June 18, 2007
Renewing Your U.S. Passport
Step 1: Locate Your Most Recent Passport
Step 2: Go get passport pictures. I went to a local photo place that charged me $10, the post office also does it, but they charger $15 and are mostly only open Monday through Saturday.
Step 3: Go to travel.state.gov renewal form.
Step 4: Fill out Form DS-82 Online.
If you need to change your name because you recently got married you will need to supply a marriage certificate.
Step 5: Print form
Step 6: Sign Form
Step 7: Address large padded envelope to National Passport Processing, P.O. Box 13349, Philadelphia, PA 19101-3349.
Step 8: Place form, two new photos, old passport and a $67 check made out to the U.S. Department of State.
Step 9: Place in mailbox.
My new photos, as you can see above, kind of make me look scary - not being shaved and all. Typically, you want to take these photos when you are looking as normal as possible.