Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

UPDATE: If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. See this page for more information.

Note: While the U.S. government currently permits the use of expired travel documents for returns to the United States in certain circumstances, travelers in Thailand are subject to local laws and regulations. Travelers possessing expired travel documents are encouraged to verify exit requirements with local authorities prior to travelling.

Attention U.S. citizens living abroad: after June 30, you may no longer use your expired passport to return directly to the United States. Contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to renew your passport.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features. These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility. U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens: U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.

First Time passport
Name usage: The name on the form DS-11 should be the name recorded on your citizenship evidence such as Naturalization Certificate, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad Certificate. Should you wish to document your name differently, an official name change document such as Court order of Name change, or Name change certificate must be provided to reflect the change.

Beginning 1 July 2018: All passports renewed at U.S. Embassy Bangkok will be returned to the applicant by Thai Post registered mail. For further information please select your relevant passport renewal option above.

Please note:

  • There are NO “expediting services” overseas.
  • Extra pages cannot be added in U.S. passports, you must renew your passport if it is full.

Carefully review the above categories for specific details and information regarding your passport renewal options.

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