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How to get a U.S. passport

Do you daydream of exploring the world? From ancient ruins and sandy shores, to picturesque country sides and exciting new cities, make your dreams a reality. If your trip takes you international, you will need to obtain a valid U.S. passport, and possibly a travel visa so you don’t miss out on your vacation. Let AAA be your guide. 

How to apply for a U.S. passport

First-time applicants

First-time applicants must apply in person at an authorized Passport Application Acceptance Facility or Passport Agency if:   


  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport or are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16; was lost, stolen or damaged; or was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change.


Visit the U.S. Department of State website to download required forms and for more information. 


Renewal by mail

You can renew an expired or soon-to-be expired U.S. passport by mail if it meets the following criteria: 


  • It is undamaged and can be submitted with your renewal application
  • It was issued when you were 16 or older and within the last 15 years


Visit the U.S. Department of State website to download required forms, for more information and to see where to mail your renewal application. 



Expedited passport & travel visas

Many countries require your passport to be valid 6 months after your return date, and some of your favorite destinations may require a travel visa to enter. Make sure you have everything you need in time for your departure date and get exclusive AAA rates on expedited passport and travel visa courier services online with RushMyPassport.


Top 3 reasons our members take advantage of these services:

  • Personalized application review can help avoid common mistakes that would normally cause a delay
  • Save time, skip long lines, and hold times - let RushMyPassport work with the passport office or embassy
  • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of real time tracking of your passport or travel visa
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Expedited passport service

Receive exclusive AAA rates on expedited passport courier service with RushMyPassport. Personalized application review can help avoid common mistakes. Start your online application today.

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Expedited visa service

Receive exclusive AAA rates with RushMyPassport, a leader in online visa expediting services. Personalized document review helps avoid common mistakes. There’s no need to visit a consulate or embassy on your own. Start your online visa order today.

Passport photos

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Get your passport photos taken at a AAA branch

AAA members receive a discount on a set of 2 passport photos taken at a AAA branch.1


  • Classic members pay $10 plus tax
  • Plus® members pay $8 plus tax
  • Premier® members receive a set for free
  • Non-members pay $15 plus tax

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6 tips to speed up your passport application

According to the U.S. State Department, routine service to get a passport could take as long as 16 weeks from the date of submission. AAA has helpful tips for you to consider before you apply.

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