Document Checklist

US Passport Renewal Service

Checklist Instructions

Swift’s website is designed to give you detailed instructions that will fully prepare you to apply for a visa or passport. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully and make sure to send us all of the requirements to ensure the fastest and most trouble-free service, and to prevent delays in processing. Contact Swift at 877.917.9438 if you have any questions or concerns about your application materials.

Note: In order to checkout, you will need to check each item in the list below.

Your US Passport

Your Passport must meet the criteria listed above.

DS-82 US Passport Renewal Application
  • Complete the Passport Renewal Application form online, via the Department of State website and print it.
    • Enter all information requested- missing information can cause delays
    • Hand Written Applications WILL NOT Be Accepted by the Passport Agency
    • The US government now requires all applicants to list their social security number, even children. It is no longer permissible to enter a parent's number or all zeros for this question.
    • You will come to “Summary of Fees” page (only check $60 Expedite Fee & Passport Book Fee) & click SUBMIT
    • on the next page, scroll to bottom and click CREATE FORM
    • The completed DS-82 Passport Application form will open as a PDF document, PRINT THIS FORM AND SIGN (NO DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING)
  • Printed application must look like the image below, with a 2D barcode in the upper left corner:
    DS-82 Passport Renewal Application Barcode
2 Original Letters of Authorization

Complete and sign 2 ORIGINAL Letters of Authorization.  Download Letter of Authorization Here

Form Instructions:

  • Be sure to complete AND sign ALL pages
  • Print Single Sided only. Passport Agency will not accept double sided forms
  • Please complete form in black or blue ink.  Passport Agency will not accept any other colored ink
Passport Type Photo

Photo Requirements: Photos must have been taken in the last 6 months, be 2 inches by 2 inches in size, and have white background with no patterns or background objects visible. Photo must be in color and be free of glare. Ears should be visible, and you must be facing forward. Effective Nov 1, 2016 no glasses allowed!  Headbands and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Feel free to smile!

  • Option 1: Upload your saved photo file with our file uploader located in our checkout.  Please follow the Swift Photo Guidelines
  • Option 2: Obtain a passport photo from a passport photo service (Walgreens, CVS, FedEx, etc.). Include photo in your package to Swift Passport Services.
Proof of Departure

Proof of departure can be any of the following:

  • A copy of your airline ticket or flight itinerary from your travel agent, airline, or online booking company. A print out of he confirmation email that you are emailed after booking a flight is ideal.
  • A signed letter detailing your business travel. Please follow this letter format
  • A signed letter detailing that your job requires you to travel frequently and with short notice. Please follow this letter format
  • A signed letter explaining that you will be driving to Canada and/or Mexico. Please follow this letter format
Additional Items Required if You Changed Your Name

If your name has changed since your passport was issued, you need to provide proof of name change.

Include an ORIGINAL document such as a marriage certificate and/or divorce decree that proves your name(s) was(were) legally changed. You will also need to include a copy of a valid photo ID that shows your new, changed name. If you do not have government issued ID or your ID is not 6 months old, you will need to submit supplemental ID.

Original documents will be returned to you with your new passport. If you have not legally changed your name, make sure you list your name(s) the same way that you did on your previous passport. To prevent delays, sign all documents the same; if your signature varies, it could delay your service.