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How do I renew my U.S. passport?  Where do I find the form?

How do I renew my child’s passport?

How long will it take to get my new passport? 

If I don't plan to travel back to the United States any time soon, why should I renew my expired passport now?

My passport was lost or stolen.  What do I do?

Can I renew my passport before it expires?

Will you hold my current passport during the processing time?

Can someone pick up my passport for me?  What document will they need to provide?

I live far away. Can I have my new passport mailed to me?

I have Nicaraguan visa questions.  Who can I contact?

I want to come to the Embassy to submit my application, but the instructions tell me to schedule an appointment. Why can't I just come to the Embassy?

I have downloaded the passport forms and note that the instructions on the forms are different from those on this website. Which should I follow?

How much does it cost to apply for a passport and how can I pay the fee?

How long will it take to process my passport application?

What do I need and how long will it take to process an application for extra pages to be added to a valid passport?

I need a passport in an emergency; what can I do?

How long is an emergency passport valid for?

Does my passport need to be valid for 6 months or a year in order to travel?

Supporting Documents

Can I submit copies of the supporting documents?

I do not have my birth certificate/Consular Report of Birth Abroad; how can I obtain a copy?

How can I obtain copies of U.S. marriage, divorce, or death certificates?

Do I need photographs if I am renewing a passport?

Does my child require photographs?

How do I photograph a baby?

Where can I get acceptable photos taken?