United States Passport Guide
The United States passport resources below are links to pages on this website that will provide you with detailed information about U.S. passports and applying for them. Also, you will find links to helpful tips on expediting your passport, replacing it if it gets lost or stolen and other useful information. You can access a list of acceptance facilities and regional agencies. Information is provided for U.S. embassies and consulates to popular travel destinations just in case you ever need to replace your travel document while traveling abroad. You can even check the foreign entry requirements for the country or countries you plan to visit.
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This article provides the basics. If you know nothing about the process, this is a good place to start.
Types of Passports
List of types of passports available to citizens of the United States and requirements for obtaining each type of passport.
List of application forms and their descriptions. Find and download the appropriate forms for your needs.
What is the difference between the book and the card? Which one do you need? Find the answer to these and other questions here.
Want to know how much it costs to get a passport? This page lists all the fees, including those for file searches, overnight delivery and more.
Discover what this is and steps you can take to keep it from happening to you, especially when traveling abroad.
Get the passport photo dimensions and all other requirements on this web page.
Passport Problems to Avoid
Learn how to avoid problems with the application process and while taking international trips.
Passport Processing Times
List of application processing times according to the when and where the form is submitted.
Need a record of your's or someone else's passport? You can find out how to apply on this page.
Find out how many applications are processed each year and which states process the most.
Recent changes in the travel document have meant the inclusion of a RFID chip. Discover how this works and what it means?
A second passport can be issued if you meet very specific requirements. Discover what those are in this article.
How to Get a U.S. Passport Overseas
Learn how to apply for emergency, limited-validity and full-validity passports at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
How fast can you get your passport? You might be surprised at the answer.
Getting your travel document for the first time or replacing one that has long expired? This is the information you need.
Renewals are easier and less time consuming than first-time applications. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Minors ages 15 or younger have special requirements. They are listed on this web page.
Passport Name Change
Get the instructions for requesting a name change due to marriage, divorce, adoption or court order.
Lost your passport and don't know where to find it? Get the help you need to get a new one here.
Learn the steps you need to take to protect yourself and replace your stolen passport.
Your travel document must be replaced if it is significantly damaged. What does that mean? Click the link for the answer.
Add Pages to Passport
Running low on visa pages and need to add some more for an upcoming trip? Get the info you need to get it done quickly.
It is very frustrating to discover your travel document arrived with errors in it. Discover the steps to get them corrected in a hurry.
Passport Offices by State
A list of application acceptance facilities organized by state.
Passport Offices by County
Locations you can apply listed by county.
Passport Offices by Major Cities
Places you can submit an application and supporting documents in the most populated cites in the United States.
Regional Passport Agencies
There are more than 20 regional processing centers in the United States. Find out which one is closest to where you live.
Dept. of State Passport Services
The U.S. Department of States is the official issueing agency of passports for American citizens. Learn more about the State Department.
National Passport Information Center
The NPIC is the place you need to call to set up an appointment at a regional agency. Get the facts about this center.
U.S. Embassy and Consulate Locations
If you need to get a passport while abroad, the place to go is the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate General. You'll find a list of locations on this web page.
24 Hour Passport
Yes, it is possible to obtain a passport in 24 hours. Find out how to get it done by clicking the link above.
Rush Passport Expediting
When you are in a rush, this is the information you need to get your travel document fast.
Expedite Passport Renewal
If you need to renew your passport quickly, this article will explain the steps you need to take.
Passport Expediting Articles
All you needed to know about the expediting process and more.
How and where to apply when you need to travel urgently due to an unexpected emergency.
Emergency Passport Renewal
Information about getting a passport renewedy in any emergency situation.
Directory of Expediters
Directory of registered expediters allows you to quickly compare and find a service you can use.
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