What to bring

What to Bring

Prepare the following prior to your appointment.

1. Proof of Citizenship

Provide the original and a photocopy* of one of the following:

  • Your original certified birth certificate from the country or state in which you were born.
    • The birth certificate must have a raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal, and it must list both parents. Hospital certificates, photocopies, and electronic certificates are not acceptable.
  • A naturalization certificate
  • A certificate of citizenship
  • A full-term, non-limited U.S. Passport book or card (undamaged; it can be expired)

Go to the U.S. State Department website for more information about Citizenship Evidence.

2. Proof of Identity (Photo Identification)

Bring the original and a photocopy* of one of the following:

  • A valid state or federally-issued picture ID such as a driver's license, ID card, military ID, passport book, or card.

Visit the U.S. State Department website for more information on Photo Identification.

*A photocopy of your ID and proof of citizenship is required. We can make copies for you on-site if necessary.

3. Passport Application Form

First-time applicants:

  • A passport application (form DS-11) for first-time applicants. Download the DS-11 form at the U.S. Department of State website. You should complete the form before coming to the Passport facility for your appointment but do not sign the form until you meet with an agent. The form must be completed in black ink and free of any errors. If you make a mistake while completing the form, you must fill out a new form. Crossing out errors is not allowed.
  • Note: This form allows you to apply for a Passport Book, Passport Card, or both. Decide which is best for you.

Adult renewals:

  • Most applicants who were last issued an adult (10-year validity) passport MUST renew by mail using form DS-82. (Visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information about who can renew by mail.) You can visit our Passport facility to get your photo or a hard-copy version of the form.

4. Passport Photo 

5. Payment of Fees - cash, check, or money order only

  • You will pay two separate fees: a passport application fee and an execution fee. Learn more about Passport fees.
  • Bring a check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State for your passport application fee. (Note: a check cannot be a starter/temporary check.)
  • Bring a separate check, money order payable to UMD, or cash for the execution fee and if applicable, the photo fee.

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