Process for updating passports
You can apply to renew your children’s passports online at the same time as you renew your own.
This means you can submit and pay for the applications altogether as a family group.
Typically, it takes about four weeks to process an application.
However, if you need to get your passport in a hurry, they do provide expedited services — such as using Priority Mail.
Those living in a foreign country (other than Canada) should renew their passport in person at the nearest U.
A Passport Book is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its bearer for the purpose of international travel. Passport Card can be used for travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. Passport Card may also be used as an official form of identification within the United States and is particularly useful for adults who do not drive and for children under the age of 16. A Passport Acceptance Facility is typically located at a main branch post office or clerk of court. Passports throughout the country using overnight delivery.
Your passport renewal application is submitted directly to the passport office for expedited processing. If you don't find the info you need below, call (877) 487-2778 for more details on passport renewals. If you don't need your US passport in a hurry, complete the following steps: If you need your renewal processed in a hurry, follow the instructions listed above, but include payment for an extra to handle the rush fee, and write "expedite" plainly on the envelope.
Then, mail everything to: National Passport Processing Center P. Box 90955 Philadelphia, PA 19190 Your renewal wait time varies depending on the time of year, but you may check the current general wait time by visiting the application status page.
You will need to complete your adult application first, and then add the applications for your children. Each application will be given its own reference number, which can be used to log into the group application.The USPS recommends that you apply for your passport several months before you need it.