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ROUTINE Passport Renewal for Applicants Aged 16 And Over

You may apply for your passport by following the instructions on this page if:

  • You are at least 16 years old at the time of application; and
  • Your most recent passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older; and
  • Your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years; and
  • Your most recent passport was not limited, i.e. it was issued for its full five- or ten-year validity (see note below for exceptions to this requirement); and
  • You are able to submit the passport with this application; and
  • You are not requesting a change in the passport data, other than a name change due to marriage or a court order.

Please see Lost/Stolen Passports for instructions for replacing a lost/stolen passport, please see Correction of Information for instructions for changes of name by means other than marriage or correction of passport information, or see Passports for instructions for all other passport renewals.

Note: If you have an emergency limited-validity passport issued at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside the United States that is now expired, you may renew your passport using these instructions, provided you meet all other criteria above. If your emergency passport has not yet expired, please see Replacing an Emergency Passport With a Full-Validity Passport.

In Person Application Requirements

Please make an appointment online and bring the following to your appointment.

  • Your most recent United States passport;
  • Evidence of change of name by marriage: If you have changed your name by marriage since the last passport was issued, please provide your original marriage certificate. If you have changed your name by any other means you are required to apply for the passport in person at this office. Please follow the instructions for Correction of Information on Passport.
  • Form DS-82 must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet. If you experience trouble with the Passport Application Wizard, please see Passport by Mail: DS-82 for Form DS-82 [PDF]. For tips on completing the DS-82 [PDF], please see Completing Form DS-82.
  • One passport photograph: The Consulate will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements. Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable;
  • Fees: The application fee is US$110 or HK$880.

    Payment options are as follows:

    • U.S. or local currency;
    • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diners Club. All credit card transactions are in U.S. dollars, as if the transaction occurred in the United States.

Applying by Mail

If you are traveling within 10 working days, please make an appointment online and bring the following to your appointment, otherwise, please submit the following by mail. Please use Local Courier Post or Speed Post (in Macau) if you want to guarantee or trace delivery.

  • Your most recent United States passport: This passport will be cancelled and returned to you with your new passport;
  • Evidence of change of name by marriage: If you have changed your name by marriage since the last passport was issued, please provide your original marriage certificate. If you have changed your name by any other means you are required to apply for the passport in person at this office. Please follow the instructions for Correction of Information on Passport. To book an appointment, please see ACS Appointment System.
  • Form DS-82 must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet. If you experience trouble with the Passport Application Wizard, please see Passport by Mail: DS-82 for Form DS-82 [PDF]. For tips on completing the DS-82 [PDF], please see Completing Form DS-82.
  • One passport photograph: The Consulate will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements. Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable;
  • Fees: The application fee is U.S. $110.

    Payment options are as follows:

    • Check (certified or cashier's) made payable to American Consulate General Hong Kong. Personal checks are not acceptable;
    • Bank draft made payable to American Consulate General Hong Kong;
    • Money order (U.S. Postal, commercial; international, currency exchange) made payable to American Consulate General Hong Kong;
    • Checks, bank drafts and money orders must be drawn in U.S. dollars on a bank in the United States and must have been issued within the last five months. You are able to purchase this kind of draft, check, or money order at most large local banks. Please take these instructions and the following sample check to the bank for reference. (PDF 204 KB)

      Note: The Consulate is not authorized to accept credit card payments by mail. We will not accept cash by mail/courier nor overpayment. If you cannot make payment by one of the above methods, please make an appointment online.

Please mail your old passport, passport application, along with all supporting documents and photos. We cannot accept applications sent from China or other countries.

Your envelope should be addressed to:

Passport-by-Mail Service
American Citizens Services
U.S. Consulate General
26 Garden Road
Central
Hong Kong

Please enclose a self-addressed return envelope. We can only return passports to addresses in Hong Kong and Macau. Passport requests from applicants living in China or other countries will be returned.

Please note: While Hong Kong Post is very reliable, we cannot guarantee delivery of your passport. Those who want guaranteed delivery or the ability to track the receipt or delivery of their passport should include a self-addressed Local Courier Post Postage Prepaid Envelope (for delivery to Hong Kong) or Speed Post prepaid envelope (for delivery to Macau). The weight of the returned passport will be less than 500 grams. Inquiries regarding Speed Post or Local Courier Post should be directed to Hong Kong Post Office. As the Consulate does not keep track of tracking numbers, you are advised to keep a record of your Courier Post or Speed Post tracking number so you can track your passport's return to you.

Processing Time

An application for a full-validity (ten years) passport will be sent to the United States for printing with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should allow 10 working days for your application to be processed.

If you are traveling within 10 working days please make an appointment online.

 

Last modified: March 13, 2014

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