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Form DS 82 on MacBook

Form DS-82 is the official form for the U.S. Passport Renewal Application and is offered by the U.S. Department of State. As the name suggests, the Form DS-82 is used by eligible United States citizens to submit an application for a renewal of existing passports. If you do not have a Passport and would like to submit a new application for passport, you need the Form DS-11. Instructions to fill Form DS-11 for New Passport Application are available here.

The Form DS-82 is available as a Free PDF file of 6 pages. There are four pages of instructions to fill form DS 82, while the remaining two pages are for the information to be filled in the form. The first page of instructions on the Form DS 82 contains a list of questions to find out if you’re eligible for submitting a passport renewal application.


How to Find Out Eligibility for U.S. Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82

To find out your eligibility before submitting Form DS-82, please complete the checklist below by answering Yes or No for each:

  • You can submit your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card with your application form.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card was issued.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • The U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card that you are renewing is in good condition and has not been mutilated, damaged, lost, stolen or subsequently found.
  • Your U.S. passport has not been limited from the normal ten year validity period due to passport damage/mutilation, multiple passport thefts/losses, or non-compliance with 22 C.F.R. 51.41. (Please refer to the back pages of your U.S. passport book for information)
  • You use the same name as on your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card OR you have changed your name by marriage or court order and can submit proper certified documentation to reflect your name change.

If you answered YES to all of the above, then you are eligible for submitting Form DS-82 for passport renewal. If the answer for No to any one of the points above, you are not eligible for Form DS-82 submission and will have to submit a fresh application using Form DS-11.


How Can I Download Form DS-82 for Passport Renewal Application?

If you are a citizen of the United States and want to know how to download the forms required for submitting an application for a passport renewal, you’ve come to the right place. To apply for a new passport, you have to fill out and submit a form called DS-82. This form is made available for Free on the Travel.State.Gov website by the U.S. Department of State and can be downloaded from this link here.

To download the PDF of DS-82 passport application form, simply right-click on that link above and choose the “Save Target As” or the “Download Linked File As” options. You can alternatively left-click on the link and then open the file in your favorite PDF Editor installed on your computer.


How to Fill Form DS-82 for Renewal of Passport Application?

As we mentioned above, the Form DS-82 comes in the form of a six-page PDF file, of which the first four pages are for instructions to fill the form while the remaining two pages are the form itself. It is important to go through all the instructions mentioned on the form in detail before filling up the form.

Then, following these six simple steps to fill up the new passport application form DS-82:

  1. Download Form DS-82 using this link and save it.
  2. Open the downloaded form PDF and print it using any modern printer.
  3. Fill out your details in fields 1 to 10, and if applicable 11, on page 1 of form.
  4. Proceed to the next page and fill out fields 12 to 20 with the respective details.
  5. Ensure that you sign the PDF form and add a date on Page 1.
  6. When you’re done, proceed to submit the form by mailing it to an address on Page 2 of instructions.

Note: Unlike Form DS-11 for New Passport Application, this form DS-82 for passport renewals needs to be signed before you mail it to a National Passport Processing Center.


What are the Requirements for U.S. Passport Renewal using Form DS-82?

Before you submit your application for U.S. Passport renewal, you need to get the following documents ready. These documents have to be mailed along with your application form, so it’s important that you get them right.

  1. Your most recent U.S. Passport book and/or card.
  2. A recent color photograph
  3. Necessary fees for renewal in the form of a check payable to ‘U.S. Department of State.’ Fees in CASH is not allowed.
  4. A certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order, in case your name has changed. Photocopies are not allowed.

Make sure you read the instructions in detail printed on the Form DS-82. To calculate the exact fees required for submitting a U.S. passport renewal application, please visit this link and use the fee calculator for Form DS-82 to know what amount you need to draw a check for.


How to Submit Form DS-82 for Passport Renewal Application?

In order to submit your application for a new passport, you have to read the instructions mentioned on Page 2 of the Form DS-82 PDF. The form has to be mailed to a National Passport Processing Center applicable to your place of residence.

If you live in the state of California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New York, or Texas, you have to mail your form DS-82 to the following address:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 640155
Irving, TX 75064-0155

If you live in any other state, or Canada, you have to mail your form to the following address:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

If you opt for an Expedited Service for your passport renewal, you have to mail your application to the following address:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

Note: Although the mailing address for the Expedited Service looks similar to the address applicable for citizens living in the rest of the U.S. states or Canada, it is not the same address, as the P.O. Box number and the ZIP codes are both different.


Sample Preview of How to Fill Form DS-82


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Once again, make sure you provide accurate information on your Form DS-82. If you are unsure of some items, always consult your travel advisor.