How to  Renew  Your US Passport: The Best Practices You Need to Know

International travel may be different, but it is fun to see and experience new places. You can even live abroad to help save you money, but you cannot do these things if your passport is coming to its expiration date.

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

Steps on How to Renew Your Passport via Mail

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

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

Pay the Passport Fees

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There is a fee for the new passport book or a passport card. If you plan to travel internationally outside North America, it would be best to have a passport book.

Mail in the Application.

Mail all these documents into the National Passport Processing Center. They will then be able to take care of having your passport renewed.

That is a long process, so make sure to track your application. You can follow the envelope, and after 7-10 days, you can track your application online.

Track Your Application

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