U.S. Passport Renewal Applications for Eligible Individuals - Form DS-82
Applicants who are renewing their passport, changing their legal name or correcting information on a previous passport issued may use the Form DS-82 if all of the following are true:
You are able to submit your most recent passport;
You were at least 16 years old when that passport was issued;
That passport was issued less than 15 years ago.
Applicants who do not meet all of these requirements should refer to “Applications requiring personal appearance” on the passport page.
Applications to renew a damaged passport via mail may be accepted at our discretion if all the identifying information is still legible. If the photograph or identifying information is illegible, or the passport is significantly damaged, please refer to the information regarding Lost/Stolen/Damaged passports.
Completing and submitting the application
Please disregard the preprinted instructions on the online forms and submit the following by mail to the Consulate General serving your area:
Completed, legible, and signed passport application (Form DS-82);
Most recent US passport;
- One (1) U.S. sized passport photograph. (Note: these are a different size from Australian passport photographs. See our list of photographers);
- Self-addressed, Express Post or Express Post Platinum envelope for the return of your new and old passports. We are unable to accept Registered Post envelopes to return the documents;
- Applicable fee (All fees are subject to change without notice);
If applicable — Original documentation to support name change or change of other descriptive data (certified photocopies are not acceptable);
For damaged passports: a signed statement outlining the reason the passport is damaged.
If you would like to submit this application in person, please book an appointment in order to do so. We will still require an Express Post envelope for the return of the new and old passport.
NOTE: Applicants in Australia are instructed not to submit their application directly to a passport agency in the United States. The passport agency will not accept the application.
Helpful hints for ACS applications
Please click here for important information for U.S. citizens who have used (or who are considering to use) Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) abroad. For citizenship purposes, ART includes in-vitro fertilization, surrogacy arrangements and the use of egg and sperm donors. If ART was used to concieve your child and you are unsure as to how to proceed with an application, please contact the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Consulate General serving your state.
Please refer to the Department of State's worldwide advice regarding Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
Make a copy of all supporting documents (not the application forms) to leave with us. If photocopies are not provided, you will need to pay $1 USD for each photocopy (if you are also applying for a Social Security Number, please make two (2) copies of each supporting document);
Please refer to the Department of State for instructions on how to obtain a replacement Consular Report of Birth Abroad.