another course of action.

Answer: If your wife's passport application cannot be located by either Passport Services or the Post Office, her only option is to report the lost passport and submit a new application at the nearest application acceptance facility.

UK PASSPORT
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm confused do I send my renewal to the British Embassy (as done previous) or to National Passport Proceesing Center in Philadelphia - please advise
Thank you

Answer: Please visit GOV.UK for information about where to send your British passport application.

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Will the passport processing center mail my passport to my mailing address on my application I used my po box or permanent address on my drivers licence.

Answer: Your new passport will be sent to the mailing address you provided on the passport application form.

My address
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I use a PO Box on my application for passport?

Answer: You can use a PO Box for a shipping address but not for your permanent address.

Renewal passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I sent my passport to PO Box 90155 and it was delivered on June 1 and signed. I called National Passport today. They said none of my record is in the system. Please help or advise me what to do next step.

Answer: The National Passport Information Center is the only one that confirm the arrival and status of your passport application. You can check the status online here.

Will I get my passport in time ?
by: Anonymous

Question: My passport application was re-routed today 7/30/2015. I spoke to UPS and they told me the package will be arriving at the address below tomorrow. My travel date is exactly 14 days from now on 8/13. Will I get my passport in time or should I be making a appointment with my local passport agency ?

NATIONAL PASSPORT
500 WHITE CLAY CENTER DR
NEWARK, DE, 19711 5497, US

Answer: It is impossible to determine if your passport will be issued before the application arrives. If you requested expedited service, the commitment is to process the application within 8 business days after it arrives at the agency.

Once the application has been rerouted to the processing center and arrives at the proper location, it takes 5-7 days to be entered into the system. After this is done, you can check the status of your application online.

If you did not request expedited service, we recommend you do so by calling 1-877-487-2778between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You might also want to request overnight delivery of your new passport. Expedited service is $60 and overnight delivery is $14.85.

We recommend you wait to see if your passport arrives by Aug 11 before visiting a regional passport agency. If you visit the agency on Aug 12 as a walk-in, arrive well before it opens. Inform agency personnel that you do not have an appointment but already have an application being processed. Take proof of travel.

Renewal passport
by: Heidi

Question: I sent my passport renewal application via UPS to the PO Box in Philadelphia. UPS forwarded it to National Passport Processing Center, 500 White Clay Center Dr, Newark, DE, 19711. I sent it overnight delivery and wrote on package expedite since I paid for expedited service. Is this an ok address where UPS sent it? It worried me but they assured me it would get there and be processed in 3 weeks.

And how long does it take for UPS to get to the expedited PO box in Philadelphia PA? Or should I be concerned? I paid for processing for 3 weeks. We travel Sept 10 2015

Thanks
Heidi

Answer: Heidi, the expedited service commitment is to process an application within 8 business days of its arrival at the agency. If there are no problems with your application and your supporting documents are accepted, your passport should be delivered to you will before your departure date.

To check the status of your passport application, call 1-877-487-2778 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. It takes 5-7 days for an application to be entered into the system.

If you did not do so, you can request overnight delivery of your new passport when you call the number above. There is a fee of $14.85 for this service.

UPS Delivery
by: Anonymous

Question: I sent my application, overnight, via UPS. I was unaware that UPS is unable to deliver to a PO Box. However, I was notified by UPS that they are redelivering to an alternative/corrected address. Will the Passport Processing Center accept UPS deliveries? Thank you.

Answer: Your passport application will be rerouted to the processing center where it will be accepted and processed.

How can I check the status of my expedited application?
by: Anonymous

Question: I sent my overnight envelope to the address listed above these comments, with fees included for expedited processing. I travel in four days and have not received my passport. Who can I call? I would like to know if it will not arrive on time.

Answer: You can check the status of your application by clicking the link below.

http://www.uspsg.net/status

Expedited service by mail is estimated to take up to 3 weeks door-to-door. There are many factors that can lead to delays. If your new passport has still not been issued, call the National Passport Information Center to speak with a customer service representative. The toll-free number is 1-877-487-2778.

Where is my passport renewal?
by: Anonymous

Question: I sent my passport to PO Box 90155 for expedited service on Jan 22, 2015. It was delivered on Jan 23 and signed by K. Kahraman.

Today is the 2nd of February and I have not received my passport back even thoush I sent a prepaid expedited envelope. I just checked and the tracking number has not been activated.

Roberta

Answer: First of all, the correct PO Box for expedited service is 90955 so it probably took a little extra time to get to the right PO Box.

Then, it takes 7-10 days after applying for status of your application to be available online.

Finally, expedited service by mail is estimated to take up to 3 weeks.

Therefore, your application status should be available within the next day or two and your application should be processed and your new passport delivered no later than February 16 as long as the application, documents and payments are accepted.

address is not on form
by: Hazel Keimowitz

Question: Please tell me where I send my passport renewal application? The PO Box is NOT on the printed form and when I go back to the web site, I am required to resubmit all my information just to (maybe) find the PO Box. Thank you.

Answer: The addresses are listed in the instructional pages of the renewal application form under the title "Where do I mail this application?" We have listed them below.

FOR ROUTINE SERVICE:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee):
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

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