Passport Renewal for Adults

You are required to apply for a renewal passport in person at American Citizen Services by making an appointment using our online appointment system.

Routine Renewals for Adults

You may apply for your passport by following the instructions below if you can meet the following:

  • You are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Your most recent passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older.
  • Your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years.
  • 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);
  • 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.

If the above criteria are not met, please follow the link for instructions for replacing a lost or stolen passport , follow the Specific Requirements for Changes of Name link for instructions for changes of name by means other than marriage, or follow the Passport Renewal link 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 follow the Renewing an Emergency PPT for a Full-Validity PPT link.

Please bring the following documents with you:

  1. Your most recent United States passport.
  2. 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, please follow the Specific Requirements for Changes of Name link for instructions.
  3. Passport application form DS-82 (PDF, 88.5 KB): Follow the instructions on this page. Form DS-82 must be printed on separate sheets of paper. Do NOT print this form on the front and back of the same sheet.
  4. One 5×5 cm passport photograph: The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements. Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable. Photographs must be taken in the last 6 months.
  5. Foreign naturalization certificate: If you have naturalized as a citizen of a foreign country since your last passport was issued, please provide a photocopy of your foreign naturalization certificate and a statement regarding your intentions when you naturalized (i.e. whether or not it was your intention to relinquish your U.S. citizenship when you naturalized as a foreign citizen).
  6. Fees: The application fee is U.S. $110.00. Accepted payment methods are credit card and cash (U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Ukrainian hryvnyas).

Adults Whose Passport Was Issued Before Age 16

Please follow the instructions below if:

  • You are aged 18 or over.
  • Your most recent passport was issued before your 16th birthday and within the last 15 years.
  • You are able to submit your most recent passport with your application.

Please bring the following documents:

    1. Your most recent United States passport.
    2. Proof of identity:
      • a valid passport of any country;
      • a valid driver’s license with photograph;
      • a national identity card with photograph;
      • a valid U.S. or State government ID card;
      • a U.S. military ID card.
    3. Proof of U.S. citizenship:
      • naturalization certificate;
      • citizenship certificate;
      • a U.S. birth certificate;
      • Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
    4. Any foreign passport that you may currently hold, have held, or been included in.
    5. Name change documentation: If you have changed your name since your most recent passport was issued, you will be required to furnish name change documentation. Please follow the Specific Requirements for Changes of Name link for additional application requirements.
    6. Passport application Form DS-11 (PDF, 101 KB): Follow the instructions on this page. Form DS-11 must be printed on separate sheets of paper. Do NOT print this form on the front and back of the same sheet.
    7. One 5×5 cm passport photograph: The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements. Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable. Photographs must be taken in the last 6 months.
    8. Fees: The application fee is $135.00.  Accepted payment methods are credit card and cash (U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Ukrainian hryvnyas).

Adults Whose Most Recent Passport Was Issued More Than 15 Years Ago

Please follow these instructions if:

  • You are age 18 or over.
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • You are able to submit your most recent passport with your application.

Please bring the following documents:

    1. Your most recent United States passport.
    2. Proof of identity:
      • a valid passport of any country;
      • a valid driver’s license with photograph;
      • a national identity card with photograph;
      • a valid U.S. or State government ID card;
      • a U.S. military ID card.
    3. Proof of U.S. citizenship:
      • naturalization certificate;
      • citizenship certificate;
      • S. birth certificate;
      • Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
    4. Any foreign passport that you may currently hold, have held, or been included in.
    5. Your foreign (non U.S.) naturalization certificate: If you have acquired another nationality through naturalization or registration since the issuance of your most recent passport.
    6. Name change documentation: If you have changed your name since your most recent passport was issued, you will be required to furnish name change documentation, i.e. your marriage certificate. If you have changed your name by means other than marriage, please follow the Specific Requirements for Changes of Name link for additional application requirements.
    7. Passport application form DS-11 (PDF, 101 KB): Follow the instructions on this page. Form DS-11 must be printed on separate sheets of paper. Do NOT print this form on the front and back of the same sheet;
    8. One 5×5 cm passport photograph: The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements . Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable. Photographs must be taken in the last 6 months.
    9. Fees: The application fee is $145.00.  Accepted payment methods are credit card and cash (U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Ukrainian hryvnyas).

Processing Time

The application for a full-validity (ten years for adults) passport will be sent to the United States for printing with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should allow seven working days for your application to be processed. When the new passport is ready, you will need to come back to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy to pick it up. Your old passport must be presented to the Consular Officer. It will be cancelled and returned to you at this stage.

To have your new passport sent to you by FedEx, please inform the consular employee at the U.S. Embassy when submitting your application.  You will need to complete a delivery form.  Please note that the passport can only be sent to an address in Ukraine.

In cases where the applicant must travel urgently or has an immediate need for a passport, the Embassy or Consulate can issue an emergency limited-validity passport.

Specific Requirements for Changes of Name

This section contains special requirements for the varying types of name changes. These documents are required in addition to the other requirements needed for your specific passport service.

The Department of State directives determine the manner in which names are entered in United States passports. The following information covers the majority of cases that arise. If a particular case does not fall within these guidelines, the Embassy will consult with the Department of State.

Most applications for a change of name must be accompanied by at least three pieces of acceptable identification showing use of the new name. In some cases, these records must cover a certain time period. Please carefully read the instructions for your specific name change.

Acceptable pieces of identification may include:

School Records
Tax Records
Military Records
Medical Card/Records
Driver’s License
Federal/State/Local Government Card
Deeds to Property
Insurance Records
Foreign Passport
At least one of the following:

Employment Records
Bank Books
Credit Cards
Utility or Phone Bills

Married/Divorced/Widowed Applicants Using Maiden Name or Previous Married Surname.

An applicant whose maiden or previous surname is restored after a divorce may have the passport written in that surname provided he/she submits the divorce decree or court order so specifying (original or certified copy).

A married, divorced, or widowed applicant who uses a maiden or previous married surname exclusively may have the passport written in that surname provided he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above;
Death or Divorce Certificate;
Evidence of claim to the former name: i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate, or expired U.S. passport in that name; and
If using a previous married surname, the applicant will be required to complete a statement which includes the spouse’s name, date and place of birth, date of marriage, and reason for termination (i.e. divorce, death).

Maiden or Previous Married Surname as “known as” entry

An applicant may have his/her maiden or previous married surname included in his/her passport as a “known as” name provided he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above; and
Evidence of claim to the former name: i.e. marriage certificate, birth certificate, or expired U.S. passport in that name.

“Known As” Professional or Religious Name

An applicant who has assumed a name for professional or religious reasons, while retaining the use of the legal name, may have the professional or religious name included in the passport as a “known as” name provided that he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above.

Use of Stepfather’s Surname by Minor

A minor who has been using the surname of his/her stepfather may have this name reflected on the passport provided that he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above showing exclusive use of the new name for at least five years. If the child has used the name for less than five years, the name may be included as a “known as” name.

Use of Guardian’s Surname

When the whereabouts of the natural parents are unknown or the natural parents are deceased, and the child has assumed the guardian’s surname, the passport may be issued in that surname provided he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above showing exclusive use of the new name for at least five years. If the child has used the name for less than five years, the name may be included as a “known as” name;
Evidence of legal guardianship (such as the original or certified copy of a court order); and
In the case of the death of the natural parent(s), the death certificate(s) must also be provided.

Assumption of Parent’s Birth Surname Following Divorce

If a minor has assumed the birth surname of a parent following divorce, the passport may be written in that surname provided he/she submits:

Three pieces of acceptable identification as listed above showing exclusive use of the new name for at least five years. If the child has used the name for less than five years, the name may be included as a “known as” name; and
The original divorce decree.