[Readers Getting Passports In As Few As 2 Days] The New US Online Passport Renewal System Is Incredible: I Already Have My New Passport Just A Week After Renewal!

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Update: Readers are reporting that after getting invited to apply, they are receiving expedited passports in as few as 2 days and regular passports within 1 week. Talk about a game-changer!

Alas, online passport renewal is only available for those 16 or older.

You can request an invitation to apply online here. Turnaround time for an invite appears to be between 1-3 weeks.


Originally posted on 3/7:

I previously wrote about the US rolling out online passport renewal and my experience renewing my passport online.

You can request to apply to renew online by filling out this form.

I applied to renew my passport on Friday, 2/25. It was already in the mail by Friday, 3/4 and I received it today!

That’s despite selecting standard 8-11 week processing and standard 3-5 day shipping.

The renewal cost was $130 all-in, easily payable via any credit card. It’s truly a game changer for renewing passports, here’s hoping that they can find a way to make renewing kids’ passports this easy!

It’s always strange getting a new passport, a clean sheet. Because I never mailed in my old one, it doesn’t have the holes in it like other cancelled passports. It has a wonderful collection of stamps from places like the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, the Maldives, Palau, Majuro, Kosrae, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Iceland, Tromsø, Oslo, Toulouse, Amsterdam, Paris, Ushuaia, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cancun, Johannesburg, the Bahamas, and many more places from the past 9 years of travel around the world, all made possible with airline miles and hotel points. It’s chock full of amazing memories, but now it’s time to make some new ones!

Have you renewed your passport online yet?

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169 Comments On "[Readers Getting Passports In As Few As 2 Days] The New US Online Passport Renewal System Is Incredible: I Already Have My New Passport Just A Week After Renewal!"

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Memere613

Same – easy quick process!!! For once, a gov program that works!!

Dav

The problem is there is no such a concept as “renewing” passports for kids. It’s technically a new passport.

Solomon

Don’t forget to update your Global Entry with your new passport number

el

Thanks for this reminder!! got new passport and forgot about this

yosel

came into JFK a few weeks ago, there was no need to scan my passport at the kiosk, it recognized my face within a second

Not Dan

i requested but have not been added to the list..what does the email confirmation that you can now apply look like?

Sholom

Does it work for kids too?

Shmuel

Kids passports can never be renewed this way, since it requires consent of both parents, which not always live together. And moreso, can be used easily for kidnapping a child over country lines.

So thank God this is not available for kids. And hopefully it won’t be.

Yochai

Still waiting for the passport I applied for to lock in on the $110 price in November.

Dan\'s the man

I also applied in the end of December right before the increased the rates and I got mine back 4 weeks later. You should call. Or just call your congressman’s office and have them open an inquiry on your behalf.

Wonderingyid

Be a good citizen. Get boosted 5x.

Paron

After filling out the form it said it can take several weeks for it to become available. How long did this take you and how will I know when it’s available?

Dr Moose

Are you still able to use your old passport during the renewal process? When do you need to stop using it by?

E

Applied 2/27 late at night. Status shows printed

BT

Still waiting for the invite

Baruch

Hi Dan,

Did you confirm if the old passport can still be used while the new one is being processed?

jay

the Dept of State using Google Docs??? looks a bit sketchy to me but it may actually be authentic.

Wonderingyid

Let’s let Google have even more info, if that’s possible.

Brian

Wow, it took me almost 9 months to renew mine…this is amazing

Tanya

I hope the allow passport cards soon. I don’t want to go to the DMV for an enhanced license for domestic travel soon, would prefer to get a passport card through this.

Dan\'s the man

You don’t need I get and I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets delayed again. Also u can use your global entry card if you have one.

Yossi

I made appt Wednesday night for appointment in Toms River, N.J. DMV, and was able to get an appointment for the next day!
Had very nice experience, and got real Id. Though I do have to wait for it to be mailed.

Passport

Received today!

Ellie

Applied last Tuesday, paid for expedited, it was reviewed Wednesday, mailed Friday and I received it today. Worst part was getting them to accept my photo. Thanks for the link!

Malky

How soon after filling out the google doc did you get the link to apply ?

Jason

How does it handle passport photos?

Beth

How soon after completing the my travel gov step did people get the next step

Jonathan

What is your federal agency or office? * What did you guys choose for this question

Malky

There is an option all the way on the bottom says something like “not affiliated with a govt agency” I didn’t see it at first either .

Debbie

Will this work if my passport is already expired by years?

JR

The link won’t open on my phone. Is it for computer only?

Abe

Is it worth it to get the passport card as well, or waste of money? will that delay it?

GUWonder

It won’t delay it.

For US citizens with multiple foreign-born US children, it can make sense to get the passport cards as additional evidence of US citizenship in the event the US parents want to make sure that each child has a run of supporting documentation that evidences the parent’s/parent’s chain of US citizenship and related system pointers to underlying applications. Just in case the government ever tries to undermine their claim on US citizenship by birth abroad to one or more US citizen parents.

Sammy

I applied for a first passport for my son. It was in my hands 2 weeks later. I didn’t pay for rush service.

Jf

First passport ? It clearly says you can inly renew an existing passport?

Yankel

Applied for a passport expedited on February 9 and still didn’t get it!

Jf

can i renew my passport online if i am 19 years old ? My last passport was issued when i was 14.

GUWonder

No.

Y

Sadly No.
Or at least not yet.

Thinking Jew

No

Thinking Jew

Sorry about that, you should be able to. Minors cannot apply online as they need parental consent.

Jack Out of the Box

Why is it important to them that the applicant be a US resident. Is it just about the mailing address limitation, or something more?

Chaim F

Both my previous and current passports have stamps from the US and Canada. Hope to fly to Israel for Pesach and visit some countries in the Caribbean

DeerFeet

Ahhh, anyway to renew and keep my Israel student visa?

Tess

Will this work if you need to update your name due to marriage?

Josh

Does this method work if my expired passport is lost? (I do have a photo it however)

Monseyboy

You need to take the picture by a passport picture place or can snap from phone?

Lm

If travelling from Israel to US in 6 weeks will it be a problem to renew my passport? Will i be able to fly back with my “old” passport? Do the numbers change?
Thank you.

Yuda

To all the people commenting they didn’t get the email yet, They are slowly sending emails first come first serve . So no worries just wait patiently…

Yaakov

How long does it usually take to get the email?

Shira

What about changing my last name? Can I do that online too? (I have my marriage license).

Yaakov

No

jd

the website says current passport will be INVALIDATED once you submit an online application so if you need to travel i suggest dont take chances and to pay for the expedited service fees

Mo2

I have a little over a half year left on my passport. I want to travel to Canada next month.
Will applying now here invalidate my old passport?
Meaning if new passport doesn’t arrive in time can I still use my old one?

Passport

I got mine in a week without paying to expedite

five

what app did you use for passport pictures?

alex

the goverment using a google questionare for something of this magnitude is funny to me

G

This is not funny at all. Google Cloud actually has FedRAMP high certification. Meaning they are certified at the highest level to store data for the federal government.

Dr Moose

After creating the account, how long did it take for them to get back to you that allowed you to apply for the actual passport?

five

im 26 and my passport was issued in march 2013 will i be able to be part of this renewal?

Leah

I clicked on the link and only an application requesting my contact info was requested but nothing requesting, Renewal Passport Info or request for new digital photo, etc.
They said they would get back to me in several weeks.
Am i on the correct link for Renewal??

Jd

I filled out the application and did everything but they didn’t send me an email yet to apply online. So what’s the next step so I can submit the online application

Jd

I created a mytravelgov account but says you will need to wait several weeks before you can renew online.

David

Did you receive the new look passport or the same old look.

dorit

Can someone PLEASE let me know how long aftere you make a mytravel account did you receive an invite to actually apply for renewal? I don’t see this mentioned anywhere and need to know ASAP- thanks!

hn

im wondering the same

Yaakov

Me too

Yaakov

One month

Elena

March 11 I applied for my travel account, today March 31, I got the email to renew online

Avi

Hi
I need a passport for Lag Baomer can I trust the program

Monseyboy

I opened my Travelgov account March 8th and I have received now the email that I can log in and renew my passport.

Joel

I applied this Thursday night and received it today 2 days later.

Elena

Did you do regular or expedited? Thanks

Joel

expedited

Doritte ron-kaner

Received the invite to renew mine and my application keeps getting rejected my current passport expired in December 2021 anyone else have this happen with the online application?

Doritte ron-kaner

I received the online passport renewal application but after filling it out I get a message back saying I’m not eligible to renew on line. Passport expired 12/21 well within the 5 years..anyone else have same issue? Workarounds?

iwuchris

I signed up on 3/11 and got an email a few days ago saying I could renew online. Filled out the form last night and submitted it. Very easy process other than getting the photo cropped right. Hoping this is significantly faster than the new passport applications we are still waiting on for other family members.

Moe

I was invited and uploaded all the documents but I am still waiting for any updates at all and it hasn’t even said “in process “ it’s still in received status and it’s been a week now. Has anyone else got the same problem that was applied ?

Eugene

I renewed via mail and received the updated, passport with more security features. There is a cool laminated page with an additional picture of myself.

Two weeks later, my wife was able to renew online. Her new passport came within two weeks but was the old version without all of the upgraded security features.

Go figure?

Puzzlefighter

These should be issued at birth.

jonny

Got the link and applied to renew over a month ago, been processing ever since

Sarah

Can you renew it if you are overseas for nine months and passport expiring in October, or before returning to the states, or is it still the best to go to the USA consulate of the country you are staying in to get them to process it for you, I think probably a three week turnaround unless the consulates can also get them processed more quickly now. Please reply.

GUWonder

If the US embassy/consulate is in a city with non-stop flights to the US, I would expect it most commonly is 10 business days or less from in-person submission of application to the passport being back at the mission and available for pick-up.

Yuda

The website claims no selfies allowed. Did anyone try a selfie photo, that worked?

GUWonder

They work. Just have to get it done in a way that meets the photo requirements and doesn’t make it so obvious that it is a selfie.

Sh

did you get their new passport? they call it next generation passprt

GUWonder

It can be the older version or it can be the next generation passport version with the polycarbonate biodata page with a passport alphanumeric number starting with a letter.

Alicia

How do you renew a passport that expired more than 5 years ago

Yyy

Can someone who is 18 whose passport is expiring. Get a new passport online

Pesach Matza Maror

Way too fast, great for us. And for terrorists

Bsimcha

Quick and easy process. Used s22 ultra reg camera portrait mode for photo.

Joneekay

I received the invite and applied for passport renewal on March 25th. I received an email the same day that they were “reviewing” my application, but I’ve heard nothing since. When I log in to check status, it says “Status Unavailable”. Anyone have a similar experience? Any advice?

iwuchris

have you received any updates?

Joneekay

None. Still shows as “Status Unavailable’

Jacob

Which website says unavailable? For me, https://passportstatus.state.gov says “Application Status: Not Available.” I emailed in to ask, and apparently that’s expected behavior. That website is only for mail-in application status.

If you renew online, the website you should use to check your status is the same website you used to submit the renewal (http://mytravel.state.gov). That should show “Received,” and (per other comments on this thread) may be stuck in Received for a month or longer before your application is processed.

iwuchris

Mine has shown “In process” status since 4/7 on the mytravel.state website. Was hoping for one of the quicker turn arounds. Getting a little worried about getting it in time for Memorial Day trip. I did send them an email asking if I could still use my old passport and they responded that it is invalidated as soon as you submit the online application.

Jacob

That’s ahead of me. Mine shows “Received” since 4/9 and has not yet moved to the “In process” status.

One advantage of online (vs mail-in) renewals is that you can seemingly upgrade to faster processing at any point, even after you’ve already submitted and paid. If you log in and click on your application number, there’s an option to “Upgrade Processing or Delivery Options” with the ability to upgrade both processing method (to expedited) and delivery method (to express delivery).

nb

Can I renew online if the new passport has a name change ?

Sarah

Can you still enter a country, most likely Switzerland, with less than 3 months until usa passport expiration, with the intention of renewing at the consulate in Zurich, as I did 10 years ago. Is there any rule that says there must be a certain amount of time until expiration within which you can enter?

H. M.

Hi, im trying to upload the photo, then is says “accept and continue” i hit that but it comes up internal server error. did anyone have this?
Thanks

ML

Applied online. Did not pay extra for expedited. Website showed “received 3/27”. Status was updated to “printing” last week. Received in mail today 4/25. Thanks Dan!

marko

I went thru the renewal online process and it was very simple. I chose standard 8-11 week processing and standard 3-5 day shipping. The renewal cost was $130 all-in.

15 days later and my passport status is still “Received”. Anyone have experience of typically how long until it is shipped out?

Jacob

I’m in the same boat as you. Based on the data points in this thread and what I’ve heard from friends, it seems like there’s a chance you get lucky and it’s mailed out within a week or so of your application, otherwise expect it to take at least a month (and potentially the full 8-11 week window you were promised).

JoshE

Submitted mine on 4/17. Its now May 4th and the status is still received. I applied for expedited processing and shipping. I wonder when will this get processed. I was expecting 2 weeks. Im traveling on June 14th and I am worried.

El-al

don’t worry you should get on time.
I applied without expediting on 4/11 and status is also received.

JoshE

It finally changed to In Process yesterday May 10. Thats 24 days. I have a feeling it will take another month to change to printing and thats gonna screw up my vacation. Im really worried.

JoshE

And I just received it! 25 days total. Thanks Dan!

sara

Thanks Dan! What a easy process! from when I submitted the form (to be able to apply online) to getting the email ” You Can Renew Your U.S. Passport Online Now” was under 12 hours!! Took picture with my webcam. Submitted and says received

Aay B.

Renewed both my wife and I online. Everything went smooth. Submitted on 4/07 (non expedited), couple of days later it already had status as “in process”.. problem is it’s still “in process” and I’ll need these passports end of this month.
Getting nervous here..

el-al

Says in process or received? usually says received once you finish application.

Aay B.

I don’t remember if it ever said “received” over the past 4 weeks it shows “in process” in both applications.
Is “received” better than “in process”?

Shmili

I applied for mine on April 25th got and email 10:30AM received and 11:30AM In process and in process since then

iahphx

I’m starting to regret trying this system. Started in mid March for a trip in early June. Got the official invite and applied in early April. More than a month later, my application is still “in process.” I’m now down to 24 days before my trip. I guess the gov’t couldn’t keep this running efficiently. Do they have a help desk? Otherwise, what do I do now?

Aay B.

Same situation here.. wife and I

Yanky W

Have your local Congressman /Rep office reach out to the DOS they have a form they could submit on your behalf. this usually gets things moving.

Yanky W

Update based on my personal experience.
So apparently this beta US Passport renewal system has been extremely overwhelmed with renewal requests and it now takes a MINIMUM of 5-6 weeks if you don’t choose the expedited option.
3/25/22 Applied thru the dans deals “Google forms” website Link
3/26/22 Received email from Passport Modernization and Innovation @ PPTOPR@state.gov, requesting to register a MyTravel.Gov account user account email was Titled: Next Steps for Renewing Your Passport Online.
3/26/22 Registered with a brand new user account at: MyTravel.Gov |
3/31/22 Received email from Passport Modernization and Innovation PPTOPR@state.gov titled “You Can Renew Your U.S. Passport Online Now”
“We are excited to announce the launch of our online passport renewal service! We thank you for your patience as we test our system, and invite you to submit your application now. How to Renew Online After you log-in to your MyTravel.Gov account (https://mytravel.state.gov), you should see an option to “Renew Now.” Access MyTravel.Gov using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Complete your application on a desktop or laptop. ”
4/1/22 Applied online at MyTravel.Gov and uploaded my Selfie Passport picture using an android passport app (free one)
4/1/22 received email from: donotreply@state.gov titled : Your Passport Application Status – Received.
“Dear xxxx xxxx,
We’ve received your Passport Application Number** xxxxxx and will begin reviewing it shortly. To access your account, please visit Application Link. Sincerely, MyTravel.Gov Support.
5/5/22 received email from: donotreply@state.gov titled : Your Passport Application Status – In Process.
“Dear xxxx xxxx,
Your Passport Application Number** xxxxxx is now being reviewed by a U.S. Department of State employee. To access your account, please visit Application Link. Sincerely, MyTravelGov Support.
its been now 5 weeks from application and they still haven’t finished processing the online passport renewal application.

Yoiny

Hi I started the renewal process for 2 passports separately, even payed for expedited service and i’m still waiting for an answer after 16 days, status as of gov website is
”in process” . I need to travel in 2 weeks I thought i’ll get it in a few days as mentioned in post.

if you have any idea how to streamline this process please help.
Thanks

Dan_and_jj_fan

I submitted online request today (expedited). The application process asks you to confirm that you aren’t traveling in next 5 weeks (we happen to be traveling in 5 1/2 weeks). It also asks you for dates of your next international trip. Hopefully they are using this information to prioritize. Despite that, the stated turnaround is 5-8 weeks.

I will update the comments here once passport is received.

Stein

I applied for a new passport 2 weeks ago and the system still says in process.
is there something I can do to speed up the process?

Yoiny

follow up to what I wrote on May 12,
I emailed the dept. of state passport division and told them y=that I have travel plans for in 2 weeks they asked for proof of itenirary and expedited the process for me.

Eli

What’s the email you asked for your passport to be expedited? I’m going through the same issue and my flight is in15 days.

Yoiny
Chad

This is not working it has an auto reply

Eli

This email that you used sends you an auto reply with a few basic links and they say that “This is the only reply you will receive to your email.”

Yoiny

Hi so sorry, the right email is:
PPTOPR@state.gov

Chad

Thank you
This is what they replied to me.
Greetings and thanks for your support and patience in testing our new online passport renewal system.

One criteria to participate in the Online Passport Renewal Pilot as asked during preregistration, is that the participant is to have no imminent international travel plans within 5 weeks as we cannot guarantee specific issue dates since we’re working to develop and test the system. We’re showing that you submitted your application on April 29 for expedite processing. The process time for expedite service is 5 – 7 weeks in the order of when customers applied. Your application is currently into the 2nd week of processing. Your May 30 travel date puts your application outside the established processing time. Processing sooner than our established times for expedite service would constitute a life or death emergency and/or require going through the paper or in-person process. If your travel falls into such scenarios, please advise and provide proof of urgent travel.

You may continue to check your MyTravelGov account for your application status.

Online Passport Renewal Team

U.S. Department of State

Not to helpful. Did you have better luck?

Yoiny

I guess I had better luck, maybe try emailing again later so you’ll get to a different rep. that might be more helpful.

I emailed them on on the 15th and received my passport on the 18th!

Eli

I got the same reply. I reached out to my local congressman’s office and they notified me a few days later that they shipped.

YM

Any word if I can use my old passport while my new one is shipping? Got notification that passport was shipped today but flying to Canada Sunday and don’t think I’ll get the new one before then.

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