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Adult Renewal

Routine Passport Renewal for Applicants Aged 16 and Over

Please note that incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will be returned unprocessed.  

Passport processing times are 4-6 weeks for routine renewals.

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.  This mailbox is being monitored during office hours only. 
  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.  Payment99 Euro by using a Mandat cash, blue form (PDF 527 KB) available at all French post offices. 
  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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