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Adult US Passport Renewal: Steps To Renew, Eligibility, Payments, and Other Details

Send applications to the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad via any local courier or mail service of your choosing.

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Adult Passport Renewal: U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad is now processing all adult passport renewal applications submitted by U.S. citizens residing anywhere in India. Please examine the “Eligibility” section below for information on emergency travel passport renewals. Send concerns regarding passport renewal to [email protected].

Adult Passport Renewal Steps

Renewal of a U.S. passport by mail (DS-82) and online payment of the application fee through

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1. Confirm your eligibility to submit a Form DS-82;

2. Visit and submit a payment online for your DS-82 renewal application;

3. Print the payment confirmation email you receive;

4. Fill out the DS-82 application form, including your signature and the date, and attach a 2×2 photograph;

5. Send the following to the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad via mail or courier:

  • payment confirmation document from and/or payment for a passport card
  • most recent passport book (and, if applicable, passport certificate)
  • 2in x 2in (5cm x 5cm) photo (requirements listed on this page).
  • demand draught payable to Blue Dart for courier return of passport (see instructions).
  • evidence of a name change, if pertinent

Send applications to the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad via any local courier or mail service of your choosing. The return of all passports is handled by Blue Dart courier service. Due to the high volume of adult passport renewals, the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad will not respond to questions about parcel receipt. Applicants should use the online tools provided by their preferred courier service to monitor their packages. The processing time for passport renewal applications begins when we receive your application materials, not when you mail them to us.

Eligibility Criteria

All adult U.S. citizens who are eligible may renew their passports (Form DS-82) by mail and pay the renewal fee via

You are eligible to renew your passport by mail using Form DS-82 if you can affirm the following:

  • My most recent U.S. passport book can be submitted by mail with my renewal application;
  • When my most recent passport book was issued, I was at least 16 years old.
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued to me less than fifteen years ago.
  • The validity of my most recent U.S. passport book was ten years from issuance to expiration;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name (or I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application); and I currently reside in India and/or have a valid Indian mailing address.

If you are eligible to renew by mail, no in-person appointment is required. If you do not meet these requirements, you must register for a new passport using Form DS-11 and schedule an appointment to submit your application in person at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi or one of the Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, or Mumbai.

Typically, renewing a passport by mail takes approximately four weeks. If you have an imminent need for international travel, we may be able to issue you a passport with limited validity; please schedule an appointment. Be prepared to provide documentation of your itinerary or urgent travel needs. If you need an appointment sooner than what is available online, email the appropriate Embassy or Consulate. Please include your intended travel itinerary, a copy of the bio-data page of your passport, and the subject line “Emergency Passport” in your email.

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Adult Passport Renewal Payment Methods

When renewing your passport using Form DS-82, you will pay the $130.00 adult passport renewal application fee online at, using a U.S. or international credit/debit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay. This sum cannot be changed. The fee must be paid in U.S. currency.We no longer take demand draughts for renewals submitted by mail.

Adult Passport Renewal

In the name fields on the website, submit your current legal name, even if it differs from the name on your previous passport. If you are submitting payment on behalf of another applicant for passport renewal, please provide their name. All fields are mandatory.’s payment form is encrypted to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. More than 40 U.S. government agencies use, a secure portal, to collect forms and payments. employs 128-bit SSL encryption to safeguard transactions.

If you encounter technical difficulties with your online payment, please send an email to [email protected] with a description or photographs of the problem.

After effectively paying the fee, a confirmation email will be sent to you.Please print out the confirmation of your electronic payment and include it with your application materials.

Currently, online fee payment is only available for passport book renewals, and not for a combination of passport book and passport card.If you desire to renew both a passport book and card, you must submit the $130 passport book fee through AND a demand draught for Rs. 2,520 payable to “U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad.” Demand draughts must be generated electronically.

Mail Address

For DS-82 Passport Renewal for Adults (Mail-in only):

We receive DS-82 application renewal materials at the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad. Please send your DS-82 application bundle, including online payment confirmation, to:

American Citizens Services,

Consular Section U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad,

Telangana 500032 Survey No. 115/1,

Financial District, Nanakramguda

• Blue Dart courier will return the passport within four weeks of approval.

• The courier fee within India is INR 865 (including all applicable taxes).

• Please include a courier receipt and a bank draught for INR 865 made payable to “BLUE DART EXPRESS LIMITED.”

Please note that all applicants who submit a bank draught must guarantee that the “payable at” location is listed as Payable at Hyderabad. If the cheque is payable in a different city, it will not be acknowledged.If you are renewing your application by mail, DO NOT SEND CASH!

• Your expired passport will be sent to you along with your new U.S. passport and any other original documents you submitted.

• You can verify the status of your DS-82 passport renewal application using the Department of State’s online U.S. Passport Application Status tool.

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