DOD Personnel And Families Can Now Renew Passport Online


On the report of May 10th, 2022 by the Department of Defense, now active-duty, reserve and retired service members; and Defense Department civilians, contractors and their families can renew their U.S. passports online.

US Department of Defense ~ ” The online portal enables customers to renew their passports 24/7 without having to go to a post office to mail their application and supporting documents, an official said.

The requirements include:

        • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
        • The most recent passport is valid or must have been valid for 10 years. It’s OK if the passport is expired.
        • The passport was issued over nine years ago (2013 or earlier) from the renewal date but no earlier than 15 years ago (2007).
        • No changes were made with respect to name, gender or other personal information, such as date or place of birth.
        • No travel internationally can be made within five weeks of the date the application is submitted. The State Department will offer routine (8-11 weeks) and expedited processing times (5-7 weeks).
        • Online applications may be for a passport book only; passport cards may not be requested online.
        • Applications must be for regular (tourist) passports only. Special issuance diplomatic or official passports may not be renewed online.
        • Applicants must live in the U.S. in either a state or territory. An applicant cannot be stationed at an overseas post in a foreign country or have an APO or FPO address.
        • Applicants must have their current passport in their possession. It cannot be damaged, mutilated, or previously reported as lost or stolen.
        • Applicants must agree  that their most recent passport will be immediately invalidated and cannot be used for international travel.
        • An applicant must have access to a credit/debit card or a bank account with automated clearing house payment capabilities to pay for passport renewal fees.
        • Applicants must upload a digital photo in the .JPEG file format.


The Official No-Fee Passport (Brown), along with a Tourist (Blue) Passport.
(Courtesy Graphic)

Applicants who don’t meet all requirements may still be eligible to renew by mail or in-person, the official said.

The first step for those interested must preregister on the State Department’s form. The State Department will send a confirmation email with more instructions within 1-2 days after preregistration.

Preregistration does not obligate those interested to renew online. Registrants will receive email updates and a customized link based on a registrant’s individual email address to access the online portal.

Interested parties will have the flexibility to renew online through June 30, 2022, the official said. ” ~ US Department of Defense.

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