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DS-82 U.S. Form. FAQ

We want to save your time and make the process of getting passport less stressful, so here is what you need to know about filling out the DS-82 form.

DS-82 US Form. FAQ

The DS-82 form also known as ‘U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals’ is the form required to be filled for renewing a passport. But before you decide to start a passport renewal application, you must verify if you are eligible to do so. If not, you will be required to apply for the renewal of the passport in person. The following are the criteria you must meet to be able to apply to renew the passport through mail.

Your U.S passport can only be renewed if ALL of the following conditions are met:
  • You still have your U.S. Passport in your possession.
  • Your previous U.S. Passport was issued when you were age 16 or over.
  • Your previous U.S. Passport was issued no more than 15 years ago.
  • Your current U.S. Passport is undamaged.
  • Your passport was issued in your current name or you are able to provide evidence for your name change.

Sometimes a U.S Passport can get lost or stolen, and its owner may not even realize that it is missing. In this case you will be unable to use the adult passport renewal services to have the passport replaced. Instead, you will have to follow the procedure for replacing a lost or stolen passport.

Travel Visa Express provides the following expedited services:

  • New United States Passport
  • Second Valid Passport
  • U.S. Passport Renewal
  • Replacement of a Lost or Stolen Passport
  • Child Passport
  • Passport Name Change
  • Passport Gender Change
  • U.S Passport Card
  • Visa Services
Each passport service option comes with its own set of requirements, so click on the link that suits you for more information.
Our step-by-step guide will help you through the application process, and please feel free to contact any of our offices for personal assistance.

Can I print passport application form online?

You can print the PDF version of the DS-82 form online from the www.travel.state.gov website or you can simply click on this link for the passport renewal form to open. The form will open in another tab. You can complete the form online and print it or have it saved offline and finish your application form to renew your passport later.

What is the processing time to renew a passport?

This depends on the service you choose. If you decide to apply for routine passport processing, processing time can be 12-16 weeks depending on volume of applications. There is an increase in passport application submissions during peak travel times, which may cause additional delays when applying through a post office. Peak travel time is usually when a holiday season approaches and people plan vacations. If you need to receive your passport faster, you should expedite your application process.

Through expedited option, the process of passport issuance is shortened. Estimated processing time is 4 to 6 weeks when applied through a post office. It can however be renewed in as little as 24 hours when expedited through a passport agency such as Travel Visa Express that will speed up processing of your application.

How to fill out application form?

Choose the regular passport book (standard) option. If you are a frequent traveler and require a larger passport book, you may select the option for a large passport book (non-standard).

The first part of the form requires you to fill in your personal information including your full name, date of birth, gender, place of birth, mailing address, and other details.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you will be required to hand in a statement which signed and dated by you. This statement must contain the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”

You will also be provided with a space to attach your passport photo with instructions for its size. You will have to provide details regarding your current passport book and/or passport card which has to be renewed. The last section on this page is related to a name change situation and applies to those who would like their name to appear differently in their new passport.

The next page requires some information related to your physical appearance including height, hair color, and eye color. You will also have to state your occupation, employer or school, contact numbers, permanent address, emergency contact, and travel plans.

In order to get your passport processing in time, you must make sure that you have completed the entire form. Double-check the information you have already filled in to avoid mistakes and resulting delay in processing.

What are the documents required for passport renewal?

Along with your completed application form DS-82, the following items are required:
  • The original passport and/or passport card being renewed.
  • Two passport-size photos (2″ x 2″ on a plain white background, of sharp quality).
  • Proof of Identity.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Online Order Receipt (If you chose expedited service option for your passport with Travel Visa Express).
  • Money order or check to the US Department of State.

What is the cost of renewing a passport?

Following is the cost of routine passport services that does not apply to expedited passport service.
  • Passport Book (Adults): $130
  • Passport Book (Minors): $100
A passport book is the default option, however you can add a passport card for an additional charge. When expediting through a post office, you will be charged an additional $60.00 (processing time being from 4 to 8 weeks or longer depending on the volumes being handled at the time). When expediting with Travel Visa Express (processing time being from 24 hours to 2 weeks depending on the service you require), there are different charges based on how fast you need to receive your new passport.

The government fee should be included as a personal check or a money order payable to the US Department of State. Please include your full name and date of birth on the front of your check or money order. Cash is not accepted as a payment method when applying through mail.

For an additional fee, you can get your passport expedited with Travel Visa Express. The difference is the fact that you can get your passport in 2 weeks or less and without having to go through the hassle. Travel Visa Express staff are experienced expeditors who have created a detailed step-by-step protocol so that you can cruise through the application process. You will also not be required to apply in person, unlike other expedition methods that require you to be present.

Why not expedite your passport with Travel Visa Express and save time and hassle of running around to get a passport book! Contact our nearest branch now and get this done.

Following is a sample of how to fill out your check to “U.S. Department of State”:

Who needs a DS-82 U.S. Form?

Everyone who needs to renew their passport concerning expiration date may use DS-82 U.S. Form.

What is a DS-82 U.S. Form Used for?

Passport renewal application is used whether your passport has expired or near the expiration date. This form is used to renew the U.S. passport. However, there are some limitations mentioned in the instruction part.

Is a DS-82 U.S. Form Accompanied by Other Forms?

This form has a list of required documents. While filing DS-82 U.S. Form you should add your most recent U.S. passport book and/or card. Whether you are married or your name has changed, you have to file this app with a copy of your marriage certificate or a court order. This form should be also accompanied by fees and a recent color photograph.

We hope that our information was useful and now you are ready to start your work with us

All information was created due to the Internet, open sources and the US State Department web site.

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