How to Get a Passport Record
passport record provides information concerning application forms,
United States citizenship evidence and other supporting documents
submitted in order to obtain U.S. passports.
Any record of international travel such as travel visas, exit
and entry stamps or resident permits is not included in passport
records since these are entered into the passport book after its
The steps that are required to get a passport record depend on the date that the passport was issued.
Passport Records for Issuances from 1925 to the Present
Submitting a Request for Your Own Record/Minor Children/with Authorization
The Privacy Act of 1974, (5 USC 552(a)) allows you to obtain copies of
records in your own name and the records of your minor children. This
is also applicable to incompetent persons for whom you are authorized
to act as a guardian as well as any person who has properly authorized
you to obtain his/her passport records. To request these records, you
need to submit a typed or clearly printed notarized
request that includes:
full name at birth and any subsequent name changes and/or the full name
of your minor child or children, if you are requesting their records;
if you are using an authorization, you need to provide your full name
- Legal authorization or evidence of parental relationship or evidence of guardianship, whichever is applicable
- Date and place of birth of the individual whose records you are requesting
- Your current mailing address;
- Your current daytime telephone number;
- Your current e-mail address, if available;
- The dates or estimated dates the passport(s) were issued;
- Passport numbers or any other information that will help locate the records; and
- A copy of requester's valid Federal or State issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license)
are no fees to request a regular copy of passport records, for your
minor children or persons whom you are authorized to represent.
Certified Passport Records
can get certified copies of passport records The certification fee is
$50.00 which can be paid by check or money order payable to "Department
of State". Mail your request for a certified copy and payment for such
to the following address:
U.S. Department of StateRequests Submitted for a Third-Party
Office of Law Enforcement Liaison
44132 Mercure Cir
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166
you want to get a passport record for someone other than those listed
above, this is considered a third-party or FOIA request. Under the
Freedom of Information Act, you may request for passport records of an
individual without their express authorization. You may send such
request to the same address provided above.
Passport Records for Issuances Prior to 1925
The National Archives and Records Administration maintain records for passports issued prior to 1925. You may write to them
at the following address:
National Archives and Records Administration
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