Your expired or soon-to-expire U.S. passport can be renewed by mail if it meets all the following requirements:
- It is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
- It was issued when you were age 16 or older
- It was issued within the last 15 years
- It is an original or certified copy
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must renew in person at an authorized Passport Application Acceptance Facility or Passport Agency.
What you'll need to provide:
For more information, such as where to mail your passport renewal materials in each state, visit the U.S. Department of State website.
You can check your application status using this tool if you renewed by mail. If you renewed online, you must log-in to your MyTravelGov account to check your application status.