Passport Renewals

Renew a Passport

Should you renew your Passport in person?

Yes, If you:

  • Were under the age of 16 when your previous passport was issued; or 
  • Lost your previous passport or it was damaged or stolen; or 
  • Have a previous passport that expired more than 5 years ago. 

Renewal applications for children 16 and under require submission of previous passport as well as an official state-issued birth certificate.

Applicants who will renew in person will complete the DS-11 form.

Renewals

Children under age 16 are not eligible to renew passports.  They must reapply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians.  Passports for children under age 16 are valid for 5 years. 

The following are required for the application process: 

  • Completed DS-11 form 
  • U.S. Citizenship Evidence for the child 
  • Evidence of Parental Relationship 
  • Identification for both parents 
  • 2” x 2” passport photo – photo services are available in UGA Passport Services 
  • Two separate forms of payment 
  1. Personal check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State 
  2. Personal check, money order, or credit/debit card for fees payable to the University of Georgia 

For step-by-step application instructions, online application forms, and information regarding citizenship evidence and identification documents, please use the following link to the U.S. Department of State site:  

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/under-16.html 

Applicants age 16 or 17 years of age are not eligible to renew passports.  They must reapply for a passport in person.  Passports for applicants 16 and older are valid for 10 years. 

The following are required for the application process: 

  • Completed DS-11 form 
  • U.S. Citizenship Evidence  
  • Evidence of Parental Knowledge 
  • Identification 
  • 2” x 2” passport photo – photo services are available in UGA Passport Services 
  • Two separate forms of payment 
  1. Personal check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State 
  2. Personal check, money order, or credit/debit card for fees payable to the University of Georgia 

 

For step-by-step application instructions, online application forms, and information regarding citizenship evidence and identification documents, please use the following link to the U.S. Department of State site:  

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/16-17.html 

Many passports can be renewed by mail.  You will renew your passport by mail, if you can answer “yes” to ALL 4 statements below.  If you answer “no” to any statement, you must apply for a new passport in person. 

  1. You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application. 
  2. Your passport is undamaged other than normal wear and tear. 
  3. Your passport was issued when you were 16 year of age or older. 
  4. Your passport was issued within the last 15 years. 
  5. Your passport was issued in your current name or you can document your name change. 

 

Renewing by mail 

For step-by-step instructions for applying by mail, please use the following link to the U.S. Department of State site: 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew.html 

 

Applying in person 

The following are required for the application process: 

  1. Completed DS-11 form 
  2. U.S. Citizenship Evidence  
  3. Identification 
  4. 2” x 2” passport photo – photo services are available in UGA Passport Services 
  5. Two separate forms of payment 
  6. Personal check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State 
  7. Personal check, money order, or credit/debit card for fees payable to the University of Georgia 

 

For step-by-step application instructions, online application forms, and information regarding citizenship evidence and identification documents, please use the following link to the U.S. Department of State site: 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/apply-in-person.html 

Should you Renew your Passport by Mail?

Yes, if you do not meet 1 of the 3 conditions listed above.  You will renew your passport by mail even if you have a name change since your previous passport was issued. 

Applicants who will renew by mail will complete the DS-82 form.  All applicants who possess a previous passport will submit that passport as proof of citizenship; a birth certificate is not required.

Each type of application form is available at the Passport Facility. 

Applicants who fit the criteria to renew by mail are welcome to come in for photos.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for printable application forms and further information.

The Passport Application Acceptance Facility is closed on weekends, holidays and when the University is closed for business during academic breaks.