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 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
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
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.
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
Passport Renewal Mobile App
Got a smart phone? Try the
ItsEasy Passport Renewal 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
.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
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
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
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
or other passport
services, please see our
Sample Requirements For Renew Passport
Below is a sample set of requirements for obtaining the Renew Passport Service. These requirements
are only a SAMPLE. To get the EXACT requirements for your passport needs, please go to our TripBuilder
and enter in your specific information that is your exact situation.
US Renew Passport Requirements
Prerequisites for Renew Passport
(if the below criteria are not met, please select a different passport service above)
- Applicant has most recent passport is in his or her possession, AND;
- Applicant was 16 years or older when passport was issued AND;
- Applicant's passport was issued within the past 15 years AND;
- Applicant's passport is not damaged (normal wear & tear is acceptable).
1.1 Current Passport
Applicant must submit their current valid, or recently expired, passport in order to renew. The old Passport will be returned marked "Cancelled" by the US State Department.
1.2 Passport Photos
Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. These may be obtained at many post offices, Kinkos, Mailboxes Etc or similar locations.
1.3 Proof of Travel
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation from an airline or Travelocity, Orbitz, etc) showing departure from the U.S.
If traveling on business and no itinerary is available, a letter on company letterhead indicating dates and purpose of travel MAY suffice. If applicant does not possess proper itinerary, please contact us for options.
1.4 Authorization Letters
Applicant must submit an original "Letters of Authorization" which allows ItsEasy to submit the application to the US State Dept.
Must be printed SINGLE SIDED.
1.5 Passport Application (DS-82)
Applicant must submit one completed passport application form (DS-82) by following the link below. The US State Dept web site "wizard" will walk you through the application. Hand written applications will not be accepted for expedited services. After completing passport application online, print by pressing "Create Form" button. Single-sided printing only. Hand written applications will not be accepted for expedited services.
DO NOT forget to sign and date the completed application in blue or black ink after printing.
Note: While completing the application, the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete form. No payments will be made and options selected will have no affect on the actual service delivered by ItsEasy. The guide is simply to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail-in applications.
1.6 Personal Letter
If applicants passport expires in less than one year, please move to the next item.
If applicants passport does not expire for more than one year, applicant must include a personal letter explaining the reason for the early passport renewal. Common reasons for early passport renewals may be in preparation for an upcoming trip, few or no blank pages left for visas or outdated passport photo.
1.7 Select Passport Service