Renewal of regular U.S. passport for an adult

According to the information provided you qualify to have your passport renewed using a DS-82 or a DS-5504 form.  If you have reached this page directly, please make sure you qualify to use the aforementioned forms, you can do so by going to the Renewing your U.S. passport section.

Required Documents

  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photo with a white background. Make sure that the pictures comply with the requirements.
    Important: If your picture does not comply with the requirements your application will not be accepted and you will have to come again to the embassy another day.
  • Completed passport application Form DS-82 or DS-5504.
  • Applicant’s previous passport.
    Original and one (1) copy.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information (if needed).
    Original and one (1) copy. (Court order name change or similar).If your previous passport has expired you might also need to bring other proof of U.S. citizenship (example: Naturalization or Birth Certificate).

Once you gathered all the information you may choose from two of the following options:

We do not provide in person passport renewals for DS-82/DS-5504.

You may apply using the DHL service, for additional information please see the following tab.

Please take into consideration the following requirements before choosing this option:

  • Print form DS-82, including page 1 of the instructions (print on one-sided pages only)
  • Complete all sections of the form legibly in black/blue ink.
  • You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f)
  • You must provide a local telephone number (in Ecuador) in question # 7 and your local address (in Ecuador) in section #8
  • If the name you are currently using is different from the name on your most recent U.S. passport, you must provide a certified copy of the U.S. legal name change document.  Examples include: U.S. Marriage certificate, U.S. Divorce decree or U.S. Court-ordered name change document.
  • You must sign the form using the same signature that appears in your last passport.
    If your signature has changed since your last passport renewal, please provide legal proof of new signature (examples include: copy of residence card, driver’s license, federal or state-issued ID, or other passport).
  • You must include your most recent U.S. passport and one color copy of the biographic-data page.
  • You must provide one photo with your passport application (2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm), which must comply with requirements.
  • You must include a Cashier’s Check (cheque de gerencia/emergencia) for $110 issued in the name of U.S. Disbursing Officer. The U.S. Embassy’s RUC is 1791845986001.

If you would also like a passport card, please add $30 and keep in mind that is one check for each passport application. We cannot accept personal checks.

All these documents must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, except for page 1 of the DS-82 instructions form, which must be handed to the DHL Agent.

Failure to provide any of the requirements will result in having your application on hold or denied.

Sending your application via DHL

Only selected DHL locations are authorized to process this service, please check the following link to find the closest authorized agency:

  • You will be required to pay $15.00 + IVA to send your application and $15.00 + IVA to receive your passport back.
  • You can choose to send your passport passport renewal, using the DS-82/DS-5504 form, to the U.S. Embassy in Quito or the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil.
  • The entire process takes between 25 to 30 working days.

Given this is a mail in service; you may be called for an interview if it is required by the Consular Officer.  Also keep in mind that we may request additional documentation to support the application.


Consular Districts

You can apply at the Embassy or Consulate of your choice; however we always recommend applying at the Consular Section which covers the Consular District of your residence, since you could be called for another interview or deliver more documentation.

The U.S. Embassy in Quito covers: Bolivar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Pastaza, Pichincha, Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Sucumbios and Tungurahua.

The U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil covers: Azuay, Cañar, El Oro, Galápagos, Guayas, Loja, Los Ríos, Manabí, Santa Elena and Zamora Chinchipe.