You must Apply in Person following the instructions 1-6 if at least one of the following is true:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
If your most recent U.S. Passport meets the above requirements, continue to the next steps to prepare your application.
If you are under age 16 – Follow the instructions here
If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew an Adult Passport by Mail.