US Passport - Applying in Person
You must apply for a US passport in person if:
Also note that there are special rules for all minors under age 16 and all minors age 16 and 17.
Proof of US Citizenship Required: When applying for a U.S. passport in person, you will need to provide proof of US citizenship. The following documents will be accepted as proof of US citizenship:
If you do not have primary evidence of U.S. citizenship or your birth certificate does not meet the requirements, you can submit an acceptable form of Secondary Evidence of US Citizenship.
NOTE: Effective April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State began requiring the full names of the applicant's parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information are no longer acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This did not affect applications already in-process that had been submitted or accepted before April 1, 2011. See: 22 CFR 51.42(a)
US Passport Application Form: You will also need to fill out, but not sign, Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport. This form must be signed in the presence of the Passport Agent.
US Passport Photographs: You will need to provide two (2) identical, passport-quality photographs with you application for a US passport.
Your US passport photographs must be:
*****Proof of Identification Required: When you apply for a US passport in person, you will need to present at least one acceptable form of identification, including:
Where to Apply in Person for a US Passport: You can apply in person for a US passport at any Passport Acceptance Facility (usually a Post Office).
******Processing Fees for a US Passport: When you apply for a US passport, you will need to pay the current US passport processing fee. You can also request expedited US passport processing for an additional $60.00 fee.
*******Need Your US Passport Fast? If you need expedited processing of your application for a US passport, the State Department strongly suggests you schedule an appointment.
How Long Will it Take? Current processing times for US passport applications can be found on the State Department's Applications Processing Times web page. Once you have applied for a US passport, you can check the status of your application online.
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