Apply in person if you respond "Yes" to at least one of the following statements:
Use our Form Filler tool to fill out your form and then print it.
If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew by Mail.
Applying for a Passport Outside the United States: Learn how to apply in person if you live in a foreign country.
DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
Use our Form Filler tool to fill out your form online and then print it. The Form Filler will save time and reduce errors caused by handwriting. If you are experiencing technical issues with the Form Filler, download a PDF. Do not sign your form until instructed to do so by a passport acceptance agent or employee.
Your evidence must be an original or certified, physical copy. A certified copy is any document that has the seal or stamp of the official issuing authority. You must submit one of the following documents:
If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.
Paper only: 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.
Returning your document: You will need to provide your evidence of U.S. citizenship to the acceptance agent or passport employee. We will return your document in a separate mailing up to 8 weeks after you receive the new passport.
In addition to the original or certified copy of your U.S. citizenship, you must submit a photocopy of the document.
Photocopies must be:
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.
You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.
If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.
If any of the below categories apply to you, you may have additional requirements for your passport application. Please see the relevant page for more information.
You must provide one photo with your application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all photo requirements.
You must pay fees for passport services. When applying using Form DS-11, you will pay two separate fees - an application fee and an execution (acceptance) fee.
Adult Applicants (Age 16 and older):
|Product||Form||Application Fee||Execution (Acceptance) Fee|
|Passport Book & Card||DS-11||$160||$35|
Child Applicants (Age 15 and younger):
|Product||Form||Application Fee||Execution (Acceptance) Fee|
|Passport Book & Card||DS-11||$115||$35|
Expedited service costs an additional $60. For information on forms of payment and a full list of fees and services, please see Passport Fees.
*How to fill out your check for the application fee. Please note you must pay the execution (acceptance) fee separately to the acceptance facility.
Inside the United States:
Outside the United States:
Contact your U.S. embassy or consulate.
Note: It may take 2 weeks from the day you apply until your application status is “In Process.” During these 2 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is scanned and sent to us. If your passport status update says “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us.
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.
You can apply for both a passport book and a passport card at the same time on Form DS-11, but you must pay both fees.
Yes. You may choose one or both of the following shipment options:
You may receive your passport and the supporting documents submitted with your application in separate mailings. If you are renewing a passport card, we will send it to you via First Class Mail. We do not use 1-2 day delivery services if you only applied for a passport card.
If you are behind in child support payments of $2,500 or more, you cannot get a U.S. passport. For more information, please see Child Support Payments and Getting a U.S. Passport.
After we print your passport, we will send it to you and return your supporting documents. How we send your passport and supporting documents depends if you applied for a book and/or a card and if you paid an additional fee for 1-2 day delivery.
I applied for a passport book only: You may receive your newly-issued passport and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport before you receive a second mailing with your citizenship documents. We can send your passport book via a 1-2 day delivery service.
I applied for a passport card only: You may receive your newly-issued passport card and your citizenship documents in two separate mailings. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport before you receive a second mailing with your citizenship documents. We only send the passport card via First Class Mail. We do not send cards via 1-2 day delivery services.
I applied for both a passport book and passport 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. You may wait 8 weeks after receiving your passport book before you receive a second and third mailing with your passport card and citizenship documents.
When applying for the first time or for your child, you will need to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship and photo identification with your application. Go to our Citizenship Evidence page and Photo ID page for examples of documents we accept.
For example, if you were born in the United States and you do not have your birth certificate, you will need to contact the county, city, or state where you were born and request a certified copy of your birth certificate.
We also realize that some customers may not have a driver's license to present as photo ID. We accept other types of government-issued, primary photo ID, and will accept multiple forms of secondary photo ID if you do not have a primary ID.
No. You cannot get a passport for free using this form, which is a request for a fee waiver and is provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This form is for immigration services and does not apply to U.S. passports.
If you choose not to submit a photocopy, you may submit a second certified copy of your birth certificate. We will keep this second certified copy for our records.