Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports may take up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited processing.

Which form do I use to get another passport?

by Denise
(Philadelphia, Pa)

Question: I had a passport but I cannot find it. It got packed away in a move. It is probably almost expired because I think I got it about 10 years ago. Do I apply as a renewal? What form do I use. Thank you, Denise

Answer: You can only renew a passport by mail if you can submit your most recently issued passport with the application form.

Without the passport, you will have to apply for a new passport at an application acceptance facility. You can complete Form DS-11 beforehand but should only sign it when asked to do so by the passport agent.

For complete instructions, click the link below.

How to Apply for a New Passport

Click the following link to find the nearest passport office.

Pennsylvania Passport Offices

It takes between 4 and 6 weeks for applications to be processed. To get your passport in a hurry, you can request expedited service when you apply. There is an additional $60 fee for this service. You should get your passport within three weeks if you expedite it.

If you need the application processed faster, you can either visit the Philadelphia Passport Agency or, if you do not have time to go yourself, authorize a registered expediter such as Rush My Passport to submit the application on your behalf.

Comments for Which form do I use to get another passport?

Click here to add your own comments

Can I renew by mail or in person
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi my passport was issued in 2000 and expired 2010. I still have my passport; it’s not damaged or anything. Can I still apply for renewal by mail?

Answer: Hello! Unfortunately, you can no longer renew a passport that is more than 15 years old. You now need to submit a new passport application.

Expired US passport in 1991
by: Anonymous

Question: Hello, my passport expired in 1991. Do I apply for a new one? I still have the passport.

Question: Since your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must apply in person for a new passport at an application acceptance facility.

Click here to add your own comments

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

Click for fast expedited courier service

Top 5 Questions About Expedited Passport Couriers

Latest Passport & Travel Updates

Getting a Passport Expedited at a Post Office
Requesting express service at post offices and other facilities that accept application forms from U.S. citizens.

Applying at a Regional Passport Agency
Where processing centers are located. How to schedule an appointment. What documents to take with you.

Using a Registered Courier Service
How to pick a legitimate courier service company to assist in getting your passport quickly.

Routine vs. Expedited Passport Service: How to Choose
Guide to help you decide if standard or fast track processing is the best option for your situation.

10 Benefits of Expediters
What are the advantages of employing the services a qualified expediter?

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.

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

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

Travel Warnings
The latest alerts to help you prepare for a safe and secure trip abroad.

Travel Documents
List of the most important travel documents and information about how and where to get them.

Travel Safety
Discover practical advice on how to keep safe during international trips.

23 International Travel Tips to Save Money on Transportation, Lodging & More
Cool ways to make your money stretch farther on travel expenses so that you can go more often and stay longer.

Expedite Your Passport Now!