If you are a citizen of the U.S, you will be eligible to renew your passport either by mail or go to a U.S. embassy or consulate. But if you live in any other country then you have to visit the US embassy to renew your passport. Prompt passport service online portal has been designed for those who need passport renewal even in an emergency. You must check the online process to renew a passport.
US Passport Renewal Processing Time
The processing time of passport renewal is-
Standard Renewals: 4 to 6 weeks
Expedited Renewals: 3 weeks
Passport Agency Expedite: Up to 8 business days
Process time of Emergency services:
Emergency Passport Service: 24 hr
Urgent Passport Service:2 Days
Priority Passport Service: 3 to 4 days
Passport Service:5 to 7 days
Passport Service: 8 to 12 days
The process to Apply for Passport renewal:
If you are looking for passport renewal online then you can fill out the renewal form itself online but you should print the filled application and mail it
Fill the application form:
Must choose the correct form based on the information you input, fill the complete application form carefully. You must provide social security number, if it’s issued to you in the form very carefully, If you don’t have a social security number you must submit a statement regarding that, you have never been issued this number.
Submit your most recent US passport photo
You must have to submit your most recent U.S passport with the filled application form.
Include name change document
If you mentioned name on U.S passport is different from your current name that you are using then you should give a certified copy of the legal name change document. For Ex- Marriage certificate, Divorce decree, Court-ordered name change document.
Submit most recent passport size photograph
You also have to submit two most recent passport size photograph which should be with glasses with a plain background. The photo size should be 2*2 Inches
Must check and calculate the payable fee to renew the passport according to the choices (passport book, passport card, passport book, and card both). Make checks or money orders payable to the "U.S. Department of State."
Mail completed application
After the completion of the form, mail the completed form along with all the required documents, or you may post this application to the provided address.
Track your application status
You may track your application status either online or by calling us. You can begin tracking your application 7-10 business days after you mailed form.