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Adult Renewal

Routine Passport Renewal for Applicants Aged 16 and Over

Renew your current passport by mail and obtain a passport card if all of the following are true: 

Your most recent passport:

  1. Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
  2. Was issued when you were 16 or older;
  3. 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:

    1. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizardBe 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.**
    2. 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. 
    3. Current or expiring passport: If your passport is damaged or mutilated, contact us.
    4. 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.
    5. Payment: 83 Euros in a Mandat cash, blue form (PDF - 266 kb) 
    6. 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:

      U.S. Embassy
      ACS/Passport Unit 
      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.

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