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Step 2 • Prepare The Required Documents

Passport Renewal Application

DS-82 Online

Fill out the passport renewal application online. Click on "Continue" under "Apply for a Passport Book" column and print the application. Be sure to sign and date your application. The DS-82 form must be completed online, applications without a barcode will be delayed. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your WPV specialist at 1.800.795.0720.

Letter of Authorization

Download, print out, sign and date this letter of authorization. Important: Please enclose an additional copy of the Letter of Authorization outside of the envelope sealed by the Acceptance Agent.

Two (2) Passport Photos

Photos must be identical, taken within the past 6 months, 2x2 inches, and not from a vending machine. Please use professional photographers specializing in passport photos. Print services stores such as FedEx Kinko's usually provide this type of service. For any questions related to U.S. passport requirements please contact our passport services specialists at 1.800.795.0720.

Old (most recent) Undamaged Passport

Make sure that your old passport:

  • Was issued within the last 15 years.
  • You were at least 16 years of age at the time.
  • You have not legally changed your name since the issue date.

If you cannot comply with at least one of the above or your old passport is damaged you have to apply for a new passport.

NOTE: Your previous passport will be returned to you with your new passport.

Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of a plane ticket to a foreign country, or
  • Copy of a travel itinerary with the applicant's name showing dates and flight information, or if neither is available and traveling for business.
  • A letter from the employer.

For 1-2 business day passport service, travel dates must be within 14 days when a visa is required to the country of destination; otherwise, dates must be within 5 days.

Government Fees

Certified Check or money order payable to the "U.S. Department of State"

Government fees are subject to change, consult your World Passport ans Visas Specialist for current information.


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