How to Apply for a Passport Renewal

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I’m headed to South America in a few weeks. I just learned that in order to get a visa for Ecuador, my passport must be valid for at least 90 days after I land in Quito. Oops…!

Should You Apply for a Passport Renewal by Mail?

YES. If you already have a passport that is not damaged, and received it within the past 15 years; and you were at least age 16 when it was issued, and you still have the same name as in passport (or you can legally document your name change), then you can apply by mail.

How to Apply for a Passport Renewal