New Passports are for first time passport applicants age 16 or older. Also for adults that have had a passport before, but that passport expired over five years ago. Your new passport will be valid for 10 years. Please note that your are responsible for paying the government fee of $195.00 for your new passport.
Passport Renewals are for passport applicants that were issued an ADULT passport within the last 15 years. If your passport was valid for 10 years, and it has expired within the last 5 years, you need a passport renewal. You must have the passport in your possession and it must be in good condition.
If you are under 16 years old, then a child passport is what you need. Even if you have had a passport before, you still need to apply for a child passport as long as you are under 16. Your child passport will be valid for 5 years. You are responsible for paying the government fee of $165.00 for your child passport.
If you have lost your passport and are age 16 or older, then a lost passport is the correct application for you. Your new passport will be valid for 10 years. Please note that your are responsible for paying the government fee of $195.00 for your lost passport replacement.
If your name has changed since your passport was issued, AND your passport is LESS than a year old, you can apply for a re-application of your passport. If your passport was issued over a year ago you need to change your name on your passport, you must apply.
Generally this second passport is either issued to travelers that travel so frequently they need to have one in the consulates obtaining visas while traveling with the other – OR – it is issued to travelers that travel to Israel and also travel to Arab countries.