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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 (click here for the Department of State's requirement for U.S. birth certificates).
  • 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:  

Step 1:

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.

 

 Step 2:

Click here to schedule an appointment.  Use a valid email address and print your confirmation.  

Step 3:

Bring all the requirements with you to your appointment:

Step 4:

Show up for your appointment.  Once payment has been made and application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 2-3 weeks.