One of America’s oldest cities, Boston has been one of the country’s gateways to the rest of the world since before the US even existed. Today at Logan International Airport, you can catch a plane that will take you directly to Canada. Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Later this year, Japan Airlines will add service to Asia, as well.
Renewing Your Passport in Boston
Of course, to take advantage of these convenient international travel opportunities, you’ll need a valid passport. If yours has been gathering dust in a drawer for too long, here’s what you need to know to renew it.
The first step is figuring out whether or not you are eligible to apply for your passport renewal by mail. Take this quick quiz to see whether or not this will be an option for you:
- Is your current passport still undamaged and in your possession?
- Was your current passport issued to you after your 16th birthday?
- Was your current passport issued to you less than 15 years ago?
- Are you still using the name that your last passport was issued under, OR do you have legal documents to support a name change request?
If you answered yes to all of the following questions, you can apply for your passport renewal by mail. Here’s how:
- Fill out passport renewal form DS-82, and send it in to the address listed on the form. Also include the following items:
- Your current passport.
- One new passport photo
- If you need to change your name on your next passport, include legal documents like a marriage certificate or court order to support your request.
- A check or money order to cover the required passport fees. (more…)