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How to Apply for a Passport

Need an overview of how to apply for a passport? Start here!

Five Steps. #1- Form. #2-Supporting Documents. #3-Photo. #4- Fees. #5-Submit.

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Getting a Passport

1. Fill out your form

 

Form Used For

DS-11 (Must Appear In-Person)

DS-82 (Mail-in)

DS-5504

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2. Collect your supporting documents

You'll need:

  • Citizenship evidence
  • Identification
  • Proof of relationship (for children under 16)

The specific documents you need depend on what form you're using.

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3. Get your photo

You need one 2" by 2" color passport photo. See Passport Photos for requirements and photo examples.

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4. Calculate your fees

Passport fees depend on a number of factors. See Passport Fees to find your fees and methods of payment.

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5. Submit!

Not sure what form to use? Visit our Passport Wizard.