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U.S. Passport Applications - Discover Which Form You Need to Apply for United States Passport Services

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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

Application for a New Passport Form DS-11

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

Application for a Passport Renewal Form DS-82

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 regional agency.

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

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

Application for a US Passport Name Change, Data Correction or Replacement of Limited Validity Passport Form DS-5504

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 DS-82.

Download Form DS-5504: Application for a Passport Name Change.

Form DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances

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

Report Lost or Stolen Passport Application

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

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

Birth Affidavit DS-10 for United States passport application

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 incomplete.

Download Birth Affidavit Form DS-10.

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