Frequently Asked Questions

Renewing your passport is easier than ever with PassportRenewal.com. Below you’ll find answers to many commons questions about renewing U.S. passports.

Who is PassportRenewal.com?

PassportRenewal.com is a passport expediting service. Our easy-to-use website is powered by sophisticated technology that makes it simple for users to complete applications and forms. With decades of technology-centered business experience, our team has a proven track record of improving customer experiences.

What makes PassportRenewal.com different?

Our web platform was built with you in mind. Our easy-to-use system walks you through the passport application process and ensures that all of your supporting documentation is in proper order, eliminating errors and saving you time.

How does it work?

It’s simple. After you place your order online you simply fill out the passport renewal application on our website. You then mail us the completed and signed application along with your supporting requirements and we’ll expedite the process to make sure you get your passport in time for your trip. Take a Tour to see just how easy it is to renew your passport with PassportRenewal.com.

How long does it take?

We’re fast. We can get your passport in as little as 24 hours, as opposed to the regular 6-8 week process. Our most popular service option is the Rush 6-7 Business Day package for $99.

What are the specifics to renew my current passport?

If your most recent passport is undamaged, was issued when you were at least 16-years-old, and has an issue date less than 15 years ago, you can renew your current passport.

When should I renew my passport?

If possible, you should renew your passport about nine (9) months before it expires. Most countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

Do I get my old passport back?

Yes, your expired/cancelled passport will be returned to you with two holes punched through it.

Do I have to provide my Social Security Number?

Yes. The Internal Revenue Code requires you to provide your Social Security Number when you apply for a U.S. passport renewal. If you do not provide your Social Security Number it may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.

Can I renew my passport if it’s still valid?

Yes. Your passport does not have to be expired for you to renew it. We recommend renewing your passport ahead of any planned international travel, even if it still has a few months validity left on it. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip.

How do I affix my photo to the DS-82 application form?

Staple the passport photo to the application. Use the word "Staple" on the application as a guide. Do not bend the photo.

How do I renew a child’s passport?

Passports issued to minors age 15 or younger cannot be renewed. Children must apply for a new passport every 5 years.

How do I renew my passport while abroad?

You should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to get information about renewing your passport abroad.

Can I renew my passport if I can’t find it?

No, you cannot renew a lost or stolen passport. You must apply for a lost or stolen passport replacement and report your old one lost or stolen with a DS-64 form.

Can I check the status of my passport renewal?

PassportRenewal.com keeps you informed every step of the way with real-time tracking. You’ll always know the status of your application and whereabouts of your documents. We can even send you email and text updates.

Will my renewed passport have the same number as my old one?

No, your new passport will have a different number.

Can I renew a temporary passport that was issued to me while abroad?

No, only standard 10-year passports can be renewed.

Can I use my old passport photo from my expired passport?

No, new passport photos must be taken each time a passport is issued. Photos must be no older than 6 months.

What happens if I have a valid foreign travel visa in my expired passport?

Your old passport will returned to you with travel visas intact. Most countries allow you to travel with both your passports (the expired one with the valid visa and the new passport). Check with specific countries before traveling.