Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
|YOU MUST SUBMIT FORM DS-11 IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TRUE:|
|If the above statements do not apply to you, you may be eligible to apply for a
U.S. passport by mail! For more information, see How to Renew Your U.S. Passport.
STEP 1: Complete and Print Form
DO NOT SIGN Form DS-11 until you are instructed to do so at the Acceptance Facility.
- If completing Form DS-11 online, make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct before printing. Print the completed form using black ink on one-sided pages.
- If completing Form DS-11 by hand, do so legibly and in black ink. Make sure that all of the entered information is complete and correct. Illegible applications may delay application processing times.
STEP 2: Submit Completed Form In Person + Additional Documents
NEED A U.S. PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY?
You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency only if:
- The U.S. passport is needed in less than 2 weeks for international travel
- The U.S. passport is needed within 4 weeks to obtain a foreign visa
Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency.
|If you are overseas and need to apply for or renew your U.S. passport, please follow the instructions under the U.S. passport section in Tips for Americans Traveling Abroad.|