Routine Passport Renewal for Applicants Aged 16 and Over
Please note that incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will be returned unprocessed. Once we receive the complete passport application, it takes approximately four to six weeks for you to receive your new passport.
Renew your current passport by mail and obtain a passport card if all of the following are true:
Your most recent passport:
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
- Was issued when you were 16 or older;
- Was issued within the last 15 years.
If you cannot meet these requirements, please refer here.
Please send all documents to the address listed below:
- Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct form here (PDF-202 kb). Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.**
- Social Security Number: If the applicant does not currently have an SSN then he/she should fill in the passport application SSN box # 5 with zeros.
- Current or expiring passport: If your passport is damaged or mutilated, contact us.
- Photo: One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports. French photo booth photographs are NOT acceptable for U.S. passport issuance. All photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application.
- Payment: 105 uros by using a Mandat cash, blue form (PDF 527 KB) available at all French post offices.
- Return envelope requirements: One self-addressed Chronopost envelope for the return of passports. Please keep top copy of delivery information with bar code and tracking number for your records (one envelope can contain up to 6 passports).
Where to Send Your Passport Application:
Please follow specific instructions provided on this webpage and send your complete application by registered mail or Chronopost to:
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
**We require that all applications be completed online and printed from a laser printer. If you choose to submit a hand-written application or print the application on a non-laser printer, this could cause delays in processing your application.
When making a passport application in France, do not send it to the United States.