First Passport Application (For U.S. citizens Age 16 and Older)
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You may only apply for a U.S. passport if you are already in possession of one of the following documents:
U.S. birth certificate
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Certificate of Naturalization
Certificate of Citizenship
If you do NOT have one of these documents but believe you have a claim to U.S. Citizenship, please click here.
If you have one of the above documents but have never had a U.S. passport, print the checklist of requirements by clicking here and follow the instructions below:
Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form. If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF format). To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. Get a free download from the Adobe website.
Check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
Click Apply Online.
Print the DS-11 form upon completion.
Please note that some instructions and options on the form are only applicable in the United States.
Click here to schedule an appointment. Use a valid email address and print your confirmation.
Please bring the original of the following documents with you to your appointment:
- The printout of the Checklist of Requirements, signed and dated
U.S. Birth Certificate*, Consular Report of Birth Abroad*, Certificate of Naturalization, or Certificate of Citizenship
Valid photo ID* (e.g. valid passport or two other governement-issued photo ID, such as driver license, State ID card, SSS, BIR, voter's ID, etc.) Postal ID is not acceptable.
- Two pieces 2"x 2" photos
Printout of appointment confirmation
$135 in cash (U.S. dollars of Philippine pesos equivalent) or credit card
*Also bring one photocopy along with the original. Otherwise, you will be charged for the photocopying fee of $1.00 per page at the Embassy.
Once payment has been made and application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 2-3 weeks.