Adult Passport Renewal by Mail

Most passport renewals for adults do not require an in-person appearance. Embassy Cairo now accepts routine adult passport renewal applications by mail for U.S. citizens in Egypt. Please see below for details of eligibility, application requirements, and where to send your application. In-person appointments for this service are not available.

Emergency procedures and travel restrictions may change rapidly due to the impact of COVID-19. If you are currently in the United States or another country and your U.S. passport has expired or is due to expire imminently, you should renew your passport before you travel.

Eligibility:
You may renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your passport is undamaged and was:

  • Issued within the last 15 years;
  • Issued with a 10 year validity; and
  • Issued in your current name or you have changed your name since your passport was issued and can submit legal documentation to prove this change.

If you do not meet these requirements, please click here for information on scheduling an appointment.

To apply, you must submit the following:

    • Form DS-82 available online here.
      You must print and sign the form
    • Your most recent U.S. passport
    • 1 photocopy of your most recent U.S. passport
    • One passport photograph taken within the past 6 months, size 5cm x 5cm, and with a white background
    • USD $110.00 non-refundable application fee in the form of an official bank draft check
    • If your name has changed, submit evidence. Examples include: a marriage certificate, change of name deed, statutory declaration or court order. Note: the name change must have taken place after your last passport was issued.

If your name was changed in the past year, you may renew your passport by mail using form DS-5504 if:

  • The Form DS-5504 is signed or received within 1 year from submitted passport issuance date; and
  • You submit the no-fee replacement letter that was received upon issuance of the limited passport.
  • You must submit all supplementary identity or citizenship evidence requested in the no-fee letter.

 

 You may renew your passport by mail using form DS-5504 for a data correction if:

  • Your passport contains a printing error or a manufacturing problem. (I.e., if the Department of State is responsible). You may apply by mail using DS-5504 regardless of the issuance date of the valid passport.

 You may renew your passport by mail using form DS-5504 for the replacement of a limited passport book if:

  • Form DS-5504 is signed or received within 1 year from submitted passport issuance date; and
  • You submit the no-fee replacement letter that was received upon issuance of the limited passport.
  • You must submit all supplementary identity or citizenship evidence requested in the no-fee letter.

Note: you must use form DS-82 to replace a limited validity emergency passport if it was issued more than one year ago.

There is no application fee for applying with Form DS-5504.

Applicants must submit the following documents in their applications using the DS-5504:

  • Form DS-5504 correctly filled out. The form must be signed and dated.
  • Most recent U.S. passport
  • One passport photograph taken within the past 6 months, size 5cm x5 cm, and with a white background
  • If applicable, evidence of Change of Name. Examples include: a marriage certificate, change of name deed, statutory declaration or court order Note: the name change must have taken place after your passport was issued.

Important:

For specific passport photograph, application fee and social security information, please ensure you continue reading this page. Applications received without all required documents will face delays.

DO NOT mail your application to the United States.

Photo Requirements:

  • Color photograph
  • Taken in last 6 months
  • No eyeglasses (If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to submit a signed statement with your application from a medical professional)
  • 2 x 2 inches (or 5cm x 5cm)
  • White background
  • For babies and small children, it is advisable to have someone take the photograph as photo booth photos may not be accepted. Infants’ eyes are not required to be open

Please click here for more information regarding passport photograph requirements.

Fees:

The non-refundable application fee for an adult passport renewal using form DS-82 is USD $110.00. The fee for mail in applications MUST be paid by official Bank Draft check, issued in US Dollars only, to avoid price changes due to fluctuations in the exchange rate. The Arabic name for bank draft check is شيك مصرفى. The check should be made out to U.S. Embassy – Cairo. Applicants will need a bank account at the bank where the bank draft check is issued. There is no fee for applying for a passport renewal with form DS-5504. For more information about application payment, please visit Passport FAQs.

Please note:

  • We cannot accept personal checks.
  • Incorrect payment amounts and methods will not be accepted.
  • The fee and name (U.S. Embassy – Cairo) must be correct or the application will be returned to you.
  • Your bank may charge you an additional fee for this service.

Social Security Numbers:

If you have been issued a social security number (SSN) you must provide it on your application for a U.S. passport. If the name on your social security record does not match the name on your passport application, please make sure that you have completed question 9 on the form – ‘List all other names you have used’.

If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”

How to Submit your Application by Mail:

DO NOT MAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES! All applications submitted by mail are processed at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

To ensure safe delivery of your application, please use a reputable, international mail service such as DHL. The U.S. Embassy is not responsible for applications which get lost in transit to the U.S. Embassy. You may mail your application to the following address:

Embassy of the United States of America
American Citizen Services
5 Tawfik Diab St.
Garden City, Cairo
Egypt

All approved applications will be returned via DHL. Processing time is approximately three – six weeks from the day we receive your application.