I need my US passport renewed in the next two weeks, but I'm unable to make it in person to a passport office. If I send my documents to a family member, can they apply for an expedited renewal in-person on my behalf?
According to Get a Passport in a Hurry:
Note: If you are a first time applicant, or if your most recent passport is lost or stolen or was issued more than 15 years ago, you must submit a Form DS-11 and apply in person at an authorized passport acceptance facility.
If you must apply in person (for the above reasons), then you must sign the form in the presence of the Acceptance Agent. From First Time Applicants:
Please note that you:
- Must not sign the application until instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent.