Renewal by mail is only for adult passport renewals. We encourage you to apply by mail to save yourself a trip to the Embassy. When applying by mail, carefully read all the instructions to make sure your application is complete and correct before you send it to the Embassy.
You may renew your passport by mail if your most recent U.S. passport:
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
- Was issued within the last 15 years;
- Was issued with 10 year validity; and
- Was issued in your current name (or you have changed your name and can submit legal documentation (e.g. marriage certificate, Change of Name Deed) to prove this change)
If you do not meet all these requirements, you need to appear for an appointment at the Embassy to renew. Follow the instructions for renewal in person.