If your passport has already expired, you must follow a different process to renew it. It is essential to note that you cannot use your expired passport for international travel, so if you have upcoming plans, it is best to take care of the renewal process as soon as possible.
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Contacting a passport agency or center is the first step in renewing an expired passport. Here is some information you will need to renew an expired passport.
What Are the Eligibility Criteria for Passport Renewal?
1) You Must Submit Your Most Recent Passport
If a passport has expired over five years, you will need to apply for a new one instead of renewing your old one. To do this, you must show proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate, and meet the other requirements for a new passport.
If a passport has expired within the last five years, you may be eligible to renew it. You must submit your most recent passport, a completed application form, and supporting documents. You will need to pay the applicable fees.
2) You Must Submit a Completed Application Form
The application form for passport renewal is the same as the form for a new passport. You can complete the form online, print it, and mail it in. It will include details like:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your place of birth
- Your current address
- Your Social Security number (if you have one)
The DS-82 form can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.
3) Passport Photos
You will also need to provide two passport photos. These must be recent, color photographs that show your entire face against a white background. You should avoid wearing a hat or sunglasses in the photos.
4) Pay the Passport Renewal Fee
The current passport renewal fee is $110 for adults and $80 for children under 16. You will need to pay an additional execution fee of $35 if you renew your passport by mail. You must pay the renewal and execution fees if you renew your passport in person.
For expedited service, there is an additional $60 fee. This will ensure that your passport is processed within two to three weeks.
Who Is Ineligible for Passport Renewal?
1) Damaged passports
If your passport is significantly damaged, you must apply for a new one. This includes passports that are torn, water-damaged, or missing pages.
You can mail your damaged passport with a completed application form and supporting documents to the address listed on the form. You will need to include a check or money order for the passport fee.
2) Limited-validity passports
If you have a limited-validity passport, you must apply for a new one. Limited-validity passports are usually issued to people who need to travel urgently but do not have time to get a full-validity passport.
3) Child passports
If you renew a passport for a child under 16, you must apply in person. Both parents or legal guardians must accompany the child and present proof of their relationship to the child. In addition, you must present the child’s previous passport, if available. Suppose you cannot submit the child’s previous passport. In that case, you must provide a certified birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Naturalization, or a Certificate of Citizenship.
If you are looking for passport renewal in Atlanta, contact Passport Express. We offer a wide range of passport services to help you with your travel needs.