Renew US Passport

Information for Fast US Passport Renewals

Renew US Passport

Information for Fast US Passport Renewals

 

Renew Your US Passport Today!

Need to renew your US passport? Youve come to the right place. We provide you all the information needed to renew your passport quickly using an expediting service. We also provide you answer to the most common passport renewal questions.
How to Renew a Passport

How Long Does it Take to Renew a Passport?

There are a lot of different options for how long it takes to renew a passport in anywhere from 6+ weeks to as little as 24 hours. Here is an overview of different passport renewal options available to you:

Traditional Passport Renewal Processing

The most common way for people to renew their passport is through the US State Department standard processing. You can download Passport Renewal Form DS-82 from the State Department website. You may submit the passport application either through a local post office or by following the mailing instructions on the form. This is the most cost effective way to renew your passport, but also the slowest (up to six weeks or more) and least transparent way. The fee for this is $170.

Standard Passport Renewal Process

Expedited Government Passport Renewal Processing

The next level of service is using the State Departments expedited passport renewal process. Using the same passport application DS-82 mentioned above and again either submitting the renewal application either through a local post office or by following the mailing instructions on the form. Requesting an expedited passport renewal through the government incurs an additional $60 fee (and applicants are encourage to pre-pay for USPS Express Mail return shipping costing approximately $16.00), this cuts the overall time to two to three weeks plus mailing time, so generally less than four weeks from start to finish. Don't forget photos, too! That brings the total cost for this service to approximately $200 at the time of writing.

Passport Renewal Mobile App

Got a smart phone? Try the ItsEasy Passport Renewal App!
Renew Your Passport From an App
The app provides the same services offered above (either the $110 normal or $170 expedited), but with a few extra benefits. In addition to the State Department passport renewal fees, the app service ($29.95) provides the ability to choose from multiple USPS and FedEx shipping options (with tracking), order status information and automated email updates and best of all the ability to take your own photo using your phone. All photos are reviewed by an ItsEasy Passport Renewal specialist and if they meet all requirements are printed in our offices at no additional cost.

US Passport Renewal Expediting Services

When six, four or even two weeks isnt fast enough, many travelers turn to passport expediting services like ItsEasy. If youre reading this you probably fall into this group, so here is a little information about passport renewal expeditors. First and foremost, we do not issue the passports. We act as an agent on your behalf both in the collection and review of documentation and interfacing with the US State Department through a series of essentially pre-arranged appointments. Authorized services like ItsEasy are approved by the US State Department to submit passport applications in certain cities with predetermined processing times some in as little as a day. Learn more about how to get a passport .ItsEasy is one of the largest passport expeditors in the world and works in several cities with different US State Department Passport Agencies. There are a lot of small companies out there who are highly limited with their capabilities and processing power, there are very few that have the access that ItsEasy has.
Expedited Passport Renewals

Personal Appearance

If you live in a city that has a US Passport Agency office you can contact the governments automated appointment hotline at 1-877-487-2778. Note that you MUST be departing the country within two weeks to qualify for this option and the fee for renewing the passport will be $110 + $0 at the time of writing. Once you secure an appointment you show up in person with the required documents and fees and your renewed passport will be ready within a few days. Short of using an expeditor to renew your passport, this is the fastest and most cost effective option available, however appointments can be hard to get. There is inconvenience of traveling to the passport agency, paying for parking and sitting in line for up to a few hours (even with an appointment) as well as having to go back to pick up the passport. Also note that most passport agencies do not have photography services, so make sure you get your passport photos in advance. For more details please see the How to Get a Passport page.

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What is a Passport Card?

A passport card is a credit-card size U.S. passport that, just like a passport book, is proof of U.S. citizenship and identity but can ONLY be used to re-enter the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from:

Canada
Mexico
The Caribbean
Bermuda

The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. Please note: Just like passport books, passport cards are valid for 10 years for applicants 16 and older and 5 years for applicants under 16. The wallet-size U.S. Passport Card is a travel document that can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The passport card fits in your wallet, is a valid form of identification and is more convenient than a passport book when traveling by land or sea within the Western Hemisphere. For information about how to get a passport or other passport services, please see our US passports page.