How to  Renew Your  US Passport: Best Practices You Should Know

How to renew your passport hasn’t been a subject at the top of the list of things to know in the last couple of years.

Here is some good information on renewing your passport given by the U.S. Department of State.

How To Renew Your Passport

There are several steps in renewing your passport. The process can be started via mail (the easiest), in person, or through an embassy if you live abroad.

Eligibility for Renewal of Your Passport:

A few things will make you eligible to have your passport renewed. - If issued before your 16th birthday - It is 15 years or older - If damaged

Items You Need For Renewal of Your Passport Through the Mail

- Fill out the Passport Application form DS-82 - Include a recent passport photo - Send in your original passport should be sent in

Steps on How to Renew Your Passport via Mail

Here are a few steps on how to renew your passport via mail. These steps will help guide you on your way to a successful application process.

1. Gather All the Documents

These documents include: - The Application form DS-82 - Your Original Passport - Any Change of Name Documents

2. Send in a Passport Photo

Make sure that the photo is excluding a couple of items such as: - Earphones in your ear - Hats being warn - Any uniform or camouflage - Eyeglasses

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