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Passport renewal by mail in London

Applying by Mail via the Embassy in London

Your completed application must be submitted through the courier service, DX.  It is not possible to apply for this service in person.  

DX is a private courier agency contracted by the U.S. Embassy London to provide courier services on behalf of the Consular Section.

The Embassy cannot assume any responsibility for the efficiency, integrity or reliability of DX. The service provided is solely a matter between the customer and DX.

DX will collect your documents, deliver them to the Embassy, and return them to you once processing has been completed. Applicants should make a note of their tracking number at the time they book the service. DX will provide you with the envelope at the time they collect your documents.  

Detailed information on DX services and booking is available from their website, or by calling 0871-562-6666 (Calls cost 10p/min. from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will cost considerably more).

Processing Times

Processing time for a full validity (5 or 10 year) U.S. passport is approximately 4 weeks

Processing time for adding pages to a U.S. passport is approximately 2 weeks

If you are traveling within that time (and can provide proof of planned travel), please contact the Embassy for further information

Important Notice

  • Please ensure that you complete your application in full and submit all required supporting documentation. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to you unprocessed. Your entire application, including any required supporting documentation, will need to be resubmitted once you have corrected the discrepancies.