Required documents

Submit all of the following documents with your application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed and will delay your passport renewal.

Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-5504 – or
Make sure to sign and date the form.  Unsigned forms will be returned and delay your passport renewal.

  1. Photo
    One 2-inch x 2-inch / 5cm x 5cm square passport phototaken within the last six months.
  1. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
    Your limited-validity passport (valid or expired).  Make sure you have signed your passport on the signature line!

NOTE: If you are replacing a limited-validity passport issued more than 12 months ago, you must pay the applicable fee and you follow the regular renewal instructions for the service you require.

Ten Tips for Completing and Submitting U.S. Passport Applications by Mail or Drop Off

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Units at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Branch Office in Tel Aviv urge U.S. citizens who submit the following applications – adult renewals (DS-82) and replacement of limited validity passports (DS-5504) – to take the following ten steps to ensure their passport applications are processed as quickly as possible.