Helpful Hints for Passport Renewal

We highly recommend using FedEx or UPS to ship the application materials to us with NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED as they are the most reliable shipping service and will provide you with accurate tracking information. Shipping delivery times with the United States Postal Service have shown to be unreliable.  ALL 1 Day Passport services need to be shipped to SPS via FedEx First Overnight, no signature required, or by UPS Early AM, no signature required. If we do not receive your package by 8:30 AM the 1 day process will be delayed by at least 1 business day.  Please ship your application materials to our Chicago location unless you have discussed an alternate location with our passport and visa specialists. officeLOCALE Passport Services can email you a pre-paid FedEx airbill to use for inbound shipping upon request. Please call or email us if you would like us to email you a pre-paid air bill.
We highly recommend using FedEx or UPS to ship the application materials to us with NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED as they are the most reliable shipping service and will provide you with accurate tracking information. Shipping delivery times with the United States Postal Service have shown to be unreliable.  ALL 1 Day Passport services need to be shipped to SPS via FedEx First Overnight, no signature required, or by UPS Early AM, no signature required. If we do not receive your package by 8:30 AM the 1 day process will be delayed by at least 1 business day.  Please ship your application materials to our Chicago location unless you have discussed an alternate location with our passport and visa specialists. officeLOCALE Passport Services can email you a pre-paid FedEx airbill to use for inbound shipping upon request. Please call or email us if you would like us to email you a pre-paid air bill.
We highly recommend using FedEx or UPS to ship the application materials to us with NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED as they are the most reliable shipping service and will provide you with accurate tracking information. Shipping delivery times with the United States Postal Service have shown to be unreliable.  ALL 1 Day Passport services need to be shipped to SPS via FedEx First Overnight, no signature required, or by UPS Early AM, no signature required. If we do not receive your package by 8:30 AM the 1 day process will be delayed by at least 1 business day.  Please ship your application materials to our Chicago location unless you have discussed an alternate location with our passport and visa specialists. officeLOCALE Passport Services can email you a pre-paid FedEx airbill to use for inbound shipping upon request. Please call or email us if you would like us to email you a pre-paid air bill.
We highly recommend using FedEx or UPS to ship the application materials to us with NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED as they are the most reliable shipping service and will provide you with accurate tracking information. Shipping delivery times with the United States Postal Service have shown to be unreliable.  ALL 1 Day Passport services need to be shipped to SPS via FedEx First Overnight, no signature required, or by UPS Early AM, no signature required. If we do not receive your package by 8:30 AM the 1 day process will be delayed by at least 1 business day.  Please ship your application materials to our Chicago location unless you have discussed an alternate location with our passport and visa specialists. officeLOCALE Passport Services can email you a pre-paid FedEx airbill to use for inbound shipping upon request. Please call or email us if you would like us to email you a pre-paid air bill.

It is important that you do not leave any fields on the US Passport renewal form blank. If it is necessary to cross something out, strike through the word(s) 1 time and initial next to it. If you have several cross outs, it is best to start over with a new passport renewal application. The information you provide should match the information on your current passport.

Passport Name Change

If your name has changed since your last passport was issued, you will need to include an ORIGINAL document such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree that proves your name was 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. 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.