What do I do if my passport is expired for more than 5 years? What documents do I need to apply for a new passport?

•    After 5 years past the expiration date, you must start over and fill out a new passport application form (DS-11), NOT a renewal form. You will need to pay the $110.00 passport fee as well as the $35.00 processing fee, and you will need a valid ID (ex.: Driver’s License). You will also need to submit your expired passport.

•    If you are applying for a passport with an out-of-state ID, you will need two forms proving who you are (ex.: social security card). You will also need to bring your expired passport book to use for your proof of citizenship. 

•    If you are unable to submit your expired passport, you will need to bring in your certified birth certificate and complete a lost or stolen passport form as well. Your birth certificate must have both your mother and fathers names on it along with a raised seal. 

•    If you have a Naturalization Certificate, you can use that for your proof of citizenship.

•    Note: all original proof of citizenship documents will be sent away with your passport application and will be returned to you in 4-6 weeks.


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1. What is the difference between a passport book and a passport card?
2. How much does a passport cost and how long does it take to get one? What are acceptable payments?
3. How long is a passport good for?
4. Can I still renew my passport even though it has expired, or do I have to pay the processing fee again?
5. I am travelling overseas and my passport only has a few months left on it before it expires. Should I renew my passport before my trip?
6. What do I do if my passport is expired for more than 5 years? What documents do I need to apply for a new passport?
7. When am I required to use a passport?
8. What if one parent cannot be present when applying for a passport for their child under the age of 16?