US PASSPORT RENEWAL

To access further instructions click http://manila.usembassy.gov/service/passports/renewal.html

Renew an Adult 10-Year Validity Passport


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You may renew your passport with these instructions if all the following are true:

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
Contains no special endorsement that requires Department of State approval to renew.

If any the above statements do NOT apply, you must appear personally before a consular officer:

If you have never had a U.S. passport before, please click here for instructions.

If your old passport was lost, stolen, damaged, or expired over 5 years ago, please click here for instructions.

If you are now over age 16, but your last passport was issued when you were age 15 or younger, please click here for instructions.

If all the above bulleted statements apply, please follow the instructions below or on this CHECKLIST: (PDF 191 KB)

Step 1: Filling-up the DS-82 FORM
Fill out electronically and print the DS-82 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-82 (PDF format)(PDF 81.3 KB).
Fill out and print (PDF Format). You may also complete the form electronically by using the Passport Application Wizard by clicking here.
Check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
Print out the DS-82 form upon completion. Make sure to include a valid email on the form.
Please note that some instructions and options on the form are only applicable in the United States.

Step 2: PAYMENT METHODS (choose between two options)


Decide on your method of payment: 
The non-refundable application fee for an adult passport book renewal is $110. You may pay your fee by one of two methods.
METHOD 1: (NEW!) Mail-In Payment: With your application, you may include a US-dollar demand draft made out to “U.S. Embassy Manila” for $110. As of April 4, 2016, the U.S. Embassy has expanded the number of banks involved in our mail-in payment program to include not just Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI), but also Banco De Oro (BDO) and Security Bank (SBC). Except for these three banks mentioned (BPI, BDO and SBC), we do not accept demand drafts from any other bank or any other financial instruments at this time. Including any other form of payment with your application may result in significant delays in processing your application. NOTE: If electing this option, the bank draft must still be cleared for 15 working days after remittance of the check to the Embassy cashier before the passport can be released. Check remittance date may not necessarily be the same date when the application was received. Please make two (2) separate photocopies of the demand draft and enclose these with the original check and application form. If applying for an emergency passport, it is advisable to select the second option below (personal payment in cash). DO NOT INCLUDE CASH WITH YOUR MAIL-IN APPLICATION.
METHOD 2: Personal Payment: You can elect to pay at the Embassy in person or through a representative once your documents are received. If electing this option, wait for the Embassy to notify you by EMAIL with the instructions on how to pay the non-refundable application fee of $110. The cashier at the Embassy accepts cash (either dollars or pesos) and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club). Alternatively, you may send a representative to pay the application fee on your behalf. You may also pay at our Consular Agency in Cebu (located on the ground floor of The Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu) between 9 and 11 a.m., Monday to Friday.

Step 3: MAILING OF DOCUMENTS TO THE EMBASSY

Mail your documents to the embassy at the following address: Citizenship and Passport Unit, American Citizens Services, Consular Section, U.S. Embassy, 1201 Roxas Boulevard, 1000 Manila. (Note: mailed-in applications may take a few days to be delivered to the ACS unit due to the large volume of mail received by the Embassy mailroom). Do not make an online appointment for this service. 
 We process mail-in renewal applications strictly by mail or courier delivery. You may use our contracted courier, Air21, by calling (02) 879-4747 to have your documents picked up and delivered to the ACS unit. If you send them via Air21 courier, the one-time courier fee covers two-way service: pick-up of documents and delivery of new passport.

Please include the following:
Completed and signed DS-82 application form
Your most recent passport and photocopy of the passport personal data page
Two pieces 2″x 2″ photos (Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos, except in rare medically-documented circumstances)
If choosing mail-in payment option (demand draft payment), enclose the US-dollar demand draft issued by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco De Oro (BDO) or Security Bank (SBC) made out to “U.S. Embassy Manila” for $110.
If enclosing demand draft payment, enclose two (2) separate PHOTOCOPIES of the demand draft
Proof of Name change (if applicable)
Do NOT enclose CASH payment!

Emergency Travel in less than 2 weeks?

You may walk in to the Embassy only if you have a valid emergency travel and there is not enough time to process the full-ten year passport which normally takes 2-3weeks to complete if payment was done in “cash” at the Embassy Manila and longer if application and payment were done in at the American Consular Agency in Cebu. If a U.S. dollar demand draft was enclosed with the application, please take note that there is still a 15-day clearing period after the check was remitted to the Embassy cashier before the new passport can be released to the customer.

In all cases, please allow a few more days before an applicant is notified by email regarding payment instructions (if payment option 2 was selected) since the large volume of mailed-in applications received by the Embassy still have to go through the normal receiving, routing, and data entry procedures.

If you think you would be needing an emergency passport issuance and there are no available passport appointment slots on our online calendar prior to your intended travel date, you may walk-in at the Embassy with your confirmed itinerary or purchared ticket. If there are available slots before your travel date, we request that you book an appointment and bring proof of your urgent travel during your appointment.

Check for availability of appointment slots if applying for emergency passport by clicking here.

If there are no available slots available, follow our walk-in procedures by reading under Emergency Passports.

Step 4: DELIVERY OF COMPLETED PASSPORT

Once cash payment has been made and application has been approved, the passport will be processed and delivered within 2-3 weeks. The expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport. Note: Please expect a much longer turn-around time for the passport delivery if the application was initially submitted or payment was made at the American Consular Agency in Lahug, Cebu. For demand draft payments, the passport will not be released until the 15-working day clearing period has passed (counting starts from the time the check was remitted to the Embassy cashier and which may not necessarily be the same date that the application was received)


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