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DS-11 For 16 and 17 Year-Olds

How to Apply

Based on the information provided, you need to complete a DS-11. Please see the Local Information section to determine if you are required to submit an online form or a handwritten form.

Please Note:  Some embassy, consulate, or office providing consular services require a complete Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) with a Minor or Youth passport application.

Step One: Complete the form, linked above.

Step Two: Print it out, but do not sign it.

Step Three: Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (Original or Certified copies):

You must submit one of the following. Your evidence must be an original or certified copy. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

      • Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
      • A birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
          • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
          • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
          • Lists your parent(s)’ full names
          • Has the date filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
          • Has the registrar’s signature
          • Has the seal of the issuing authority
      • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
      • Certificate of Naturalization
      • Certificate of Citizenship

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.

Step Four: Submit documentation that lists the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child applying for a passport.

The following may be used to show parental relationship:

Please note: Some documents, like a U.S. birth certificate, show both U.S. citizenship and parental relationship. These documents must be originals or certified copies (not photocopies).

Step Five: Parental Awareness:  If A legal parent or legal guardian cannot appear with you in person when you apply for your passport:

      • Submit a signed note from your legal parent or legal guardian with a photocopy of their ID.
      • Submit proof that your legal parent or legal guardian is paying your application fees (Example: parent or guardian name is written on the check or money order).
      • We may ask you to submit a notarized statement from your legal parent or legal guardian (e.g., on Form DS-3053) which states he or she supports you receiving a passport. The statement must be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent or guardian’s ID.

Step Six: Bring a photocopy (front and back) of the Citizenship Evidence document (to leave at the Mission).

Step Seven: Present ID.

You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.

      • In-state, fully valid driver’s license
      • Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
      • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
      • Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal)
      • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
      • Valid foreign passport

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.

Please note:

      • Some states now issue digital ID documents (also known as mobile driver’s licenses or mobile IDs). We cannot accept these digital IDs when you apply for your U.S. passport. You must continue to submit your physical, photo ID and a photocopy of the ID.
      • If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.
      • If you are changing the gender marker in your U.S. passport, please see these additional requirements.
      • Bring a Photocopy of ID

Step Eight: Submit a photocopy of the front and back of each ID that you present when you apply.

      • Photocopy must be on white, 8 1/2 x 11″ standard paper.
      • A photocopy cannot be double-sided.
      • Do not decrease the image size (although you may enlarge it).
      • Provide a photo

Step Nine: Attach one photo to your application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements.

Please note: Photo requirements for a U.S. passport may differ from passport photo requirements of other countries.

Step Ten: If you have a damaged passport, prepare a signed statement explaining the damaged or mutilated condition of your passport book and/or card.

Step Eleven: View local information below to determine fees and payment process.

Step Twelve: Set an Appointment

Be sure to view local information below to determine fees and payment process and additional requirements.

Fees (Prices in U.S. Dollars)

Product Application Fee Execution (Acceptance) Fee
Passport Book $130 $35
Passport Card $30 $35
Passport Book & Card $160 $35

Local Information

Please Select Your Country or Area: 

    Important Information

    What not to bring to your appointment

          1. Visitors are not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets, and similar electronic devices onto the premises. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.
          2. To facilitate and speed up your entry into the compound we recommend you bring no large bags such as suitcases, backpacks, and packages.
          3. Baby food and/or essential medications (in plastic containers only, NO glass) should be brought to the attention of the guards.
          4. Once you enter the screening area, be prepared to remove all metallic items, together with your coat/jacket, belt, handbag/rucksack/briefcase, etc.