A valid U.S. passport is essential to traveling internationally and can serve as a legal form of ID within the United States. It’s an official government document that confirms your identity and citizenship. Have you been puzzled by your passport expiration when you are planning to travel? You already have so many things to get in order. Standing in a queue or making an appointment to get your passport renewed is the last thing you want to do right now.
Fortunately, you can make use of a DS-82 Form to renew your passport. If you meet all the requirements, you won’t have to stand in a queue, and you won’t have to appear in person either. Plus, if you’re pressed for time, you could even have your renewal expedited.
Let’s take a look at the DS-82 Form and how you can get your passport renewed ASAP.
What is a DS-82 Form?
DS-82 is a passport renewal application that must be filled out before the expiration date on your document. This is a form for the US passport renewal only. This form does require numerous attached documents. If you want to renew the passport due to the expiration date, you have to add the old one to it. You also have to pay fees and attach the photo.
What are DS-82 Application Forms used for?
The application form DS-82 Application for Passport Renewal is used when renewing a United States passport that is expired or near the expired date for no more than five (5) years beyond the expiration date on the passport. The DS-82 form, like the DS-11 form, is a fillable passport form and will print out in the .pdf format with 2D Barcoded Encryption.
How much does the DS-82 Form cost?
You will have to submit the following fees with your DS-82 Form. You can do this by way of a personal check or a money order:
If you are applying for a passport book – $110
If you are applying for a passport card – $30
If you are applying for both a passport book and card – $140
You will find more detailed instructions on making payment here.
What is needed to used DS-82 Passport Renewal Form?
Two Identical Passport Photos: Include two identical professionally taken passport photos. You can obtain your passport photo at FedEx Kinko’s, Post Office, Walgreens, CVS. These are a few places amongst others. Head coverings are acceptable for religious purposes with proper documentation and prescription eyeglasses.
Expired Passport Book: Submit your expired or soon-to-be Passport. Passports must be in good condition. The passport will not be accepted if it is damaged. Make sure your passport was issued within the last 15 years.
Government Fee: A check or money order made payable to the “US Department of State” in the amount of $170. If you have applied for the passport card, the total amount of the check or money order will be $200.
Authorization Letter: Print one copy of the authorization letter. This allows us to act as a courier on your behalf. Please only check off the first two boxes on the authorization letter.
Travel Itinerary: Print one (1) copy of your travel itinerary from an airline or travel agency. Ensure that the travel date on your itinerary matches the date on your application. If you have questions regarding this step, please call 877-910-7277.
Would you please fill out our secure order form to secure your spot with the State Department to expedite your Passport Renewal? After all of these steps have been followed and executed, you will mail your documents to our recommended passport expeditor.
How to complete the DS-82 Form?
You can free download a PDF version of the DS-82 Form right here or use the Form Filler to complete the DS-82 Form. The Form Filler & Creator will take you to enjoy a smoothly filling and signing experience based on the information you provide.
You will need to provide the following information on your DS-82 Form:
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Social Security Number
All other names you have previously used
The issue date of your previous passport book or passport card
The book number or card number of your previous passport book or passport card.
If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must submit a formal statement with your DS-82 Form, which is signed and dated. The statement must contain the phrase “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration”.
Make sure you complete all the pages and sections of the DS-82 Form and sign and date it before submitting it. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
Also, remember to submit your most recent U.S. passport with your DS-82 Form and include a certified copy of any legal name change documents, if applicable. You will need to provide name change documentation if the name you are using is different from the name on your most recent passport document. This would be, for example, where you got married or divorced since your previous passport was issued. Examples of name change documents would be a marriage certificate, a divorce decree, or court-ordered name change document.
You can find more information and instructions on how to complete and submit your DS-82 Form here.
DS-82 Form FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the DS-82 Form answered.
Q1: Is the DS-82 Form printable?
Yes. Like all other passport application forms, the DS-82 Form is also printable. You can collect a physical copy, download a PDF version and print it or complete it on the Form Filler.
Q2: Where could I find a passport renewal form locally?
If you don’t want to download the Form DS-82 online, you can find it locally at any post office in the U.S. If you aren’t in the U.S., you can collect a DS-82 Form at any U.S. embassy anywhere in the world.
Q3: How long does it take to process an application form DS-82?
Regular processing time for DS-82 application form for passport renewal takes about 10 to 12 weeks during COVID. U.S Expedited processing services take about 6 weeks to complete. If you need your passport application process quicker you could call our passport expediting services.
Q4: Is a DS-82 U.S. Form Accompanied by other forms?
This form has a list of required documents. While filling DS-82 U.S. Form you should add your most recent U.S. passport book and/or card. Whether you are married or your name has changed, you have to file this app with a copy of your marriage certificate or a court order. This form should be also accompanied by fees and a recent color photograph.
Q5: How do I fill out a DS-82 U.S. Form?
First thing should be done is to make sure you may use this form. There is a first page of the Instruction for this purpose. If there is any negative answer you can’t use this form. In other cases you should detach and retain the instruction sheet which is the first 4 pages of the Application.
After this you should fill out the main part of the Passport renewal application. Here you can choose the type of document(s) you are applying for. You also should fill in all the fields with required personal information.
Q6: Where do I send a DS-82 U.S. Form?
There is a special table on the bottom of the DS-82 U.S. Form. Here you should choose where to mail depending on where you live and how fast you want your application to proceed.
Needing your passport renewed shouldn’t cause stress or worry before you leave for your exciting trip. If you meet all the requirements of a DS-82 Form, you could have your renewed passport in no time! Read the instructions we set out carefully and use our professional Form Filler & Creator to fill out the application form, and if you’re pressed for time, use an expedited passport service. You’ll be off on your trip in no time!