Form DS-82: Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail 


Your Most Recent U.S. Passport: Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application Was issued when you were age 16 or older Was issued within the last 15 years Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change


  If you answered no to any of the above statements you are not eligible to use Form DS-82! You must follow the instructions on How to Apply for the First Time (In Person).




STEP 1: Complete and Print Form

  • If completing Form DS-82 online, make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct before printing. Print the completed form using black ink on one-sided pages.


  • If completing Form DS-82 by hand, do so legibly and in black ink.  Make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct. Illegible applications may delay application processing times







NOTE: Form DS-82 can also be obtained from your local Acceptance Facility or a Passport Agency.

STEP 2: Sign and Date

You must sign and date Form DS-82 on page 1 of the application.

STEP 3: Submit Completed Form + Additional Documents

Mail Form DS-82 in a padded envelope to the address listed on the form, along with:

  • Your most recent U.S. Passport (book or card)
  • Two Passport Photos
  • Current Passport Fees
  • A marriage certificate or court order (only if your current name is different from what was recorded in your most recent U.S. passport)