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US VISA TO INDIA: Expedited Passport Renewal

What is a Passport Renewal? Do I Qualify?

Passport Renewal: Information & Requirements Image of a U.S. Passport for Expedited Passport Renewal Requirements and Information

You are qualified to submit a passport renewal application if:

  • you still have and can submit your most recent passport; AND
  • you were 16 years or older when your most current passport was issued; AND
  • your current passport is undamaged; AND
  • your current passport has not been expired more than 5 years.

You can renew your U.S. Passport at any time. It does not have to be expired or even nearly so.

Important Note: The U.S. State Dept discontinued the adding of additional pages as of Jan. 1, 2016.
In the case you run out of blank visa pages, you will now need to renew your passport.


Gather together, complete, and ship the following to US Visa to India:

1. PASSPORT: Requirements - Passport Renewal

Your actual physical passport.
To be valid for getting an expedited passport renewal,
your current passport must: Example Image of a blank U.S. Passport which is a requirement for Passport Renewal application submission

  • not be damaged or tampered with
  • not be expired more than 5 years
  • have been issued when you were 16 years or older

If your passport does not meet these requirements:

If a visa is also needed you can ship both applications together.
US Visa to India can process the passport application and visa application back to back.

Important Note: The last few pages in the back of your passport are amendment and endorsement pages.
These are for U.S. State Department use only. They cannot be used for visa issuance or entry / exit stamps.
Also, a visa page must be completely clean and clear to be valid for a Visa stamp.


2. APPLICATION: Requirements - Passport Renewal

Complete, print, & sign the Passport Renewal Application form DS-82. Extra Document Icon for the State Department DS-82 Passport Renewal Application Form

Click here to complete the Online
Passport Renewal Application Form DS-82


  • Hand filled applications are no longer acceptable. All applicants must
    complete the Online DS-82 Passport Renewal Application through
    the link State Department above.
  • All dates and signatures must be original and written be in black ink only.
    Copies of signatures and dates or those in colored ink or pencil are not acceptable.
  • The DS-82 Passport Renewal Application must be printed on two separate pages.
    Applications printed on the front and back of a single sheet are not acceptable.
  • Please note that the DS-82 application must be submitted to the Department of State
    within 5 business days of the date you put on the application.
3. PHOTO: Requirements - Passport Renewal

Two Passport Photos.
To be valid for an Expedited Passport Renewal,
your photos must: Passport photo example image showing size and position required for submitting an Expedited Passport Renewal Application

  • good quality (not blurry or pixelated)
  • in color
  • 2 x 2 in size
  • not more than 90 days old
  • full frontal view with body facing completely forward
  • background plain and white

Photo’s should be taken at a reputable facility.
Suggested are Walgreen’s, CVS, or FedEx Kinko’s.

4. PROOF OF TRAVEL: Requirements - Passport Renewal

To acquire an Expedited Passport Renewal, provide proof of your
confirmed travel. Image of a Flight Itinerary which is a requirement for Rush Passport Renewal application submissionThis can be:

  • itinerary
  • Business Letter
  • Hotel Confirmation (if traveling by car)

Travel proof must show the applicant’s name, dates of travel, and general flight information.

5. AUTHORIZATION LETTER: Requirements - Passport Renewal

Complete and print the Passport Agency Authorization letters. Extra Document Icon for Passport Agency letter of Authorization for the Expedited Passport Renewal Application
These forms allow us to speak and act on your behalf with the State Department.
Please read carefully and fill out completely and correctly to avoid delays.

Click here to complete the
Passport Agency Letter of Authorization

HELPFUL HINT: Many computers are set to automatically open a PDF with Adobe viewer.
To complete the authorization form, download the form, then right click and open with adobe acrobat or reader.


6. FEES: Requirements: Passport Renewal


The government fee for an expedited passport Renewal is 170.00.

  • Make one check or money order out to “US Department of State” for 170.00;
  • Authorize the 170.00 on the Passport Renewal Order Form to pay with your debit or credit card.


Include a check or money order payable to US Visa to India“
authorize the amount on the Passport Renewal Order Form.

  • Same day processing – 249.00 + return shipping; OR
  • 24-48 hour processing – 199.00 + return shipping; OR
  • 3-5 business days rush processing – 149.00 + return shipping; OR
  • 5-10 business days processing – 99.00 + return shipping


  • Fed Ex Priority Overnight – 35.00;  OR
  • Fed Ex 2nd Day – 25.00;  OR
  • Fed Ex Saturday Delivery – 45.00; OR
  • Fed Ex First Overnight Early am – 65.00;  OR
  • Same day shipping via domestic airline – 125.00;  OR
  • Provide shipping account number or prepaid return envelope – 0.00


8. ORDER FORM & SHIPPING: Requirements - Second Valid Passport

US Visa to India Order Form Icon for Expedited Passport Renewal Application SubmissionComplete the Secure Online Passport Renewal Order Form.
This form is for:

  • contact information
  • payment information
  • shipping information
  • choosing the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date
  • Uploading your passport Renewal documents for review

Please note you that you will not be charged until all your documents are received and are ready for submission.

Click here to complete the Secure Online
Passport Renewal Order Form

IMPORTANT NOTE:  For tight deadlines needing Same Day or 24 hour Passport processing,
to ensure fastest possible service it is highly advised to contact us before shipping your package
to ensure availability!

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