Renew Adult Passport
How to Renew a 10-Year Passport (Age 16+)
Passport Applications Requiring a Personal Appearance
(If you do not meet any of the below requirements, you do not need to apply in person and may have someone else bring your application, supporting documents, applicable fees, and current passport to the Embassy on your behalf.)
You must apply for a passport in person if:
- Your previous passport was issued when you were under 16, or your (or your child's) current passport was issued for a 5-year validity period. (For passport applications for minors under the age of 16, please see the Renew Minor Passport
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or mutilated. Please see the section on lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated passports.
- You are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time, please see the First Time U.S. passports section.
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago, please see the First Time U.S. passports section.
- Your name has changed since your last passport was issued and you do not have a legal document formally changing your name;
Renewal Applicants should submit all of the following:
A completed passport application Form DS-82. Find out which application form process you must use--there are 4 criteria for using Form DS-82:
- I can submit my most recent passport and
- I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport was issued and
- I was issued my most recent passport in the last 15 years and
- I use the same name as on my most recent passport or since my passport was issued, I have had my named changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name-change.
- If you answered no to any of the 4 statements above…stop! You must go to the First Time U.S. Passport
Key DS-82 items:
If you have an U.S. Social Security number, please complete that block--this is required by law. If you do not yet have a Social Security number, write zeroes in the number spaces. You will then have to apply for a Social Security number along with the U.S. passport application.
Please type or print legibly in black ink when completing all sections of this application. Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application.
Note: the online version of the application form includes instructions on the backside written for use in the United States, which do not apply to your application in Malaysia.
Each DS-82 application form must be accompanied by:
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship (as explained below)
- Proof of Identity (as explained below)
- Two photos (as explained below)
- Fees (as explained below)
- Additional documents as requested and
- Current U.S. passport (if it was not lost or stolen
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship
You may prove U.S. Citizenship with any one of these documents:
- Previous U.S. passport (mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as proof of U.S. citizenship.)
- Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state in which you were born.
- Note: A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth.
- Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
- Naturalization Certificate
- Certificate of Citizenship
- Proof of Identity
You must establish your identity to the consular officer's satisfaction. Temporary or altered documents are not acceptable. You may prove your identity with any one of these documents, if you are recognizable in it:
- Previous U.S. passport (mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as of U.S. citizenship.)
- Naturalization Certificate
- Certificate of Citizenship
- Current, valid, driver's license; government ID: city, state or federal; military ID; Malaysian passport or Malaysian MyKad ID card.
- Note: Your Social Security card does NOT prove your identity.
If you cannot prove your identity as stated above, you must appear with an identifying witness who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has known you for at least 2 years. Your witness must prove his or her identity and complete and sign an Affidavit of Identifying Witness (Form DS-71) (PDF 73 KB) before the consular officer. You must also submit some identification of your own.
- Two (2) identical, recent (last 6 months) color photos taken full face, with a white background, measuring 5 cm by 5 cm (2 in x 2 in). Please ask the photographer for U.S. passport-sized photos, otherwise you may be given the wrong format. Photo instructions
- Fees: The adult U.S. passport renewal fee is $110 or the equivalent in Malaysian Ringgit. The fee must be paid in cash or by credit card.
- Current U.S. Passport (if it was not lost or stolen)
Once we receive the completed passport application, it takes approximately two weeks for you to receive your new passport.
For further information about the U.S. passport application process, click here.
Note: When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your U.S. passport bio page separately from your U.S. passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will facilitate issuance of an emergency passport.
Security at the Consular Section
All official facilities are mandated to use access control procedures for all visitors and their handbags and packages. No luggage, electronic or photographic equipment is permitted in our waiting room or on other Embassy premises.
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