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Applying in Person

Watch this video on how to apply in-person for an adult U.S. passport!

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How to Apply at a Passport Agency

1. Find out if you're eligible

To apply at this passport agency, you must:

  • Have international travel within 14 calendar days. 
    • If you need a foreign visa, your appointment must be within 28 calendar days of your travel.
  • Show printed proof of international travel. See examples in the 'Collect all your application materials' section below on this page.
  • Pay the $60 expedite fee with your application fees.

If you have a life-or-death emergency, please see Life-or-Death Emergencies. If you don't meet the requirements for an appointment, request expedited service.

We do not charge a fee to make appointments. If you asked to pay for an appointment, you should consider the request to be fraudulent. We are not affiliated with any third-party appointment booking services. We may not be able to honor appointments booked via third parties. Do not attempt to book duplicate appointments.

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2. Collect all your application materials

  • Printed confirmation of your appointment
  • Printed proof of international travel
    • Flying: show a flight receipt or an itinerary.
    • Driving or taking a boat to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean: show a hotel reservation, cruise or bus tickets, or international car insurance.
  • Fill out your form(s) online and print it 
  • All required supporting documents
  • One passport photo
  • Application fee and expedite fee. We accept:
    • Major credit cards
    • Debit/check card (not ATM cards)
    • Digital wallet payments such as Apple, Google, or Samsung Pay
    • Checks or money orders. Make payable to the U.S. Department of State.
    • Cash (Exact amount only - no change provided)

*We accept all forms for first-time and renewal customers. Not sure what forms or supporting documents you need? Start at the Passport Application Wizard.

 

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3. Make an appointment

Follow these steps:

I have not yet applied

  1. Go to our Online Passport Appointment System.
  2. Enter information about your travel plans to see if you qualify for an appointment. You may make an appointment for up to 7 members of your household.
  3. Enter your email address. We will email you a code which you must enter to continue making an appointment. Check your junk or spam folder if you do not see the code in your inbox.
  4. Enter your mobile phone number. We will send you an SMS text message with another code you must enter to continue making an appointment.
  5. Finish scheduling your appointment. Check your email for a message confirming the details of your appointment. The system will hold your appointment for 15 minutes. If you do not confirm your appointment within 15 minutes, start over.
  6. If you need to cancel or change the appointment, click the link in the confirmation email to get information about your appointment. If you made an appointment over the phone, forward the email you got to NPIC@state.gov with “Cancel my Appointment” in the subject line. 

I have already applied

Call 1-877-487-2778 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays through Fridays, or on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We close on federal holidays. 

Se habla español. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-888-874-7793 for TDD/TTY teletype services. 

Answer a few questions and we'll calculate your passport fees

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Where do you currently reside?

Check with your local U.S. embassy or consulate for information on how to apply for a passport.

Have you ever had a U.S. passport?

Do you still have the passport in your possession?

Note: If you want to renew both a valid passport book and passport card, you must submit both documents. For example, if you can submit a passport book, but you lost your passport card, you cannot renew the passport card. If you want to renew either a valid book or a card, you must submit the specific document you want to renew.

Is the passport damaged or mutilated?

Do you know the issuance date of your passport?

Do you know if your passport is still valid?

What is the Issuance Date of your passport?

Have you reported it lost or stolen to Passport Services?

A limited validity passport describes any passport issued with less than full 10-year validity for those 16 years and older and less than 5-year validity for those under age 16.

Are you replacing a "Limited Validity" Passport?

Was your passport issued domestically or overseas?

What was the validity of your limited passport?


Was your passport limited due to an ongoing change of your gender marker or a naturalization certificate replacement?

What is the Issuance Date of your Limited Validity Passport?

What is the Issuance Date of your passport?

Do you require any changes or corrections to what is currently printed on your passport?

Select all that apply:

Do you have an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document demonstrating your legal name change under federal or state law?

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Passport Options

Available for all U.S. Citizens
For new passports for children under the age of 16
Available for all U.S. Citizens

Passport Type

Passport Type: Book

Passport Type: Card

Passport Type: Book & Card

$130 (Valid for all international travel by air, land, and sea)
$30 (Valid only for return to the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean)
$160
$100 (Valid for all international travel by air, land, and sea)
$15 (Valid only for return to the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean)
$115
$0 (Valid for all international travel by air, land, and sea)
$0 (Valid only for return to the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean)
$0 (Valid for all international travel by air, land, and sea)

Passport Type

Passport Type: Book

Change/Correct Passport

What product do you need to correct?

Renew Passport

What product(s) are you applying for?
What passport product(s) are you submitting for renewal?
What passport product(s) are you submitting for renewal?
Would you like to add a Passport Book for an additional $130?
Would you like to add a Passport Card for an additional $30?

Processing Method

Processing Method: Standard

Processing Method: Expedited

Processing Method:Expedited at Agency

Processing Method: Overseas Processing

$0 If you live in Canada and need a passport, you may be eligible to renew by mail if you are requesting routine service. If you live in Canada and need a passport in less than our routine processing times, make an appointment to renew in person at the U.S. embassy or consulate.
No additional Fees - 6 to 8 weeks. Processing times begin the day we receive your application at a passport agency or center, and do not include mailing times which may add several weeks on to the door-to-door time it takes to receive your passport.
$60 - 2 to 3 weeks. Processing times begin the day we receive your application at a passport agency or center, and do not include mailing times which may add several weeks on to the door-to-door time it takes to receive your passport.
$60 - Restrictions apply* You must have international travel in the next 14 calendar days to apply at an agency or center.
$0 Check with your U.S. embassy or consulate.

*To be eligible, you must make an appointment and provide proof of international travel.

If you have a life-or-death emergency or other need for urgent travel abroad, the passport agency or center will do everything possible to issue a U.S. passport in time for your trip.

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No additional Fees Delivery by USPS Priority Mail for new passport book; documents may be returned by First Class Mail No additional Fees 1-2 day delivery service is not available for passport cards. Passport cards are delivered via First Class Mail only
$19.53 Delivery costs for new passport book. Your supporting documents may be returned by First Class Mail. Only the passport book will returned to you by trackable delivery. Passport cards and citizenship documents such as birth certificates and previous passports are returned to you separately via USPS First Class Mail. You may receive up to three separate mailings.
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Standard Delivery

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Execution Fee

$35.00
Total Payable to Department of State
Execution Fee
Payable to Acceptance Facility
$35.00

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