US Passport Renewal

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To update and renew your US Passport quickly, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

For those individuals whose passports have expired five years or less, the renewal process is the way to get your passport current. This process involves the following documentation:

Your Most Recent U.S. Passport:

  • Passport is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name or you can legally document

If applicant does not meet the above criteria –Please apply for a New US Passport .

US Passport Renewal Process Overview

Applicant must gather documents listed below including original name change documents to send to us for processing.

Step 1 - Online Application.

Completed Online Application DS-82

Must complete the DS-82 Application (online Application). Must be completed online, it cannot be handwritten. Please print out application, sign and date with blue pen.

Step 2 - Proof of Identification

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Valid State or Government Identification
  • Valid Military Identification

Step 3 - Current US Passport

  • You must submit your current passport which is not damage passport
  • The expired passport will be returned to you along with the new passport
  • If you do not have your Passport, you will need to apply for  Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport

Step 4 - Two Authorization Letters

Letter of Authorization will be issued when you come in person. If you are not coming in our office and doing it by mail. Please Call (415) 673-5000 for Authorization Letter.


PLEASE SUBMIT 2 COPIES. Each copy MUST contain your original signature. Fax or photo copies of your signature are NOT acceptable - both letters must contain original signatures.

Step 5 - Flight Itinerary

Submit a copy of your computer-generated itinerary or your ticket from an airline, travel agency, or online booking agency showing your departure from the U.S. FAX or photocopies are acceptable.

If you do not have a Travel Itinerary or ticket Please call: (415) 673-5000

Step 6 - Passport Photos


Must be 2x2in on a white background (Recent Photo within one month)

You will be required to submit two (2) identical passport photographs. Photographs must be taken by a passport photographer. Home made photos are not acceptable and most often cause a delay in passport issuance.

Step 7 - Service Order Form

You must include one completed order form with your documents.