If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
You can apply for a passport book, a passport card, or both documents.
You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the '52 page' box at the top of the application.
Listing Jerusalem as your Place of Birth: Effective October 29, 2020, U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem will be able to request either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” as their place of birth when applying for a U.S. passport. Please note you do not need to reapply for a new U.S. passport, because your document will remain valid after this change in our policy. If you choose to renew or reapply for a passport with the new place of birth designation, you must pay all applicable fees. U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem who do not specify their place of birth on passport applications as “Israel” will continue to be issued documents that indicate their place of birth as “Jerusalem.”
If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.
Please note you cannot submit digital evidence of U.S. citizenship such as a mobile or electronic birth certificate. You must submit physical evidence of U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the document.
Submit a photocopy of the front (and back, if there is printed information) of the U.S. citizenship evidence you’re submitting.
Photocopies must be:
On white 8.5”x11” standard paper
Black and white
If you don't want to submit a photocopy of your citizenship evidence, you may submit a second certified copy of your citizenship evidence, which we will keep. If you don’t submit a photocopy or a second certified copy of your citizenship evidence, your passport processing could be delayed.
If you have your own current identification document (ID), you may apply for a passport. You must show at least one legal parent or legal guardian is aware that you are applying for a passport. Your passport application may be denied if we have received written objection from one of your legal parents or legal guardians. For more information, please see Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program.
How to Show Parental Awareness:
A legal parent or legal guardian appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport. The agent or employee accepting the application will ask your legal parent/legal guardian to sign Form DS-11. Bring a photocopy of that parent or guardian's ID.
Submit a signed note from your legal parent/legal guardian with a photocopy of their ID.
Submit proof that your legal parent or legal guardian is paying your application fees (Example: parent or guardian name is written on the check or money order).
We may ask you to submit a notarized statement of consent to issuance from your legal parent/legal guardian (e.g., on Form DS-3053). The statement must should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent or guardian's ID.
You (or your parent/guardian) must present one of the following IDs to the acceptance agent.
In-state, fully-valid driver's license
Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship (if the photo is still looks like you)
Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
Valid foreign passport
Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)
If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.
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 have already had a full-validity (10 year) passport issued to you when you were age 16 or older, you may use Form DS-82 to renew your passport. Please see Renew a Passport by Mail to see if you are eligible to apply using Form DS-82.
Some acceptance facilities require appointments and others do not. We recommend calling the acceptance facility ahead of time to verify their hours, acceptable forms of payment, and appointment requirements. Find your acceptance facility.
Passport Book Only: You may receive your newly-issued passport and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. Please contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) if you do not receive a second mailing within 10 business days of receiving the first. We can send your passport book via a 1-2 day delivery service.
Passport Card Only: You may receive your newly-issued passport card and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. Please contact NPIC if you do not receive a second mailing within 10 business days of receiving the first. We only send the passport card via First Class Mail. We do not send cards via 1-2 day delivery services.
Passport Book and Card: You may receive three separate mailings; one with your citizenship documents, one with your newly-issued passport book, and one with your newly-issued passport card. Please contact NPIC if you do not receive the second or third mailing within 10 business days of the previous mailing.
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