Beginning Next Year, You Can Renew Your Passport Online

Travelers will be able to renew their passports online next year when the State Department rolls out the option to the general public. The convenient renewal process, which started as a pilot program in August, will be fully launched for travelers in early 2023. As part of the online application process, travelers can upload their own photo and pay by credit or debit card or by using an ACH payment to transfer funds from their bank account. To qualify for online renewal, you must currently have a passport that is or was, valid for 10 years. It’s fine if your passport has expired, but you can’t renew documents online that are too new or too old. So, if you have more than one year left on your passport (meaning it was issued after 2013), you can’t renew online. The same goes for expired passports that were issued more than 15 years ago, in 2007 or earlier. You must also be at least 25 years old, and must not be changing your name or gender on the document. Lost or damaged passports also can't be renewed online. Passport renewal fees are the same whether you renew online or via traditional methods: $130 for adults and $135 for minors. An additional $60 fee is required for expedited service.