There’s an app out that allows you to renew your passport from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting around in Walgreens or the Post Office to renew your passport. The app also has much more valuable information that you can use as a frequent traveler.
The app is free to download and easy to use and even has decent reviews on both Android and Apple which is always nice. The passport renewal fees are $29.95 plus the cost of the passport’s $110.00 standard renewal fee. This gets you your passport in 6 weeks or less. You can also pay an extra $60.00 to get it in less than 3 weeks. ItsEasy will review your paperwork to ensure that everything is good to go before shipping it to the US Department of State.
The app also gives you the option to just order the pictures. It’s always good to have extra passport photos laying around. ItsEasy can deliver them by mail as quickly as the next day as long as you pay the shipping cost which starts at $5.95. You can also get them delivered to your email for you to print elsewhere.
Once you submit your passport renewal application through the form you can check your order status at any time through the app.
You can also set up a handy passport renewal reminder if you’re getting close to your passport expiring.
The feature I love the most is being able to search through a list of countries to see if a visa is needed for your situation.
It also has a link on what to do if your passport is ever lost or stolen.
Check out the screenshots I created below…
I have not tried this out myself as my passport still has plenty of pages and nowhere near the expiration date. But all in all I think I will definitely keep this app on my phone. It has valuable information contained in it. It’s useful just for the passport picture feature if not anything else.
Download for: For Apple For Android – Looks like they don’t have an Android app anymore
*Disclaimer - I couldn't find anything on the State Department's web site about this, but ItsEasy is a visa and passport company that has been in business since 1976.