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Step 2 • Prepare The Required Documents

Passport Renewal Application

DS-5504 Online

If your passport was issued less than 1 year ago, fill out the DS-5504 application form online. Sign and date your application. If your passport was issued more than one year ago please apply for U.S. passport renewal. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your WPV specialist at 1.800.795.0720.

Letter of Authorization

Download, print out, sign and date this letter of authorization. Important: Please enclose an additional copy of the Letter of Authorization outside of the envelope sealed by the Acceptance Agent.

Two (2) Passport Photos

Photos must be identical, taken within the past 6 months, 2x2 inches, and not from a vending machine. Please use professional photographers specializing in passport photos. Print services stores such as FedEx Kinko's usually provide this type of service. For any questions related to U.S. passport requirements please contact our passport services specialists at 1.800.795.0720.

Proof of Name Change

A certified copy of either

  • A marriage certificate, or
  • A name change court decree

Valid Passport

Please make sure that the expiration date is more than 1 year away. If your passport expires within a year apply for passport renewal.

Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of a plane ticket to a foreign country, or
  • Copy of a travel itinerary with the applicant's name showing dates and flight information, or if neither is available and traveling for business.
  • A letter from the employer.

For 1-2 business day passport service, travel dates must be within 14 days when a visa is required to the country of destination; otherwise, dates must be within 5 days.

Government Fees

Certified Check or money order payable to the "U.S. Department of State"

Government fees are subject to change, consult your World Passport ans Visas Specialist for current information.

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