Renew an Adult Passport

Renew an Adult Passport by Mail (16 and older) 

If this is your first adult passport see applications for First Adult Passports.

Passport Checklist:
        A. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available for selection using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay.  Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.

        B. 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. The applicant MUST also fill out and sign the SSN Declaration (PDF-80 kb) and submit it with the passport application. Absence of the form will result in a delay of passport adjudication.

        C. Current or expiring passportIf your passport is damaged or mutilated, go to this page.

        D. 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. IMPORTANT NOTE:  STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2016, EYE GLASSES WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED IN PASSPORT PHOTOS.  For more information please see the Department of State website page.

Signature: Please sign the form using your legal signature. If your signature has changed since your last passport renewal, please provide legal proof of new signature (residence card, driver’s license, other passport).

Payment  by French bank Euro check (chèque de banque, in Euros payable in France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.  We do NOT accept cash, personal chèques certifiés or personal checks. (See fees and payment methods.)

You MUST provide a return envelope. Please provide ONE of the following:

  • A self-addressed Lettre Suivie 500g, or
  • A self-addressed Colissimo pret-a-envoyer 1kg, or
  • A self-addressed Chronopost envelope (PDF 222KB)  for France métropolitaine 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: Do not send your application to the United States 

Send your complete application by registered mail or Chronopost to:

U.S. Embassy
ACS/Passport Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08

For more information please refer to the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs website pages.

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