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If your passport’s expired, you must renew it before you can travel. When you renew your passport, time left on your existing passport is added to your new one, up to a maximum of 9 months.
If you have enough time to get your passport directly through the traditional government channels, do it that way. You can check the status of a pending passport application here.
If the former's true, you can apply through the mail as long as your most recent passport is undamaged, was issued when you were at least 16 years old, and isn't more than 15 years old.
If you are nodding "yes" to all of that, simply mail in your old passport with the required documents and photos, and you'll receive a new one in the mail in roughly four to six weeks. You'll get your old passport back.) Here's what you need: Form DS-82, your renewal fee (0 for an adult), passport photos, and your old passport. Lost or stolen passports If your previous passport was lost or stolen, you'll have to apply for a new one in person.
Changing your name on your passport Good news: There's no fee for changing the name on your passport if your passport was issued less than a year ago.
If the book's more than a year old, though, you must pay standard renewal fees.
So keep a close eye on the status of your visa pages if you're an avid traveler.