Passport Renewal for Adults

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv now requires all eligible adult passport renewal applications be submitted by mail.  Please do not schedule an in-person appointment if you are eligible to apply by mail. Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants must pay the $110 passport renewal fee online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal. See requirements below to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment. See our FAQ page for more information on this new process.

Please note that the online fee option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in, or visiting, Ukraine. U.S. citizens who reside outside of Ukraine are not eligible for the online fee payment option at this time. Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only. If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest to you.

We require that all adults renewing a 10-year passport do so by mail. Note that mail-in renewal is not possible for renewal of lost/stolen passports, children’s passports, passports issued more than 15 years ago, or for first-time adult passports (after age 16). The average turnaround time for the mail-in passport renewal is 3 weeks.

  • If within a year of your previous passport issuance your name has changed  or you discovered that your  passport has data or printing error, follow the instructions and links provided here.

You must renew by mail if you answer “yes” to ALL statements below about your passport:

  • You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application.
  • It’s undamaged other than normal wear and tear.
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older.
  • Was issued within the last 15 years.
  • Was not limited, i.e. it was issued with a 10 year validity (see NOTE below for exceptions to this requirement).
  • Was 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.
  • You currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Ukraine.

If you answered “no” to any statement, you must apply in person.

NOTE:  If you have an emergency limited-validity passport issued at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside the United States that has now expired, you may renew your passport using these instructions, provided you meet all the criteria above. If your emergency passport has not yet expired, please see more information here.

Instructions for DS-82 Processing by Mail and Online Fee Payment – for U.S. citizens residing in Ukraine:

Step 1: Fill out the Form DS-82 available online here or as a downloadable PDF.   
You must print and sign the form.

  • Form DS-82 should be printed out on separate sheets of paper. Do not print this form on the front and back of the same sheet.
  • All fields must be filled out, including your mailing address in Ukraine (which will be used for courier pass back) and your last U.S. address as the permanent one.
  • Please provide your local cell phone number on the application form so that the courier can get in touch with you when the passport is ready.
  • If you have been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) you must provide it on your application.
  • If you have never had the SSN, 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.”
  • If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefits Unit  to restore it before applying for the passport.
  • Please list an emergency contact on the application form. If your emergency contact is in a country other than the U.S., please list the country name next to the city in the “City” field.

Step 2: Include your most recent U.S. passport – original and copy.
Step 3: Include one color 2×2-inch (5×5 cm) photo. Click here for photos requirements. If your photo does not meet the requirements, we will not be able to process your application.
Step 4: Include the name change documents (if applicable) – original and copy.  Documents must be original with English translation if applicable (ex. Marriage certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order).
Step 5: Pay the $110 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. Print the electronic confirmation you receive via e-mail after successfully paying the fee and include it in the package you send to the Embassy.

Processing takes about two to three weeks. Please mail your application package for passport book replacement via the courier company Elin Ltd. ((044) 364-0696) to the following address:

American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy
4 Igor Sikorsky St.
Kyiv 04112

You can check the delivery status of the application directly with the company at (044) 364-0696.

Once your new passport is ready, it will be sent along with the cancelled old passport to your mailing address in Ukraine via the courier company Elin Ltd. The courier will contact you prior to delivery.

If you prefer to drop-off your passport application at the Embassy in person, you can come to the Embassy with the prepared application package on Tuesday or Thursday (except for Ukrainian and U.S. holidays) at 1:30 p.m.  Please note that if any of the above criteria are not met, your package will not be accepted and you will be turned away.

NOTE: If you wish to renew your passport card in addition to your passport book, you need to schedule an appointment using our online appointment system and submit the application package for both passport book and card in person. Passport card renewal fee is $30.

You must make an in-person appointment using our online appointment system for any of the following special circumstances:

  • Your current passport was  issued for less than 10 years (see NOTE below for exceptions to this requirement).
  • Your passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • You are applying for your first adult (over the age of 16) passport.

NOTE:  If you have an emergency, limited-validity passport that has now expired, you may renew it using the Renewing Adult’s 10-year Passport (by Mail) instructions, provided you meet all the criteria. If your emergency passport has not yet expired, please see how to replace it here.

More detailed information on how to renew a limited validity passport can be found here.

Please bring with you to your appointment:

1.A completed DS-11 form.Do not sign it.

  • Form DS-11 should be printed out on separate sheets of paper. Do not print this form on the front and back of the same sheet.
  • All fields must be filled out, including your mailing address in Ukraine (which will be used for courier pass back) and your last U.S. address as the permanent one.
  • Please provide your local cell phone number on the application form so that the courier can get in touch with you when the passport is ready.
  • If you have been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) you must provide it on your application.
  • If you have never had the SSN, 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.”
  • If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefits Unit to restore it before applying for the passport.
  • Please list an emergency contact on the application form. If your emergency contact is in a country other than the U.S., please list the country name next to the city in the “City” field.

2.Your most recent U.S. passport – original and copy.
3.Second proof of identity – original and copy of your valid government-issued ID (foreign passport, driver’s license, etc.)
4.Original and copy of your U.S. Birth certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, or Naturalization Certificate.
5.One color 2×2 inch (5×5 cm) photo. Click here for photo requirements. If your photo does not meet the requirements, we will not be able to process your application.
6.If you are ages 16-17, you must show parental awareness of that you are applying. Please see special instructions here.
7.The application fee is $145.00.  Accepted payment methods are credit card and cash (U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Ukrainian hryvnyas).  Please note: we are not authorized to accept personal checks or money orders.

Processing takes about two weeks once the application has been approved.