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Most passport renewals MUST be done by mail. Check the U.S. Department of State website to see if you need to apply by mail or in person. If you don't qualify to renew by mail, then you may make an appointment with our office.
You cannot renew your child's passport for them. If your child is under age 16, they must appear in person with you and the child's other parent or guardian to apply. A child's application must be submitted in person at a passport agency or authorized passport application acceptance facility. It cannot be renewed by mail. Learn more about getting a passport for children under 16.
The passport card is only valid for land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
A passport book is valid for all international travel by air, sea, or land.
See the U.S. Department of State website to help decide which option best for you.
The U.S. Department of State has a quiz to help you determine which form is necessary in your particular situation.
The passport application fee(s) must be paid by check or money order/cashier's check to the U.S. Department of State. The execution fee may be paid with a check or money order/cashier's check made out to the University of Iowa Passport Office.
Yes, everyone has to be present for the entire process. For minors under age 16, both parents must be present.
You need to apply in person to get a new passport. Find out more on the U.S. Department of State website.
Yes, the U.S. Department of State requires the originals. The original will be mailed back to you 7 business days after your new passport.
Mail delays are impacting when the U.S. Department of State receives passport applications for processing. Processing times begin the day the U.S. Department of State receives your application, not the day you mail it.
Routine service can take up to 11 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 7 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 7-week timeframe includes the processing time and the mailing times on the front and back end.
Due to limited availability for urgent travel appointments, the U.S. Department of State cannot guarantee you can receive in-person service at a passport agency or center. They are prioritizing customers with life-or-death emergencies.
You can call the National Passport Information Center (1-877-487-2778) or go to their website for more information.
You can check your status online using the Online Passport Status System. It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you apply until your application status is “In Process.” During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is scanned and sent to the U.S. Department of State. If your passport status update says “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to the U.S. Department of State.
You can apply for a passport in any state, whether you are a resident or not. If you apply at an Acceptance Facility and submit out-of-state primary identification, you must present an additional ID document, as well.