Renew a U.S. passport for an adult

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 June 30, 2022. Please click here for additional information.

DS-82 Adult Passport Renewal 

The U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania is accepting online fee payments for renewal of regular U.S. passports for adult applicants.  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 $130 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 the checklist below to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment. The processing time is approximately two weeks from the date we receive your application and payment.

Can you renew by mail and pay for your DS-82 passport renewal application online?

Review the following checklist to determine your eligibility:

1. I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book by mail with my renewal application. YES NO
2. I was at least 16 years old when my most recent U.S. passport book was issued. YES NO
3. I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago. YES NO
4. My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration. YES NO
5. The U.S. passport book that I am renewing has not been mutilated, damaged, lost or stolen. YES NO
6. I currently use the same name as appears on my most recent U.S. passport book, or I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper certified documentation to reflect my name change with my renewal application. YES NO
7. I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Romania. YES NO

If you have answered NO to any of the statements above, you are not eligible to pay your passport renewal fee online. Please review the Passport Services page on our website to find information on the available payment options for your passport renewal.

If you have answered YES to all items on the checklist, you are eligible to pay your passport fee online.

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

Step 1:  Complete the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form Please complete the entire form by typing or printing clearly in blank ink.  Be sure to sign and date the form where indicated.

NOTE: Inclusion of a Social Security Number or an Application for a Social Security Number is now required for all passport applications. If you would like to apply for a U.S. passport, and you don’t have a Social Security Number or can’t remember your Social Security Number, please click here.

Step 2:  Obtain one color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; full face, frontal view against a plain white or off-white background. See more information on photo requirements.

Step 3:  Include the passport you are renewing in the package you mail to the Embassy (this passport will be canceled and returned to you along with the new passport).

Step 4:  Include one photocopy (color or black and white) of the data page of the passport you are renewing.

Step 5: Include name change documents (if applicable) (original + 1 photocopy). If you would like to change the name on your new passport due to marriage, divorce or court order, please include proof of your name change. Documents must be original with English translation if applicable (ex. Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order). The documents will be returned to you along with your new passport.

Step 6: Pay the $130 passport application fee via the  U.S. government’s secure payment site. After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you send to the Embassy. In the name fields, please use your current legal name, even if it is different from the name that appears on your prior passport. If you are submitting a payment on behalf of another passport renewal applicant, please enter their name. All fields are required. Note: You can only use this form to pay for one passport application at a time. Fee payments for multiple renewal applications must be submitted separately.

If you wish to pay by U.S. postal money order, you do not have to visit Pay.gov or pay online. Please include it with your application when you mail it in.

Step 7:  Mail all the items listed above to the U.S. Embassy in Romania at the below address:   
U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania
Attn: Consular – American Citizen Services
Blvd. Liviu Librescu nr. 4-6, Sector 1
Bucharest 015118

We strongly encourage you to send your DS-82 passport renewal package via registered mail or a courier service of your choice. You do not have to include a prepaid envelope for return of your documents. Please note that you must place an order with the courier company and pay the fee for shipping your documents to us. The embassy will not pay the delivery fees.

Your old passport will be returned to you along with your new passport and any documents submitted to us. We will contact you for delivery details when you new passport is received at the embassy. The processing time for a full validity U.S. passport is approximately ten business days from the date when we received your application and payment. The delivery time is 24 – 48 hrs and the mailing fee will be paid to the courier on delivery.