How to Renew a U.S. Passport With Form DS 82
Renewing your U.S passport can be a relatively straightforward process. If you can answer "yes" to five questions, you're eligible to renew your U.S. passport with the easier form, Form DS-82.
1If you can answer yes to all four, you're eligible to use the form. Can you submit your most recent passport book/card with the application? Were you at least 16 years old when the passport book/card was issued? Was your most recent passport book/card issued less than 15 years ago? Do you use the same name as printed on your most recent passport book/card? If not (such as a name change due to marriage, or legal name change) can you submit the proper documentation supporting the name change? Are you over 16? If any of the the five questions above are not true You must apply in person. Otherwise, If all of those questions apply to you, you can renew it by the mail, so follow these steps below to see how you can renew your U.S. Passport.
2//www.travel.state.gov web site, and click Passports (on the horizontal blue menu bar), Get or Renew Passports (left hand blue menu bar), click the Renewing or Renewing your passport links to access the How to Apply for a Passport Renewal page, and scroll down to access the Click here to download the DS-82 Application form link.
4pdf to your computer.
5S. Passport by Mail.
10//travel.state.gov web site for the applicable fees; access the Passport Fees page at .
16To better protect the contents, use a Tyvek envelope.
17 You will (should) receive your new and old passports in separate envelopes. If you provide an email address on your application, the passport agency will contact you through email if there are any issues with your renewal application.