Renew an adult passport

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning November 1, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bucharest is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person.  Please see our Adult Passport Renewals by Mail page to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

Special Note:  Please note that the online fee option is a pilot program limited to U.S. citizens residing in Romania.  U.S. citizens who reside outside of Romania are not eligible for the online fee payment option at this time.

Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizen Adult Passport Renewals:

  •  You can submit your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card;
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport card was issued;
  • You hold a 10 year U.S. passport which was issued within the past 15 years;
  • Your U.S. passport has not been limited from the normal 10 year validity period due to passport damage/mutilation or multiple passport thefts/losses; and
  • You are not requesting a change in the passport data, other than a name change due to marriage or divorce or court order for which you can submit official documentation (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) to support the name change.

If you do not meet these criteria please see the appropriate category of service on our Passports page  for instructions on making an appointment to submit a DS-11 passport application in person at the embassy/consulate.

DS-82 Passport Renewal Form Submission Options

Beginning November 1, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may 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 PayPal.  Please see our Adult Passport Renewals by Mail page to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

Applicants who wish to apply for their passport renewal in person may still do so.  This requires an appointment and paying the fees to our cashier at the Embassy/Consulate.  Click here for more information.