EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated on June 23, 2020. It was originally published on March 1, 2016.

If you have a smartphone, an envelope and a credit card, you can now skip going to the post office or DMV to renew your passport—thanks to the ItsEasy Passport Renewal & Photo App (available for iOS and Android). The app offers US passport holders the option to renew their passports without leaving the home or office. ItsEasy is a government-registered and -approved agent and for a $34.95 fee (listed as the starting price), it instantly puts easy instructions, the correct government form, a secure trackable shipping label, and the ability to take passport photos at your fingertips.

Simply send your signed application and passport to them with the included trackable shipping label and they will pre-check all of your documents, submit government payment, print and attach your passport photo, and securely deliver your documents to the US State Department for processing.

Of course, passport-sized photos (2″ x 2″) can be used for passports, visas, state exams, licensing applications, and more, and you can use ItsEasy to take and acquire them. You can select the delivery option that suits you (shipping starts at $8.95).

If you ever lose your passport, just hit the ItsEasy panic button to learn what to do!

H/T to Fox News.


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3 Comments On "How to Renew Your Passport From Home"
  1. Kara Bui|

    What a practical application! Excellent!

  2. Jim in Atlanta|

    I submitted my passport for renewal back in February, it was received by the passport application office in Philadelphia on February 26 (I shipped it priority mail so I could track it), the check was cashed immediately, and I still have not received my new passport. They are backlogged quite a bit.

  3. Rich|

    You have recently highlighted different aspects for “Tips on Passport Renewal” (e.g., 1) ItsEasy Passport Renewal App; 2) Check status at Passport Agency, etc.

    First, I would suggest you aggregate all of the tips in one posting. I have another tip or two – First, send in the passport renewal by Priority mail (2 or 3 days). It only adds a couple of bucks and you can track it;

    Second, a week after you send in the Passport, check your bank account to see whether Passport Services have cashed your check. Even though I received a response of status not found on the gov’t website, my check was cashed, so I know that the envelope was received.

    Keep up the great work.

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