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Passport Renewal Checklist via RushMyPassport.com

Travel Necessities

Use this to get through the process of renewing your Passport

DS-82 Application

  • Complete and print 1 copy (Single-Sided Only) of the online Government Passport Application Form DS-82 (Hand-written applications are NOT accepted
  • Ensure bar codes (DS-82 B) are located at the bottom right hand corner of pages 1 & 2

Passport Photo

  • Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches, have a white background and be professionally taken within the past 6 months
  • No uniforms, headgear, or white shirts
  • Do not wear eyeglasses (they are no longer allowed to be worn in passport photos)
  • We recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app. You will then pick up your photos at your nearest Walgreens location

Expired or Expiring U.S. Passport

  • Must be included with the documents.
  • The passport must be in good condition and issued for 10 years, but less than 15 years from issue date (it will not be accepted if damaged or mutilated)
  • NOTE: If your name has changed since the issuance of your passport, an original or state certified Name Change document (marriage, divorce or adoption) is required

Government Fees

  • The amount of the check will be either $170 for the Passport Book only or $200 for a Book and Card. Make the check payable to the "US Department of State"
  • A pre-printed Name and Address must be located in the upper left hand corner. It cannot be a starter or temporary check
  • Ensure that the applicant's full name and date of birth is written in the memo section of the check or money order

Travel Itinerary

This will be required for any country that requires a visa.

  • Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations
  • A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel itinerary
  • The Travel Itinerary and DS-82 application dates must match and include the applicant's name

Letter of Authorization

  • This letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the U.S. Department of State
  • Ensure that the courier company name is printed as it appears at the top of that page, this will help avoid processing delays. Hand print and sign in black ink only

Overnight Pre-paid Shipping Label

  • The pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, along with the Letter of Authorization form
  • Print this label and place on the outside of an overnight shipping envelope

Important Notes

  • A passport can only be renewed if it has been issued for 10 years and it has not been greater than 15 years since it's issuance date. Please inspect your passport prior to submitting your order
  • Be meticulous about your application, any mistakes will have to be redone and can lead to delays in processing your passport renewal