Passport Renewal Instructions: 15-20 Business Day Processing
IMPORTANT: Only Adult Passports issued when the applicant was 16 or older are eligible for renewal as long as the passport is undamaged and less than 5 years expired. Minor passports (issued at 15 years old and under) cannot be renewed.
Passport Photo Requirements:
The Passport Photo Creator mobile app will help you take a perfect passport photo. Utilizing biometric facial recognition software, your passport photo will show real-time compliance checks to ensure your passport photo will be accepted. The app will verify the following Passport Photo Requirements: Eyeglasses must be removed. Recent Color Photo taken in last six months. 2x2 inches in size (51mm x 51mm). Photo Quality Paper. Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 ⅜ inches. Plain white or off-white background. Neutral facial expression (no smiles!) directly facing the camera. Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily. No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes. Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face. No headphones or similar items can be worn. Hearing devices normally worn may be included. Dark glasses or tinted lenses non-prescription glasses are not allowed. If they are a medical need, then you may need to provide medical certification.
IMPORTANT: Handwritten applications are not accepted for expedited processing. You are not applying for your passport online, but rather completing the application form online to print it out. Government fees are paid with a check or money order.
Make sure you have the following: your expired or soon-to-be-expired passport, passport photo, government fee, name change documents (if applicable), and DS-82 passport application (must be typed), and Letter of Authorization.
Any forms with a signature and date field MUST be completed with your original signature and date. Copies are not accepted. Failure to sign and date your DS application will delay your processing. Handwritten applications will not be accepted and your application will be delayed until you submit a signed, dated, and typed original application.
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*DO NOT REQUIRE SIGNATURE FOR DELIVERY OR YOUR DOCUMENTS WILL BE RETURNED!
IMPORTANT: If you receive an email or mail notice from the U.S. Department of State regarding an issue with your passport application, please contact us immediately for support: email@example.com 800-220-1759
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