It’s a horrible feeling – sticking your passport in the mail to get it renewed and waiting weeks for its return. Our trust in the U.S. mail system is at an all-time low. We barely trust it with a postcard, much less our precious passport.
But starting in 2023 you can renew your passport online provided you meet certain criteria. You must be 25, your passport was issued between nine and 15 years ago and it was valid for 10 years.
You still have to wait 7-10 weeks for its return, or four to six weeks if you expedite it.