Where are passports mailed from

Inside the United States:

Mail your completed application, including your most recent passport, name change document (if applicable), photo, and fees, to one of the addresses below. Please see Processing Times for information on how long it will take to get your passport. 

If you live in the United States, you must use the United States Postal Service (USPS) to mail your renewal application and supporting documents. If you live in Canada, you should use Canada Post. Please do not use other delivery services such as UPS, FedEx, or DHL. Only USPS or Canada Post can deliver to the PO Box addresses listed on Form DS-82. If you use UPS, FedEx, DHL, or another company to send your application, the application will be returned to you.

Routine Service (If you live in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, or Texas):

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 640155
                Irving, TX 75064-0155

Routine Service (If you live in any other state or Canada):

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 90155
                Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

Expedited Service (Additional fee applies. For any state or Canada):
Write "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the mailing envelope.

                National Passport Processing Center
                Post Office Box 90955
                Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955

When mailing your passport application from the United States, please use:

  • An envelope large enough to fit the application without folding
  • Mailing by the United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • trackable delivery method. The method used must be able to deliver to a P.O. Box address.

When sending your passport application from Canada, please use Canada Post. We will return the completed passport and supporting documents to you via USPS First Class Mail. One-to-two day or express delivery is not available if you live in Canada.

You may be eligible to renew in person at a passport agency or center if you need a passport quickly. Please see Get a Passport in a Hurry for more information. 

Outside the United States (any country besides Canada):

Please contact your U.S. Embassy and Consulate for how to submit your documents, since processes vary.