U.S. Passport Applications - Discover Which Form You Need to Apply for United States Passport Services
Which US passport applications do I need?
The United States passport application form you submit will depend on the type of service you need, whether that be a new passport
, passport renewal
or something else. If you are unsure which passport service you need, visit our Passport Information
page. Instructions for completing each form can be found on our website
as well as included with each passport application. It is very
important that you follow the instructions carefully. An error or an
illegible form can lead to delays in the process.
Normal processing takes up to six weeks while expedited service
takes up to 3 weeks. Applicants who require emergency service for
urgent travel need to either schedule an appointment at the nearest
regional processing center
or request the assistance of an authorized passport expediting service
You can download the passport applications you need below. The forms
are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to
open and print each form. You should already have this program on your
computer. If you don't, you can click the link to download Adobe Reader
Form DS-11: Application for a New Passport
Form DS-11 should be submitted when applying for a first-time passport.
It is also used to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport or renew
a passport that was issued to a minor age 15 or younger. The applicant
must appear in person to submit the form and should only sign the
application when requested to do so by the acceptance agent.
Download Form DS-11: New US Passport Application
Form DS-82: Application for a Passport Renewal
Form DS-82 is used when renewing a passport that was issued to
an applicant age 16 or older. This form can be used at any time during
the validity of the passport or up to five years after the expiration
of the passport. It is only necessary to apply in person with Form
DS-82 if you are submitting the application for expedited service at a
Download Form DS-82: Application for Passport Renewal
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Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent for Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
This form should be submitted, along with the DS-11 Application for Passport, as evidence of parental consent to get a passport for a minor age 15 or younger
There is a section on the form for special circumstances when obtaining
consent is not possible. A Passport Agent will determine the
acceptability of a special circumstance.
Download Child Passport Consentment or Special Circumstances, Form DS-3053
Form DS-5504: Application for a US Passport Name Change, Data Correction or Replacement of Limited Validity Passport
American citizens need to use this form when requesting a name
change, data correction or replacement passport within one year of the
date of issuance of the travel document. While correction of errors
committed by Passport Services can be requested at any time, those
wishing to get a name change or replace a temporary passport more than
one year after the issuance date must apply for a renewal using Form
Download Form DS-5504: Application for a Passport Name Change
Form DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances
This form is used when one parent or guardian is absent and cannot be located. The applying parent must submit Form DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances. The statement must explain in detail the non-applying parent's or guardian's unavailability and recent efforts made to contact the non-applying parent. The applying parent also may be required to provide evidence (e.g., custody order, incarceration order, restraining order) to document his/her claim of exigent or special circumstances.
Download Form DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances
Form DS-64: Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport
This United States passport application should be submitted
along with the DS-11 New Passport Application form and brought with you
when you go in person to replace a lost or stolen passport
Download Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport
Form DS-86: Statement of Non-Receipt of U.S. Passport
Submit this form if your new passport does not arrive within a week or so after your application form has been processed. There are many reasons this can happen such as an incorrect mailing address on the application form, change of address after the application was submitted or the passport was "lost" during delivery. For whatever reason, Form DS-86 needs to be lodged within 90 days so that you are not required to pay the fees again.
Download Form DS-86: Statement of Non-Receipt of U.S. Passport
Form DS-10: Birth Affadavit
A birth affidavit should be submitted (with an application for a
U.S. passport) when an acceptable birth certificate cannot be obtained
for a person born in the United States and must be accompanied by a
notice from the appropriate authorities indicating that no birth record
exists. It should also be submitted with a birth record that is
Download Birth Affidavit Form DS-10
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