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Application for US Passport Renewal

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Passport Renewal STEP 1 - Prepare Passport Application Paperwork

(1) Your Most Recent Passport
Your passport must meet all following condition, otherwise you will need to apply for new passport
  • The passport must be issued within the last 15 years
  • The passport must be issued when you were age 16 or over
  • You can submit your most recent US passport and your passport is undamaged
(2) Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82
  • Fill out DS-82 form online from US State Department website. This online application has replaced "hand written" forms. Hand written form is no longer acceptable. The US Department of State website "wizard" will walk you through the application. The last page of the application is a Print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of this page and click Create Form, your application form will appear on your screen. Print out the form
  • Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application, not back to back.
  • Please make sure signature on this application form match the signature on your passport.
  • Please sign in black ink.
  • For question "Where should the passport be mailed?" Please make sure to use VisaRite address: 460 Van Emburgh Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450, then check "No" to question "Is This Your Permanent Address?".
  • For question "In Care Of", please type in: VisaRite.
  • While completing the application, the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Proper selection should be as following: Processing Methods - Expedited at Agency Service. Delivery Methods - Standard Delivery (because we will pick up and FedEx back).
(3) Passport Authorization Letter (2 original copies)
  • This is your authorization to VisaRite to act as your agent in dealing with the US Passport Agency. Click the link for Passport Authorization Letter. The Authorization Letter must have your original signature.
  • Faxes or photo copies are not accepted. Please make sure signature on this letter match the signature on your old passport.
  • Please print and sign 2 copies with wet signature.
(4) Two Identical Passport Photos
(5) Official Document if your name has been changed
  • Such as a original or certified marriage certificate, court order, divorce decree or adoption decree. The name change document must be original bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents can not be accepted. All documents will be returned to you with your passport.
(6) Government Fee
  • Personal check, business check or money order is acceptable for US Department of State fee.
  • Make one check or money order to "US Department of State" in amount of $190 or $220 if you also need passport card.
  • There is no need to include US Department of State address on the check. However, if you prefer to include the address, it must be correct. Otherwise the check will be rejected. The correct address is: 376 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
  • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
  • If you have multiple applications, please make separate check for each applicant. Do not combine them into one check.
  • Credit card payment is not acceptable for US Department of State fee.
  • Starter check is not acceptable.
(7) VisaRite Service Fee
Choose a Service Level Time needed Service and Shipping Fee
Review Processing Shipping Service Shipping Total
Price Super Rush Service 1 day 2-3 days 1 day $449 $46 $495
Price Rush Service 1 day 4-5 days 1 day $349 $46 $395
Price Express Plus Service 1 day 6-8 days 1 day $299 $46 $345
Price Express Service 1-2 days 11-15 days 2 days $199 $36 $235
Service and Payment Remark
  • Processing time means the time the Passport Agency needs to process the application. It doesn't include the return shipping time. Day of receiving is not processing day.
  • Time needed shown is based on business days.
  • You may pay service fee by credit card online. Credit card payment is subject to 3.6% surcharge.
  • US Department fee must be paid separately in check or money order.
  • Return Shipping Fee listed is for return address within the continental U.S. If your return address is in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, please include an additional $20.00 per order.
  • This is the best way to tell us your application is coming as well as your return address and contact information so that confirmation and status updated can be sent to you via email.
  • Multiple applicants can be entered using one service request form.
(9) Read below, If you are applying for a passport card
  • If you are also applying for passport card and you had been issued one, you will need to provide that passport card along with your application.
  • If you had been issued a passport card, however, you are not able to provide it, please give us a call.


Mailing Address STEP 2 - Email us your application paperwork for pre-check

To prevent delay caused by any errors or omissions, please email us at: a scanned copy or images of the complete application paperwork for a pre-check. We will email you the detailed shipping instruction once the pre-check is completed.