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U.S. Passport Application Form FAQ

United States Passport Application FormsPassport application forms are only one or two pages in length plus a few pages of instructions. A few can be completed online. All of them can be downloaded and completed offline. If you complete the application form offline, be sure to use black ink and to write legibly. The acceptance agent will ask you to fill out the form again if you don't.

You may have a specific situation that are not dealt with in the instructions. You might find the information you need reading through the answers to frequently asked questions about passport applications. You can also visit some of the web pages on this site for further information including passport application printing guidelines and a list of available passport application forms.

List of Passport Application Form FAQ

Click below to read complete answers to frequently asked questions about passport application forms.

Which application should I use if the information on my passport was incorrect due to typing error?  Question: When I received my passport for the first time back in 2005, it was incorrect and I never went back and had it corrected but now I need a passport ...

Form DS 82 Step 10 Most Recent Passport Book or Passport Card  Question: Form DS-82 Renewal application form. On DS-82 form, step #10 asks for name and date issued. The third space says, "Most recent passport book ...

What emergency contacts are acceptable on the passport application form?  Question: When filling out Question 18 (Emergency Contacts), does the contact (who is not traveling with us) need to reside in the US? We do not have ...

Don't Know Exact Divorce Date  Question: I have all the papers needed to apply for my Passport Card to go to Canada, but I never got my divorce papers when I was divorced in 1981. My ...

What if I put that I've never been married on my passport application but I actually have?  Question: I have been married for 15 years but my husband and I separated after 7 years of marriage. So I want to know what happens if I put on my ...

What form do I need to renew my 16-year-old and 17-year-old children's passports?  Question: What form do I need to renew my 16-year-old and 17-year-old children's passports? Do both parents need to be present when obtaining the passport?...

Do my kids qualify for an American Passport?  Question: I am a Canadian citizen, my husband has a US passport. He was born in Canada to a Canadian mother and American father. My question is do ...

Section 10 on DS-11  Question: The question I have is both my parents are deceased. Can I put in they're deceased plus do not have the information they ask for. Thank you....

What do I enter for place and date of name change in form DS-82?  Question: I was married 5 years ago but did not change my legal name until recently. What do I enter for question 11 in form DS-82 for place and date ...

Marital Status Questions on Passport Application  Question: It bothers me that I am being asked about my ex husband. The question states, "Have you ever been married?" but then goes on to ask for his ...

What is the End. # on the passport application form?  Question: On page 1 of passport application on the top right hand corner there is a box with letters which you have to check off .. they look like this ...

I will be moving from Michigan to Arizona in the next month. What do I put down as my permanent address on form DS-11?   Question: I recently accepted a teaching job in Arizona. When I move down there on July 1st, I will change my Michigan License and Plates to Arizona....

For a young child's first passport, whose name to enter at the top of the form?  Question: We are planning to get a first passport for our 1-year-old daughter. At the top of page 1 of the application form, shall I enter my daughter's ...

What do the small boxes in the top right corner of the passport application mean?  Question: What does the boxes R, D, O, and DP shown at the top right corner of page 1 mean? Also, what is required for End# and Exp# within the same ...

Do I need my ex-husband's place of birth for the passport application?  Question: I do not know how to contact my ex-husband and we have not been in contact since the divorce. It wasn't a good marriage nor a good divorce ...

Is there some type of "No Fee" form for renewing a No Fee Passport?  Question: Federal Govt employee, current PP expires in Jul 2010. Cannot find anything specific addressing this here or at the State Dept. Thanks. Answer:...

Is Question #19 ("Travel Plans") a required field on passport application form DS-11?  Question: I want to renew my passport, but the exact date of departure and my length of trip are uncertain at this point. I don't understand why a document ...

What form do I need to fill out for a court ordered name change of a minor with a passport that was issued more than a year ago?  Question: Also, I have another daughter that got her passport when she was 5 months old, and now that she is 3 years old she looks nothing like her baby ...

Do I need to fill out page 2 of the renewal form?  Question: Do I need to fill out the 2nd page of the application if I am not planning a trip right now? Answer: Yes, you need to fill out the last ...

What form do I need to fill out if I already have a brown military passport?  Question: I am in the Air Force and have my military passport. It is not recommended to carry this. I want to get the blue civilian passport. I also ...

If I was adopted, do I need to put my old name on the passport application?  Question: If I was adopted do I need to put my old name on the passport application? Answer: The name that you put on your passport application ...

I purchased a passport application guide but do I really need it?  Question: I purchased a passport application guide for $45.00. Do I really need this? Answer: You can download the passport application form for free ...

Section 10 of Passport Application: Parent Names  Question: When I filled out the application using the online form the Date and Place of Birth for parents was not listed as a required field. Are ...

Where do I send my application for passport renewal?  Question: I'm an American citizen with residency in Norway. Currently IN the US (until April) and my passport (and Norwegian residency sticker inside ...

Forms when applying for a new passport  Question: What forms of identification and/or other forms do I need to take with me when applying for a new passport? Answer: Here is a list of ...

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