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Application for a New Passport

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.

Step One:  Complete the form.

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

Step Three: Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
Note: you must provide an original or certified version of your citizenship evidence.  We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies. You must submit one of the following documents:

  1. Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  2. 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
  3. Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  4. Certificate of Naturalization
  5. Certificate of Citizenship
  6. If you were born outside the United States to at least one U.S. citizen parent, and this is your first attempt to claim U.S. citizenship, please print and complete the DS-5507 form in addition to the DS-11 in preparation for your appointment.

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

Step Four: Present ID

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

  1. In-state, fully valid driver’s license
  2. Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  3. Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  4. Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal)
  5. U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  6. 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.
      • U.S. embassy, consulate, or office providing consular services will not be able to offer emergency passports with X gender markers until all technological updates are complete in late 2023. If an X gender marker passport holder loses their passport while traveling overseas, they will need to select a binary gender marker (M or F) to be issued an emergency passport. Once they have completed their travel, they have up to one year from the date of issuance to apply for a free replacement routine passport with an X gender marker using Form DS-5504.

Submit a photocopy of the front and back of each ID that you present when you apply

      • A photocopy must be on white paper.
      • A photocopy cannot be double-sided.
      • Do not decrease the image size (although you may enlarge it).

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

Step Seven: Make 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

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    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.