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Application for a New Passport

How to Apply

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

Step 1:  Complete and print the DS-11 form . Do not sign the form.

Step 2: Provide evidence of U.S. citizenship.

You must submit one of the following original documents (or a certified version of the original) for your citizenship evidence. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies.

  • Full validity, undamaged U.S. passport (expired passports are accepted). Full validity means the passport is/was valid for 10 years for adults, or 5 years for children under 16.
  • A U.S. 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 were born outside the United States to at least one U.S. citizen parent, and you have not previously established a claim to U.S. citizenship, please visit the Citizenship Evidence page.

More information is available on the Citizenship Evidence page.

Step 3: Provide evidence of identity.

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

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license. Digital IDs cannot be accepted.
  • Full validity, undamaged U.S. passport (expired passports are accepted). Full validity means the document is/was valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children under 16.
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • U.S. Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal)
  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  • Valid (unexpired) foreign passport

Submit a photocopy of the front and back of each ID you present that is:

  • On white paper;
  • Single-sided; and
  • Does not decrease the image size.

Learn more about photo identification requirements.

Step 4: Attach one photo to your application.

Photo requirements for a U.S. passport may differ from passport photo requirements of other countries. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements

Step 5: Visit the local information section to make an appointment and learn how to pay the application fees.


Some locations accept fees in local currency and/or credit card payments. Visit the Local Information section to learn more.

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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