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*Mailing times are not included in processing times. Processing times only include the time your application is at one of our passport agencies or centers. The total time to get your passport includes both processing and mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for applications to arrive by mail at a passport agency or center, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive a completed passport in the mail after we print it. Consider the total time it will take to receive your passport when you are booking travel.
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Mar 29, 2023 Special Passport Acceptance Fairs We're holding special Passport Fairs across the United States to help you get your passport. Adults who are first-time applicants and all children can apply early and avoid the rush! New events will be added each week.
The Department of State has rules to prevent children from being issued U.S. passports without the consent of both parents. It also has programs to protect children involved in custody disputes. They work to prevent a parent from taking a child abroad without the other parent's consent.
After May 7, 2025, only the Enhanced or REAL ID will be accepted to get on a domestic flight (within the U.S.), or to enter certain federal buildings or military bases (unless you have a passport or another federally-accepted form of ID).
Alert: Please use our online scheduler, a Post Office lobby self-service kiosk, or visit a Post Office retail counter to make an appointment for first-time passport and photo services. Alternatively, find a location near you with passport walk-in acceptance hours.
First-time passport applications have two types of basic fees: the application acceptance fee and the application processing fee. Passport photos and fees for faster processing are extra. Learn how to calculate fees and what you can use to pay for them.
First-time passport applications have two types of basic fees, the application acceptance fee and the application processing fee. Passport photos and fees for faster processing are extra. Learn how to calculate fees and what you can use to pay for them.
If you are eligible to renew your passport, please complete Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82 (see completion instructions on the form), and mail your completed renewal application directly to the State Department for processing. To verify if your passport is eligible for renewal by mail, please visit State Department Renew By Mail.
A minor's passport may not be renewed by mail; to renew a minor's passport, you need to submit a new, first-time passport application in person. An adult passport may be renewed by mail if it meets certain requirements.
Apply early for renewals as many countries require that passports be valid for at least 6 months after you enter their country. Learn how to properly prepare your application package and include all the necessary documents so your passport is processed on time.
If you need your passport faster for emergency travel or another special case, you can send your passport application via Priority Mail Express service and pay the State Department fee for faster delivery.
Passport applications for children under 16 have special requirements.Both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of a child's passport. The best way to give consent is for both parents/guardians to go with the child when applying.
Children need evidence of citizenship.
Parents/guardians need proof of parental relationship.
NOTE: Children's passports are only valid for 5 years. They are not "renewable": When a child's passport expires, you must apply for a new passport for them. When making a passport appointment for a child, please choose "New Passport Only" or "New Passport with Photo Services."
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You are not required to get a REAL ID; however, starting May 7, 2025, if you typically use your driver license or non-driver ID (instead of a passport or other form of ID) to fly within the U.S. you probably want a REAL ID. Otherwise you will need to use a valid U.S. passport or another federally approved form of identification. The Standard New Jersey driver license can still be used for driving.
By federal law, people who are 18 and older after May 6, 2025, will need a REAL ID to fly within the U.S. if you do not have a valid passport to use. More information can be found on the federal DHS website.
Only through May 6, 2025. Starting May 7, 2025, if you typically use your driver license or non-driver ID (instead of a passport or other form of ID) to fly within the U.S., you probably want a REAL ID. Otherwise you will need to use a valid U.S. passport or another federally approved form of identification. The Standard New Jersey driver license can still be used for driving.
Please follow the instructions outlined below when preparing to apply for a U.S. passport in El Salvador. Do not follow the instructions pre-printed on the passport forms, or in the passport forms site as these are designed for applicants within the United States. Information from these sources such as accepted forms of payment and where to submit the application are not applicable to applicants in El Salvador.
Effective December 27, 2021, the cost to obtain passports of any kind will increase by $20. As a result of this increment, the updated total passport book application fees are found below:
For qualified applicants, the Embassy offers adult passport renewal by mail through the local courier service Cargo Expreso. We encourage all qualified applicants to use this service and avoid long delays in setting an appointment and inconvenient travel to the Embassy.
Effective June 15, 2022, if you prefer to receive your passport by mail and not return to the embassy to pick it up, during your appointment you may provide a pre-paid shipping label from Cargo Expreso. You can buy a shipping label at any Cargo Expreso agency, and it will be at that agency where you will pick up your new passport approximately 3 weeks after your appointment. There is no charge by the Embassy for this service, any fees are payable solely to Cargo Expreso.
Reissue of Lost/Stolen Disability, Veteran Disability and no longer issued Lifetime passports require a $15 processing and replacement fee. There is no charge for replacing passes due to normal wear and tear. Call 800-933-7275 and choose option 6 to pay replacement fee and verify current address.
You may apply in person for a passport at the Essex County Clerk's office. Procedures are set by the United States government, which has a Website listing the full requirements for a US Passport as well as the Passport application form, DS-11. The website is www.travel.state.gov.
Paying online and submitting your passport renewal application through the mail is fast, convenient and most of all does not require a trip to the U,S, Embassy or Consulate! Total service times are the same whether you apply in person or via mail, so all adult U.S. citizens renewing their passports are strongly encouraged to use this service.
Passport renewal by mail typically takes 4-6 weeks. If you have a need for immediate international travel, we may be able to issue you a limited validity emergency passport; please schedule an appointment to do so. Be prepared to provide proof of your itinerary or urgent need to travel.
If you will renew your passport via Form DS-82, you can pay the adult passport renewal application fee of $130.00 fee online at Pay.gov via ACH Bank Account Transfer (from a U.S. bank account), U.S. or international credit/debit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay. This amount cannot be altered. You must pay the fee in U.S. dollars.
Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only, and not for a passport book and passport card combination. If you wish to renew both a passport book and card, please instead apply with DS-11 and book an appointment, as online payments for the passport card