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  • Routine Processing: 10 to 13 weeks. Expedited: 7 to 9 weeks. (additional $60)
  • Walk-In applications are not currently available. Appointments may be available during walk-in hours.

Make sure you are aware of the following, and bring the items listed below:
You can find up to date fees, requirements, and other information at the State Departments Travel Site

Apply In Person

  • You must apply in person if any of the following are true. If you replied no to all, renew by mail.
    • This is your First passport
    • Applying with children under 16
    • Previous U.S. passport issued under age 16
    • Previous U.S. passport lost, stolen, or damaged.
    • Previous U.S. passport issued more than 15 years ago.
  • For Post Offices that require an appointment, you can schedule online at the official USPS site at - *Not available at all locations.
  • Find other government acceptance locations at the Acceptance Facility Search Page
  • Try to arrive 10 minutes early at the passport processing area, or your appointment may be cancelled if late.
  • Review all photo, fee, ID, and form requirements before your appointment.

Renew by Mail

  • You can renew by mail if all of the following are true of your Previous U.S. passport.
    • You can submit current U.S. passport with application.
    • Issued at age 16 or older.
    • Never reported lost or stolen, with normal wear and tear.
    • Issued within last 15 years.
    • Was valid for normal 10 year period.
    • Same name, or you can provide additional documentiton as proof of name change.
  • Renew your passport at the State Departments Passport Renewal site.
  • Use a trackable shipping method like Priority MailĀ®
  • For updating a current passport visit Change or Correct passport page.

General Questions

  • How long will it take? - Passports generally take anywhere from 2-13 weeks to be received.
  • When can I renew? - US Passport renewal can be done in person, or by mail if within 15 yrs of previous.
  • Can I get my passport faster? - You can pay extra for expedited services if needed. Quicker shipping options are also available.
  • Do minors/kids need an adult present? - If you are under 18, one or both parents or guardians must be there in person depending on the child's age.
    • Children and teens up to 15 years old must be accompanied by both parents/guardians, or have proof of sole custody.
    • Teenagers age 16-17 must have at least one legal parent/guardian present.

What do I need to bring?

  • What types of ID are needed? - make sure you have two forms of Identification with copies of each.
    • One of the IDs should prove US Citizenship, such as a Certified Birth Certificate, previous Passport, Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship.
    • The second ID must be current and valid, such as a Driver's License, Government or Military ID, Naturalization Certificate, or previously issued Passport.
  • What forms are needed? - You should have the appropriate passport application form printed and filled out.
  • Do I need a photo? - You will need a photo meeting all requirements if the Passport Office does not list available Photo Hours.
    • Most stores offering photo taking provide these services, such as Walgreens or Wal-Mart.
  • How much does it cost, and what payments are accepted? - You will be required to pay an Application fee to apply for or renew passport.
    • Check (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) or money order payable to "U.S. Department of State". Credit and debit cards are not accepted.
    • You can find up to date fees on the Passport Fees page.
    • In addition to the Application Fee, in person applications will have an additional Acceptance Fee ($35).

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