Passport Renewal
Critical information about renew passport

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the processing time for passport renewal takes 4-5 weeks, and the processing time is not guaranteed.

 

You may renew your passport if you answer YES to all the following questions:
  • You can submit your most recent passport; AND

  • Your current passport is not damaged or mutilated; AND

  • You were issued your most recent passport less than 15 years ago; AND

  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued;

 
Step 1 Gather and Prepare Passport Application Documents
 
1.Completed Passport Renewal Application DS-82 form online:

Click here to complete Form DS-82 Online: Following the instruction to answer all questions online. After answered all questions, you will see a “CREATE FORM” at bottom of the page. Click the button, then form DS-82 will come up. Please print out the form DS-82.

  • Please print one copy of the completed application form (DS-82).

  • Do not print the form on double sided pages.

  • You must sign the completed application form (DS-82).

2.Your most recent U.S. Passport
  • Your most recent passport must have been issued less than 15 years ago.

  • Your most recent passport must have been issued when you were 16 or older.

  • Your most recent passport is not damaged.

3.Two identical passport photographs
  • Photos must meet the government specifications photo requirements. Must be official passport-type only and approximately 2″ x 2″ with a clear background. The photo must be in color. Do not wear a hat, glasses, or any item that covers the face.

  • Homemade Digital Photographs are not acceptable.

  • It is suggested to take your passport photos at Walmart, Costco, Walgreens or CVS.

4.Proof of Name Change

If the name you are currently using differs from the name on your previous passport you must submit a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order showing the change of name. The name change document must bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents can not be accepted. All documents will be returned to you with your passport.

5. Proof of Departure

Please provide one of the following items if you have one:

  • A copy of your air plane ticket or

  • A copy of your itinerary from the travel agent or airline or

6. Authorization Letter

Click here to download and complete the Authorization Letter. This letter gives BCV the authority to submit your application and pick up your new passport on your behalf. Please complete and print out two copies of Authorization Letter.

7. Processing Fee and Time

U.S. Government Fee: Make one check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” (this is the government processing fee).

  • Passport Book: $170.00

  • Passport Book and Passport Card: $200.00

Note:

  • Write applicant’s full name and date of birth on the check or money order.

  • All personal checks must show a printed address.

  • Do not cross out and rewrite any information on the check.

  • Temporary or starter check is not acceptable.

Make the second check or money order in the amount of $35 payable to the Post Office or Court House which you visit.

BCV Service Fee: $89

Processing Time:  4- 6weeks processing.

8. Order Form

Click here to completely fill-out order form. You will be asked to input your personal information, order information, and payment information. After inputting your data, please print it out and send us with your application

 

Step 2 Ship Documents to BCV

Please send the following items to us via FedEx Priority or UPS (overnight).

  • BCV order form. Click here Download and printer out.

  • Form DS-82

  • The check or money order payable to BCV for the service fee

  • The copy of your authorization letter with your original signature

  • The copy of the proof of departure.

 

Shipping Address:

BCV Visa and Passport Services

21306 Chickory Trail

Katy, TX 77450              281 660 6151