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Can I put 2 passport renewals in the same envelope?

by Tina
(Albuquerque, NM)

Question: I would like to put my husband's and my own passport in the same envelope. Do they need to be mailed separately?

Answer: No, you do not have to mail the two passport renewal applications separately. However, we do recommend you place each Form DS-82, passport, passport photo and payment for fees in a separate envelope. Then, place those envelopes in a larger envelope to be mailed to the address on the form.

Note, they will not stay together once they arrive at the processing center. Your new passports will be sent separately and, more than likely, will not arrive at the same time.

Finally, the old passports will be cancelled and returned to you. They are sent separately from the new passports and may arrive at a later date.

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Do I need to send two copies of our marriage certificate?
by: Anonymous

Question: My husband and I both changed our names when we got married. When we apply to renew our passports (both expire within the next few years) do we need to send two copies of our marriage certificate or will one suffice?

Answer: You need to send two (original or certified), one for each application.

Passport renewal pages
by: Anonymous

Question: I accidentally separated the pages of my passport renewal form that I got at the post office. Is that OK and should I staple the pages together before mailing.

Answer: Please staple them together.

Two name changes mailed together
by: Anonymous

Question: My spouse and I both changed our middle name when we married. Given that "Note they will not stay together once they arrive at the processing center.", do we need two separate copies of the marriage certificate when we submit our applications for renewal?

Answer: Yes, you each need certified copies of your name change document to submit with your application.

3 passports
by: Anonymous

Question: Can I mail 3 passports together (mine and 2 sisters) in one envelope? I see the comments only mention being able to mail 2 applications together but none mentioned more than 2. Thanks.

Answer: Yes, you can.

Two US passports
by: Anonymous

Question: I have two US passports: a 10-year passport that's run out of endorsed pages and a 2-year passport that I applied for when traveling to Israel that has now expired. I'd like to apply for a new US passport. Can I fill out just one DS-82 but submit both of my passports?

Answer: If you want to get both a new 10-year passport and another second passport, you must submit two application forms and pay two fees. Both applications can be mailed in the same envelope.

Folded DS-82
by: Anonymous

Question: If I folded my DS-82, will that delay or reject my passport application?

Answer: It will not.

Senior Citizens
by: Anonymous

Question: Is there a cut off limit to a lower priced renewal for senior citizens?

Answer: The same fees apply to adults and senior citizens.

Passport book by mail for a 15-year-old
by: Grace

Question: My daughter has her passport card and I want to get her the passport book. She got the card when she was 15 and I read that we cant do it by mail if she is 15 or less. Her birthday is 3/16/97. We got the passport card on 9/19/12. Can we do it by mail or we can't?

Answer: Passports (book or card) issued to minors or when one was still a minor cannot be renewed by mail. Your daughter needs to apply for a new passport in person at a nearby acceptance facility.

Since she is already an adult, she does not have to apply with both parents anymore.

Mailing two passports
by: Anonymous

Question: I went to the Post Office to mail my daughter's and my passport renewal. My daughter is married and not living with me. We sent two separate checks . I was told by the Postal Clerk that I couldn't mail them together unless it was husband and wife renewals. Is this correct? If not, I'll let them know so that others don't get double charged.

Answer: You may mail two applications together. Just make sure you place each application in separate envelopes then place both in a larger envelope.

Application question
by: Nadia

Question: Can my husband and I use the same application to renew our visa?

Answer: It is not possible to use a passport application to renew a visa. The passport application forms are for passport services only. If you have a visa that needs to be renewed, please contact the embassy or consulate general of the country that issued your visa.

If you are referring to using one application for two people, that is not possible. Each applicant must complete and sumbit his or her own visa application.

what size envelope
by: Anonymous

Question: I am mailing my and my husbands together. When you say put each in a separate envelope, is that, folded and put each in a business sized envelope, and then both, into a large, brown one?

Answer: We are now recommending that family members place their applications and supporting documents in the same envelope. However, you should include a separate payment for each application form.

When mailing your passport application, please use an envelope large enough to fit the application without folding and a trackable delivery method.

UPS passport renewal
by: Anonymous

Question: The UPS person told me to put the two renewals for passport in the same envelope. I did not know to envelope them individually and then use one big one to send. Is this going to be messed up now?

Answer: Placing each renewal application in a separate envelope is a recommendation and not a rule. Note, however, that UPS does not deliver to PO boxes. This may delay delivery of your application form.

both in one
by: AnonymousGo Lions

Question: The lady at the post office put both, renewal apps and old passports in one single envelope. Payment for both is on one single money order in the same envelope.

Should I contact the agency directly?

Answer: If there is a problem, you will be contacted. The reason we recommend separate payments in separate envelopes is due to the fact that, if one application is delayed or denied, the other can still be processed.

post office
by: Go Lions

Question: The lady at the post office put both applications in one envelope and only put one money order with both payments on it in there. Did they mess it up?

Answer: Two applications that have been reviewed by an Acceptance Agent can be placed in one envelope. Multiple passport applications that are sent by mail for renewal should be placed in separate envelopes with their respective payments.

by: Anonymous

Question: I mailed my passport renewal application 6 weeks ago and have not received it back yet. Where can I call to follow-up the status of renewal?

Answer: Call 1-877-487-2778 between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays).

2 passbook renewals
by: Go Vikings

Question: 2 passport renewals can be made in the same envelope. One check for payment of both or 2 separate checks?

Answer: We recommend you place each application, supporting documents and payment in a separate envelope. Then, you can place the two envelopes in a larger envelope to mail to the processing center.

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