The Easiest Way to Renew a U.S. Passport - South Arkansas Sun

U.S. passport photo requirements Unless you make an appointment at a passport acceptance facility that is equipped to take passport photos, plan to provide a high-resolution photo taken in the last six months whether you complete the process by mail or in person

How to renew a minor's passport Technically, you cannot "renew" a passport for a child younger than age 16. Instead, you must reapply using the same in-person process you went through to acquire their first passport

How to renew a passport when your name changes If your name has changed since your last passport was issued, you'll need to provide documentation – such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order – that serves as proof of the name change

What is the passport renewal fee As of 2022, the renewal fee for an adult passport book is $130. The State Department's fee calculator provides additional information on passport fees

How long does it take to renew a passportRoutine processing times range from eight to 11 weeks, beginning when the center or agency receives your application to renew your passport, according to the U.S. Department of State

How to expedite a passport renewal If you're in a rush, you can pay for expedited service, which means the processing time will be reduced to between five and seven weeks. To expedite your passport by mail, clearly write "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the envelope

Renew your passport in person If your passport has been damaged, lost or stolen; was issued before you turned 16; or is more than 15 years old, you need to renew it in person with documentation Form DS-11 Proof of U.S. citizenship Identification document

Where to renew a passport Once you've gathered all your materials, you can make an appointment to visit a passport acceptance facility near you. Facilities can range from designated post office locations to public libraries to other government offices. Some passport acceptance facilities include on-site photo facilities as well

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