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Passport Renewal

Passport Services will serve mariners who urgently need a passport for international voyages, and whose current valid passport expires in 13 months or less.  Passport Notice to Mariners for Renewal

Instructions for Urgent Assistance

If you have not already applied for a passport:

1. Contact the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 and identify yourself as a mariner who urgently needs to apply for (or renew) a passport.

2. The Duty Officer will take your information and schedule an appointment at the nearest passport agency.

3. In addition to your passport application materials, described on, you will also need to submit a letter from your employer or your U.S. mariners union, on company letterhead that includes the below. This letter will be provided to you by your detailer.

4. Make a clear copy of your Merchant Mariner Credential (MCC) to include with your application.

5. Bring the application, required documents, and the passport fee that includes the $60 expedited fee with you to your appointment.

If you have already applied for your passport but have not received it, contact the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 and identify yourself as a mariner who has already applied and urgently need your passport. The Duty Officer will provide further instructions and the passport agency will contact you to coordinate the delivery or pickup of the completed passport.

To request Sea Service Letters, email the POC at: To expedite your requests, please provide your full name and the position you sailed in. Please provide the name of the ship or ships for the letters you are missing. Scanned copies will be sent by email and hard copies will be mailed when a mailing address is provided.

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