Renewal By Mail

INFORMATION BELOW FROM TRAVEL.STATE.GOV 

COVID-19 Update: Know Before You Apply For A U.S. Passport

If you are thinking about applying for or renewing a U.S. passport now for international travel, please read the Department of State’s current international travel advisory. Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have extremely limited U.S. passport operations.

If you apply or renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturalization certificates). Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until we resume normal operations to apply for or renew your passport.

Learn more on the COVID-19 Update page and Frequently Asked Questions page.        

Passport Renewals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until we resume normal operations to renew your passport.

Reminders

  • You do not need to renew your passport before it expires unless you are planning to travel internationally.
  • Most countries require that your U.S. passport have at least six months of validity beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not let you board an international flight if this requirement is not met.
  • Though an expired passport cannot be used for international travel, customers eligible to renew their 10-year passport have up to 5 years to renew the passport using Form DS-82 after it expires.
  • After the 10-year passport has been expired for 5 years, you cannot renew it and you must apply in person using Form DS-11 if you want a new passport.
  • You cannot renew your child’s passport. All children under age 16 must appear in person with both parents or guardians and apply using Form DS-11.
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PLEASE NOTE: If you are eligible to renew by mail you are NOT able to apply in office at an Acceptance Facility.  We are happy to review your completed application and take your photo for a fee of $18 but you WILL be responsible for mailing your application in on your own.  Detailed instructions are provided below.  


Step 1- Fill out Form DS-82                                                                      

If using form-filler please complete ALL APPLICABLE information despite the form filler not requiring specific information.  Not completing will cause delays in the processing of your renewal.  When printing, print separate pages (not front/back).

If printing PDF version, please print separate pages (not front/back), complete legibly using black ink ONLY.  Do NOT use any correction fluid, if an error is made you can strike a single line through the incorrect information and write correction in available space.

Step 2- Submit most recent passport

You must SUBMIT your most recent passport book and/or card with your application

Your old passport book/card will be returned to you but will typically be sent separately from your new passport products

Step 3- Name Change Docs (IF Applicable)

ONLY IF you have changed your name since your most recent passport book and/or card you will need to submit the certified name change document.  

Your name change document will be returned to you in a separate mailing from your new passport

Step 4 - Provide a Photo

You should attach a passport photo that meets the requirements  to your application.  Follow instructions on application (one staple vertically in each corner)

We can take you picture in our office for $18.00.  We are trained to take qualifying passport photos and provide a quick and easy experience for all ages from newborns to adults.  

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you come to our office for a photo you will still be responsible for mailing your application in on your own.  Acceptance Facilities CANNOT accept applications eligible for renew by mail.  

Step 5- Fees

You must send a personal check or money order in with your application

ProductApplication Fee
(Check or Money Order ONLY)
Execution Fee
(Cash or Check)
Passport Book$110.00$35.00 NO EXECUTION FEE
Passport Card$30.00$35.00 NO EXECUTION FEE
Passport Book & Card$140.00$35.00 NO EXECUTION FEE
Expedite Fee (up to 3 weeks)+$60.00 

  

For more fee information please use the fee calculator.  Please note as an applicant eligible to renew by mail you are not subject to the execution fee.  

Write your full legal name and date of birth on the check or money order.

Step 6- Mailing

You MUST send your application VIA USPS.  If you use UPS, FedEx, DHL etc. the application will be returned to you.  It is STRONGLY suggested you use a 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 Priority Mail Envelope which ensures your documents are not folded or damaged and will provide you with a tracking number upon paying the flat rate shipping fee

  1. Routine Services (If you live in MN, CA,FL,IL,NY, TX)
  2. Routine (Any other state or Canada)
  3. Expedite Services

Routine Service

 (If you live in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, or Texas):

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 640155
                Irving, TX 75064-0155

Step 8- Make an Appointment 

Only make an appointment if you wish to have your photo taken in our office and/or a review of you application. The Coon Rapids and Blaine Passport Office operate on an appointment only basis.  We have had great response from the public using an appointment system as it makes getting your passport application processed quick and easy for you and your family.  Click here to make an appointment online.