One of the most important documents you will carry with you throughout your life is your passport. It lets you travel to different countries, stay for a certain amount of time and more. And, like all important documents, it needs to be kept up to date and renewed on a regular basis.
For those living in Iowa, this means renewing our passports as soon as possible. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
How to Renew Your Passport in Iowa
If your passport has not been used in the past six months, you can renew it online or by mail. To renew your passport in person, go to your local post office. You can also renew your passport through the mail if you have received a notification from the U.S. Department of State that your passport is about to expire. To renew your passport online, visit the website of the U.S. Department of State and follow the instructions on how to complete the renewal process. If you have lost your original passport, you can request a replacement from the U.S. Department of State by completing a form DS-82 and sending it along with photocopies of appropriate identification documents to: Passport Services
U.S Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington DC 20520
What To Do If Your Passport is Expired
If you are a U.S. resident and your passport is due to expire within the next six months, you will need to take certain steps to renew it. Depending on your location, you may be able to renew your passport either in person at a local post office or through the mail.
To renew your passport through the mail, complete the DS-82 form and send it along with the appropriate payment (check or money order) to the appropriate address listed on the form. To renew your passport in person, visit a local post office and present your valid U.S. passport and DS-82 form.
How to Renew Your US Passport
How to Renew Your US Passport
If your passport is due to expire within the next six months, you have several options for renewing it.
You can renew your passport online through the US Department of State’s website. The cost of a standard passport renewal is $110, but if you are applying for a child’s passport, the fee is reduced to $85. You can also renew your passport by mail. The application fee is $60 and there is a $25 processing fee. If you are applying for a new or replacement passport, the application fee is $85 and there is no processing fee.
If you need your passport sooner than six months from now, you can apply for expedited service. The application fee is $145 and there is a $35 processing fee. If you are applying for a new or replacement passport, the application fee is $145 and there is no processing fee.
To find out if your current passport has already expired, visit the US Department of State website and enter your name and date of birth. If your current passport has not yet expired, follow the instructions below to apply for a new one.
To apply for a new US passport, visit any branch of the US Post Office (including post offices in military bases) and complete an Application For A New U.S. Passport form DS-11). You will need to provide some documentation to support your identity, such as verification
What If You Cannot Find the Application Form?
If you cannot find the application form, you can renew your passport in person at a passport office. You must provide proof of identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID. You also will need to bring your current passport and one photocopy. The fee is $135.
What if you cannot print the application form?
If you are unable to print the application form, you can still renew your passport in Iowa. The process is slightly different, but it is still easy to complete. You will need to visit a local government office and complete an application form. You will also need to provide proof of identification and citizenship. You should note that there is a fee for this service.
Where Can I Go For Help?
If you need to renew your passport in Iowa, there are a few places you can go. The State Department has a facility in Des Moines that is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. You can also go to the post office where they are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays and Saturdays. You can also visit one of the many travel agencies in the state.
If you are planning on traveling to another country and need to renew your passport, it is important that you do so as soon as possible. Not only will this save you time and hassle in the long run, but it is also important to ensure that your passport has the proper information included within its pages. If you have any questions about how to renew your passport in Iowa, be sure to contact our office for help.