This is a privately owned website and not a government agency. Click to learn more.

What form do I need if I already have a military passport?

by Nadine
(Litchfield, OH)

Question: I am in the Air Force and have my military passport. It is not recommended to carry this. I want to get the blue civilian passport. I also have a blue passport but it is already expired. It has my maiden name on it. Which form do I fill out?

Answer: You need to apply for a regular passport. You can apply for a passport renewal by mail if your most recent passport was issued less than 15 years ago. Check the expiration date.

You can renew a passport by mail if it has been expired for up to 5 years.

You can even renew your passport by mail if your name has changed. You just have to include evidence of the name change.

There are additional criteria which you must meet. You can read the complete instructions by clicking the link below.

How to Renew a Passport by Mail

If your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you need to apply for a new passport using Form DS-11. You will find complete instructions by clicking the link below.

How to Get a New Passport

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Passport Application Form Questions.

Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers

Latest Passport & Travel Updates

Emergency Passport Renewal
How to get an emergency passport renewal in the U.S. or abroad. Discover the steps to renew your passport the same day.

How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.

Make Your Own Passport Photos
Use the online Passport Photo Wizard tool to make your own passport photos in minutes. Save money and time.

Passport Renewal Videos
Watch step-by-step instructional passport videos of how to renew a passport in 3 steps.

The Ultimate Jet Lag Survival Guide
Jet lag is almost certain if you travel across several time zones. Discover how to minimize the effects of jet lag for every age group and ensure a more rewarding family trip.