A DS Form 82 is used by the United States Department of State. This form is officially called "U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals." It will be used by U.S. citizens or non-citizen U.S. nationals who need to renew their passport sand wants to do it through mail instead of online.
In order to use the Form DS 82, you must have a valid passport that you can include with your application. It must have been issued in the last 15 years, when you were at least 16 or older, and have your current name on it. Otherwise you will need to apply for a new passport.
In addition to your passport, you will also need to include a new passport photo with the form. You will also need to include the passport processing fees. The passport fees must be paid by personal check or money order made payable to "U.S. Department of State." Failure to include these items will result in your application taking a long time to process, or it may be returned completely.
To complete a DS-82 Form, you will need to:
If you have met all of these requirements, you must provide the following information with your passport application:
Processing time for a passport typically takes between 6 to 8 weeks. If you choose an expedited service, you can receive a faster processing time. There is an additional fee for expedited service.