Frequently asked U.S. passport questions
Check out our FAQ to see the most recurring questions about passport renewals!
How does MyExpatPassport work? What do I need to get started?
We don't. Your U.S. passport will be issued by the U.S. State department and sent to you from the U.S. Embassy.
Great question! MyExpatPassport acts as a go-between yourself and the U.S. Embassy.
You answer a few questions on the web to determine if we can help you or not - in some cases, you will be required to show up in person at the U.S. Embassy to apply for your U.S. passport. In those cases, there's obviously no fee to us paid.
If we can help you, you fill out the passport application, get the photo done and send everything, including your old passport, to us. We check for completeness and any other issues that may exist and will let you know what needs to be done to resolve those issues.
Once everything is in order, we prepare your application for the embassy, including the envelope with the return address, the right postage and so on. Then we take your documents to the U.S. Embassy, pay the applicable fees and inform you accordingly.
It depends a little: If you order a U.S passport card in addition to a standard U.S. passport, it will take a few extra days. Also, if there's a U.S. holiday, the Embassy will be closed, adding an extra day.
But, broadly speaking and for passport books only: Once your documents arrive at our place, we check if they're complete. We typically deliver the passports coming in twice a week. Then it will take about 8 business days for the US consulate to send your U.S. passport to you and arrive at your place. You should get an email notification once it's mailed.
We save you a trip to the U.S. embassy (which can be a day-trip, depending on where you live), we make sure that your documents are in order before passing them on to the U.S. embassy, and you can pay us through a multitude of online payment options and not with a paper check. 🙂
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Yes, but you'll need to send us a statement why you need the second passport and need to send the expired one with your application.
Unfortunately, this will require you to go personally to the closest embassy.
Yes, if they're over 16 and had a passport for at least 10 years. If they had a 5-year-validity passport or if they're under the age of 16, then a personal appearance is required. (In the case of under 16 year olds, both children and parents would need to come to the office.)
The total fee is €149.
Of that, €105 is the fee for your passport at the embassy. Then there's the postage and envelope for your new U.S. passport to be sent to you. The rest is our handling fee.
Small caveat: If you order a U.S. passport card as well, it will be an extra €29, which will completely cover the fee at the embassy.
Mailing a passport application to the U.S. embassy is possible - but you'll have to include a check in the envelope to pay for the applicable fees.
You can also go to the nearest embassy and submit your application in person, then you can either pay by credit card or in cash. In some cases, we're not able to submit your application on your behalf and you'll have to visit the U.S. embassy yourself.
We're situated in Vienna, in the fourth district.
Yes! You'll need to send your old U.S. passport to Vienna, and we will deliver it to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. There is no requirement for you to renew your U.S. passport at the embassy closest to you.
Of course you can!
We're listed on the U.S. embassy's site as a mail courier partner: https://at.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/apply-renew/
If you'd like to inquire about us with them further, you can find the contact details right here:
Right now, we're only offering our passport services to U.S. citizens in Germany and Austria. If you're interested, you can send us an email and we'll be happy to inquire further!
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