How to Apply for a Passport
Need an overview of how to apply for a passport? Start here!
Getting a Passport
1. Fill out your form
Form Used For DS-82
- Renewing an adult's passport
2. Collect your supporting documents
- Citizenship evidence
- Proof of relationship (for children under 16)
The specific documents you need depend on what form you're using.
3. Get your photo
You need one 2" by 2" color passport photo. See Photo Requirements for requirements and photo examples.
4. Calculate your fees
Passport fees depend on a number of factors. See Passport Fees to find your fees and methods of payment.
Not sure what form to use? Visit our Passport Wizard.
DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
DS-82 Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail (Renewals Only)
DS-5504 Application for a U.S. Passport- Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Replacement
Routine 6 Weeks
Expedited 2-3 Weeks