How long is a passport valid and when should I renew my passport?

If you are 16 or older when the passport is issued, then your passport will be valid for 10 years and you’ll be eligible to renew your passport within 15 years from the date of issue. If you are 15 or younger when the passport is issued, then your passport is valid for 5 years and you will not eligible to renew your passport by mail but must reapply as a new applicant.

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1. Where do I get a passport application?
2. How long does it take to get a passport?
3. How do I renew my passport?
4. My passport was lost or stolen. How do I get a new one?
5. How long is a passport valid and when should I renew my passport?
6. How do I get a certified copy of my birth certificate?
7. My child, who is under 18 yrs old, needs a passport. How do they get it?
8. Do I have to provide my Social Security Number on my Passport application?
9. How do I find out about the status of my passport application?
10. I was recently married/divorced. How do I change my name on my passport?