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  • Writer's pictureCapt. Rex Witkamp

Mariners with MMC: How to renew your US Passport in One Week

Updated: Jan 23, 2022


We just went thru this. It takes very little, time. It is more expensive, but very convenient. Sent out on Thursday, it arrived on Monday.


Here is how it's done.


US Passport Marine Division (877) 487-2778


Call this number to confirm the below list of documents, mail to address, and charges before mailing out your application.

Save this number in your phone contacts, sooner or later, you will share the contact with a friend who needs this info.


Where to Mail your application:


El Paso Passport Agency

ATTN: MARINER PROGRAM

303 North Oregon Street, Suite 700

El Paso, TX 79901

United States


List of Documents to send:


  1. DS-82 Passport Renewal Form - link here

  2. Passport Photo - Easily obtained in minutes from a local CVS...

  3. Your Current Passport

  4. A copy of your both pages on Current Merchant Mariner Credential (front and back of your ID page)

  5. Check or Money Order in the amount of $208.32, payable to US Dept of State. This covers the $130 fee, +$60 expedited fee, +$18.32 1-2 days delivery fee.


This application process will not allow for the additional Passport Card version of your Passport.

In order to obtain the wallet sized card version of your passport, you must submit an additional passport application using the normal renewal process.


That's It. Just be sure to add tracking to your shipping going out.


Track your Passport Application Status Here:


Reference US Passport Renewal Application website:

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