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Renewing a Passport


Read and understand Steps 1-4 before leaving the page.

STEP 1: Complete Form DS-82: Application For A U.S. Passport

Complete Form DS-82: Application for a U.S. Passport (PDF 79K). Please note, you:

  • Must provide your SSN in accordance with 26 U.S.C. 6039E. Failure to provide information requested on the form, including your social security number, may result in significant processing delays and/or denial of your application

STEP 2: Submit Form DS-82: Application For A U.S. Passport In Person or Proxy

You must make an appointment on U.S. Citizen Services Appointment System to submit Form DS-82 in person or proxy at the Embassy.

  • If you are renewing a ten-year validity passport that has not yet expired or expired less than two years ago, and your name has not changed, you may send another person to the Embassy to file the application for you.
  • If you do this, provide this person with a signed letter of authorization stating that you permit them to file a passport application on your behalf. You must sign Form DS-82 yourself; no proxy is allowed. Please note that if the Passport official has any question about your eligibility for a U.S. passport, you will be required to appear in person.

STEP 3: Submit One Passport Photo

To avoid processing delays, review all the photo requirements

STEP 4: Pay the Applicable Fee

US$110 or B$143 in cash only


All applicants under age 16 should follow the instructions at Applicants Age Below 16 webpage to renew a five-year validity passport.

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