How to renew a US passport easily?

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Applying for a passport renewal is less time-consuming and less complicated than applying for a new passport. There are fewer documents needed, and there is no need to apply in person. It is still essential to meticulously follow the instructions and pay attention to detail to avoid processing delays.

How to renew a US passport easily?

US passport renewal by mail

  • Visit to the Click2Visas widget and choose the option “Passport”.
  • Log in it and complete the online passport renewal form and upload your photo and passport as per the instructions given.
  • You will get your physical docket at your doorway. The physical docket has a filled passport renewal form, a printed and stapled passport photo, and a USPS envelope.
  • Date and sign the form and you have to post it in the nearby USPS mailbox. Enclose payment check or money order, related  documents.

Please ensure you qualify for a passport renewal by mail before you begin. All of the following conditions must be met.

  1. Passport is not severely damaged and can be submitted along with the application.
  2. It was provided to you if you were 16 or older.
  3. It was released in the last 15 years.
  4. Passport was issued in your present name, or you can lawfully document your name change.

If you do not meet the requirements, you will be unable to renew your passport by mail.  You need to fill the application for a new U.S. passport (Form DS-11) and submit the supporting documents in person at an application acceptance facility.

How do I fill out a US passport renewal form?

  • Form DS-82 has six pages, four of which are instructions. So we only need to enclose the remaining two pages with the application. You cannot afford to make a minor error in the application by filling it out yourself, whether it’s a spelling error, the incorrect gender, or place of birth; any accidental error can result in the application being delayed or rejected. You can easily fill our online passport renewal form.

Do I need a new photo for US passport renewal?

  • The photos you enclose with your passport renewal application should be no more than 6 months old. One of the leading causes of delays is inappropriate passport photos. Please ensure your passport photo is 2 inches by 2 inches in size and has a white background.
  • The photograph should not be altered in any way.

How much does it cost to renew a passport for adults?

For standard service, the current renewal fee is $110. There are optional service fees that may be added to the total of your payment. The fee for expedited service is $60. Please make checks payable to “US DEPARTMENT OF STATE.” On the front of the check, the applicant’s full name and date of birth must be typed or printed. Do not send cash and no online payment.

Can I send my US passport renewal in a regular envelope?

Our physical docket has an USPS envelope. Place the completed and signed passport renewal form, passport photo, and fee payment in this. You must enclose your previously issued passport. You cannot request a renewal by mail if you no longer have it in your possession or if it is significantly damaged. If you have an old passport and submit it, it will be returned to you.

Name change documents if applicable.

If you are applying for a new passport under a different name than the one on your previously issued passport, you must include proof of a legal name change with your application form.

A marriage certificate, divorce decree paper, adoption certificate, or court orders are all acceptable documents to prove a legal name change. You must submit an original or a certified copy of the document. You can get the certificates back.

Where do I send my US passport renewal application?

The address to which you send the package will be determined by how quickly you want the passport renewed. Routine application processing currently takes 18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing on the front and back end).

Standard Service (If you live in the states of CA, FL, IL, MN, NY, or TX):

National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 640155
Irving, TX 75064-0155

Standard Service (If you live in any other state):

National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

A request for a fast passport renewal by mail takes 12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing on the front and back end) to process. When requesting this service, you must pay an additional fee of $60 and write “Expedite” on the front of the envelope. It should be noted that mistakes on the form or the submission of unacceptable documents can cause delays in the process.

Address for Expedited Service:

National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

How to renew a US passport online with Click2Visas

For more than a handful of years, Click2Visas has assisted American citizens in better understanding the passport application process to receive US passports quickly and effectively. 

Click2Visas has seen rapid growth. Our website presently receives a large number of unique visitors each year. Click2Visas expanded its content to include entry visa requirements and other travel-related information in response to visitor feedback. If you have any passport-related questions, please contact us. We usually respond to e-mails within 24 hours and, in many cases, in the same day. We will connect with you until you get the answer you’re looking for.

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