What to bring

What to Bring

Prepare the following prior to your appointment.

1. Proof of Citizenship

Provide one of the following:

  • A 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)

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

2. Proof of Identity (Photo Identification)

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

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

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, but do not sign the form until you meet with an agent.
  • 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. (See Get Your Passport for more information about who can renew by mail.) You can visit the Passport facility to get your photo!

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.
  • Bring a separate check, money order, or cash for the execution fee

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