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June 2, 2022

U.S. PASSPORT RENEWAL BY MAIL

Eligible applicants resident in Singapore may apply to renew their U.S. passport book by mail. Processing time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks, during which you will not have your current passport.

If you need a passport card or do not meet the eligibility requirements, you must schedule an appointment. Please schedule a different appointment for each person to renew their passport. Processing time for passport applications through appointments is approximately 2 weeks from your appointment date, during which time you will retain your current passport.

Follow steps 1-6 below to renew your passport by mail.

  1. Application
    Complete the DS-82 form. The Form Filler selects the correct form based on the information you input. It may generate a different form from what you expect.You must provide a Social Security number if you have been issued one. If you do not have a Social Security number, enter all zeros in the DS-82 form and submit a signed and dated statement. You must complete all pages of the form, print it single-sided, and sign and date it.
  2. Most Recent U.S. Passport and Photocopy of Bio Page
    You must submit your most recent passport and a photocopy of the biographic page with your photo.  This passport will be canceled and returned to you once your new passport is ready.
  3. Photo
    Provide one 5×5 cm (2×2 inch) photo that meets all requirements
  4. Payment
    Pay the passport renewal fee online and include a printed copy of your payment confirmation receipt.
  5. Name Change Documents (if applicable)
    If the name you currently use is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide the original certified copy of the legal name change document, plus one photocopy.  Examples include: marriage certificate, divorce decree, court-ordered name change document.  Your name change document will be returned to you.
  6. Mail Your Documents
    Send your completed and signed DS-82 form (printed single-sided), passport, 5×5 cm passport photo, online payment confirmation, name change document (if applicable), and return shipping waybill as detailed in the Shipping Instructions (Singapore). Each applicant must submit a separate application package. Only Singapore addresses are eligible.  Shipping services are provided by SingPost and not by the Embassy, and the Embassy is not able to provide tracking updates.  The Embassy assumes no risk associated with the use of mailing services, including the risk of loss or delay.