DS-11, Application Form for New U.S. Passport
If this is your first time applying for a passport you must fill in this form and follow the instructions inside.
U.S. PASSPORT RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS
PLEASE DETACH AND RETAIN THIS INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR YOUR RECORDS
CAN I USE THIS FORM?
Complete the checklist to determine your eligibility to use this form
If you answered NO to any of the statements above,
STOP – You cannot use this form!
You must apply on application form DS-11 by making a personal appearance before an acceptance agent
authorized to accept passport applications. Visit travel.state.gov to find your nearest acceptance facility.
Date of Application:_____________________
U.S. PASSPORTS, EITHER IN BOOK OR CARD FORMAT, ARE ISSUED ONLY TO U.S. CITIZENS OR NON-CITIZEN NATIONALS. EACH PERSON
MUST OBTAIN HIS OR HER OWN PASSPORT BOOK OR PASSPORT CARD. THE PASSPORT CARD IS A U.S. PASSPORT ISSUED IN CARD
FORMAT. LIKE THE TRADITIONAL PASSPORT BOOK, IT REFLECTS THE BEARER’S ORIGIN, IDENTITY, AND NATIONALITY AND IS SUBJECT
TO EXISTING PASSPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS. UNLIKE THE PASSPORT BOOK, THE PASSPORT CARD IS VALID ONLY FOR ENTRY TO
THE UNITED STATES AT LAND BORDER CROSSINGS AND SEA PORTS OF ENTRY WHEN TRAVELING FROM CANADA, MEXICO, THE
CARIBBEAN, AND BERMUDA. THE U.S. PASSPORT CARD IS NOT VALID FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL.
Please visit our website at travel.state.gov. In addition, you may contact the National Passport Information
Center (NPIC) toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) or by email at NPIC@state.gov. Customer
Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-10:00p.m. Eastern Time (excluding federal
holidays.) Automated information is available 24/7.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REQUESTED ON THIS FORM, INCLUDING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER,
MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT PROCESSING DELAYS AND/OR THE DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS RESIDING ABROAD
United States citizens residing abroad CANNOT submit this form to the domestic address listed on the Instruction Page 2. Such applicants should contact the
nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for procedures to be followed when applying overseas.
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WARNING: False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications, including affidavits or other documents submitted to support
this application, are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law, including the provisions of 18 USC 1001, 18 USC 1542, and/or 18 USC
1621. Alteration or mutilation of a passport issued pursuant to this application is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under the provisions of
18 USC 1543. The use of a passport in violation of the restrictions contained therein or of the passport regulations is punishable by fine and/or
imprisonment under 18 USC 1544. All statements and documents are subject to verification.
See page 2 of the instructions for detailed information on the completion and submission of this form.
I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport
card with this application.
I was at least 16 years old when my most recent U.S. passport book
and/or passport card was issued.
I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport
card less than 15 years ago.
My most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card for which
I am renewing has not been lost, stolen, mutilated, or damaged.
I use the same name as on my recent U.S. passport book and/or
U.S. passport card.
I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can
submit proper documentation to reflect my name change.
FOR INFORMATION, QUESTIONS, AND INQUIRIES: Your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card;
A certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order if your name has changed;
A recent, color photograph.
1. YOUR MOST RECENT U.S. PASSPORT (BOOK AND/OR CARD FORMAT).
Submit your most recently issued passport book and/or passport card. When submitting a passport book and/or passport card with this form, please verify
that the document was issued at age 16 or older in your current name (or see item #2 below) and issued within the past 15 years. If your U.S. passport has been
lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated, you must apply on the DS-11 application form as specified below.
2. A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OR COURT ORDER.
If the name you are currently using differs from the name on your most recent passport, you must submit a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court
order showing the change of name. All documents will be returned to you by mail. If you are unable to document your name change in this manner, you must
apply on the DS-11 application form by making a personal appearance at (1) a passport agency; (2) U.S. embassy or consulate, if abroad; (3) any federal or
state court of record or any probate court accepting passport applications; (4) a designated municipal or county official; or (5) a post office which has been
selected to accept passport applications.
3. THE CURRENT PASSPORT FEE.
Enclose the fee in the form of a personal check or money order. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “DEPARTMENT OF STATE.” THE FULL NAME AND
DATE OF BIRTH OF THE APPLICANT MUST BE TYPED OR PRINTED ON THE FRONT OF THE CHECK. DO NOT SEND CASH. Passport Services
cannot be responsible for cash sent through the mail. By law, the fees are non-refundable. Please visit our website at travel.state.gov for detailed information
regarding current fees.
OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE: If you desire overnight delivery service for the return of your passport, please include the appropriate fee with your
FASTER PROCESSING: For an additional fee, you may request expedited service. Please include this fee in your payment and submit the application to the
appropriate address. Please write “Expedite” on the outer envelope when mailing. Also, TO ENSURE MINIMAL PROCESSING TIME for expedited
applications, Passport Services recommends using overnight delivery when submitting the application AND including the appropriate postage fee for
return overnight delivery for the completed passport book or passport card. Expedited service is available only in the United States. Please visit
travel.state.gov for updated information regarding fees, processing times, or to check the status of your passport application online.
4. A RECENT, COLOR PHOTOGRAPH.
Submit a color photograph of you alone, sufficiently recent to be a good likeness of you (taken within the last six months), and 2×2 inches in size. The image
size measured from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head (including hair) should not be less than 1 inch and not more than 1 3/8 inches. The
photograph must be color, clear, with a full front view of your face, and printed on thin paper with plain light (white or off-white) background. The photograph
must be taken in normal street attire, without a hat, head covering, or dark glasses unless a signed statement is submitted by the applicant verifying the item is
worn daily for religious purposes or a signed doctor’s statement is submitted verifying the item is used daily for medical purposes. Headphones, “bluetooth”, or
similar devices must not be worn in passport photographs. Any photographs retouched so that your appearance is changed are unacceptable. Snapshots, most
vending machine prints, and magazine or full-length photographs are unacceptable. Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be
accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services. Please visit our website at travel.state.gov for details and information.
WHAT DO I SEND WITH THIS APPLICATION FORM?
WHERE DO I MAIL THIS APPLICATION?
FOR ROUTINE SERVICE:
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155
FOR EXPEDITED SERVICE (Additional Fee):
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955
See below for more detailed information.
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Your most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card;
A certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order if your name has changed;
A recent, color photograph.
NOTE REGARDING MAILING ADDRESSES: Passport Services will not mail a passport to a private address outside the United States. If you do not live at the
address listed in the “mailing address” then you must put the name of the person and mark it as “In Care Of.” If your mailing address changes prior to receipt of
your new passport, please contact the National Passport Information Center.
NOTE: You may receive your newly issued document and your returned citizenship evidence in separate mailings. If you are applying for both a passport book
and card you may receive three separate mailings; one with your returned citizenship evidence; one with your newly issued passport book, and one with your
newly printed passport card.
If you choose to provide your email address in Item #6 on this application, Passport Services will use that information to contact you in the event there is a
problem with your application or if you need to provide information to us.
Because of the sensitivity of the enclosed documents, Passport Services recommends using trackable mailing service when submitting your application.DS-82 12-2010
FEDERAL TAX LAW
Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 USC 6039E) requires you to provide your Social Security Number (SSN), if you have one, when
you apply for a U.S. passport or renewal of a U.S. passport. If you have not been issued a SSN, enter zeros in box #5 of this form. If you are
residing abroad, you must also provide the name of the foreign country in which you are residing. The Department of State must provide your SSN
and foreign residence information to the Department of Treasury. If you fail to provide the information, you are subject to a $500 penalty enforced
by the IRS. All questions on this matter should be directed to the nearest IRS office.
If you send us a check, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means we will copy your check and use the account
information on it to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check. The debit from your account will usually occur within 24 hours and
will be shown on your regular account statement.
You will not receive your original check back. We will destroy your original check, but we will keep the copy of it. If the EFT cannot be processed
for technical reasons, you authorize us to process the copy in place of your original check. If the EFT cannot be completed because of insufficient
funds, we may try to make the transfer up to two times and we will charge you a one-time fee of $25, which we will also collect by EFT.
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS APPLYING OUTSIDE A STATE DEPARTMENT FACILITY
Passport service fees are established by law and regulation (see 22 USC 214, 22 CFR 22.1, and 22 CFR 51.50-56) and are collected at the time
you apply for the passport service. If the Department fails to receive full payment of the applicable fees because, for example, your check is
returned for any reason or you dispute a passport fee charge to your credit card, the Department of State will take action to collect the delinquent
fees from you under 22 CFR Part 34 and the Federal Claims Collection Standards (see 31 CFR Parts 900-904). In accordance with the Debt
Collection Improvement Act (Pub.L. 104-134), if the fees remain unpaid after 180 days and no repayment arrangements have been made, the
Department will refer the debt to the Department of Treasury for collection. Debt collection procedures used by Treasury may include referral of the
debt to private collection agencies, reporting of the debt to credit bureaus, garnishment of private wages and administrative offset of the debt by
reducing or withholding eligible federal payments (e.g. tax refunds, social security payments, federal retirement, etc.) by the amount of your debt,
including any interest penalties or other costs incurred. In addition, non-payment of passport fees may result in the invalidation of your passport. An
invalidated passport cannot be used for travel.
REMITTANCE OF FEES
Your Social Security Number will be provided to Treasury, used in connection with debt collection and checked against lists of persons ineligible or
potentially ineligible to receive a U.S. passport, among other authorized uses.
OTHER USES OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
PAPERWORK REDUCTION STATEMENT
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 40 minutes per response, including the time required for searching
existing data sources, gathering the necessary data, providing the information and/or documentation required, and reviewing the final collection.
You do not have to supply this information unless this collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. If you have comments on the
accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please send them to: A/GIS/DIR, Room 2400 SA-22, U.S. Department of
State, Washington, DC 20520-2202.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE LOST OR HAD A PREVIOUS PASSPORT BOOK
AND/OR PASSPORT CARD STOLEN
A United States citizen may not normally bear more than one valid or potentially valid U.S. passport book or more than one valid or potentially valid
U.S. passport card at a time. Therefore, when a valid or potentially valid U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card cannot be presented with a new
application, it is necessary to submit a Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport. Your statement must detail why the previous
U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card cannot be presented.
The information you provide regarding your lost or stolen U.S. passport book or passport card will be placed into our Consular Lost or Stolen
Passport System. This system is designed to prevent the misuse of your lost or stolen U.S. passport book or passport card. Anyone using the
passport book or passport card reported as lost or stolen may be detained upon entry into the United States. Should you locate the U.S. passport
book or passport card reported lost or stolen at a later time, report it as found and submit it for cancellation. It has been invalidated. You may not
use that passport book or passport card for travel.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT!
REPORT YOUR LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT BOOK OR PASSPORT CARD!
For more information or to report your lost or stolen passport book or passport card by phone, call NPIC or visit our website at travel.state.gov.
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ACTS OR CONDITIONS
(If any of the below-mentioned acts or conditions have been performed by or apply to the applicant, the portion which applies should be lined out,
and a supplementary explanatory statement under oath (or affirmation) by the applicant should be attached and made a part of this application.) I
have not, since acquiring United States citizenship/nationality, been naturalized as a citizen of a foreign state; taken an oath or made an affirmation
or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state; entered or served in the armed forces of a foreign state; accepted or performed the
duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or political subdivision thereof; made a formal renunciation of
nationality either in the United States, or before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state; or been convicted by a court
or court martial of competent jurisdiction of committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the
United States, or conspiring to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force, the government of the United States.
Furthermore, I have not been convicted for a federal or state drug offense or convicted for “sex tourism” crimes statute and I am not the subject of
an outstanding federal, state or local warrant of arrest for a felony; a criminal court order forbidding my departure from the United States; a
subpoena received from the United States in a matter involving federal prosecution for, or grand jury investigation of, a felony.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITIES: Collection of the information solicited on this form is authorized by Titles 8, 22, and 26 of the United States Code, and other
applicable laws and regulations, including 22 USC 211a et seq.; 8 USC 1104; 26 USC 6039E, Section 236 of the Admiral James W. Nance and
Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001; Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966); and 22 CFR parts 50
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for soliciting the information is to establish citizenship, identity, and entitlement to issuance of a U.S. passport.
ROUTINE USES: The information solicited on this form may be made available as a routine use to other government agencies and private
contractors to assist the U.S. Department of State in adjudicating passport applications and requests for related services, and for law enforcement,
fraud prevention, border security, counterterrorism, litigation activities, and administrative purposes. The information may be made available to
foreign government agencies to fulfill passport control and immigration duties. The information may also be provided to foreign government
agencies, international organizations and, in limited cases, private persons and organizations to investigate, prosecute, or otherwise address
potential violations of law or to further the Secretary’s responsibility for the protection of U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals abroad. The
information may be made available to the Department of Homeland Security and private employers for employment verification purposes. For a
more detailed listing of the routine uses to which this information may be put see the Department of State’s Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses
relative to the Privacy Act (Public Notice 6290 of July 15, 2008) and the listing of routine users set forth in the System of Records Notices for
Overseas Citizen Services Records (State-05) and Passport Records (State-26) published in the Federal Register.
Your social security numbers will be provided to the U.S. Department of Treasury and failure to provide it may subject you to a penalty, as described
in the Federal Tax Law provision. It also may be used for identification verification for passport adjudication and in connection with debt collection,
among other purposes as authorized and generally described in this section. Providing your social security number and other information requested
on this form otherwise is voluntary, but failure to provide the information requested on this form may result in processing delays or the denial of your
U.S. passport application.
CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION: Failure to provide the information requested on this form may result in Passport
Services’ refusal to accept your application or result in the denial of a U.S. passport.
ELECTRONIC PASSPORT STATEMENT
The Department of State now issues a type of passport book containing an embedded electronic chip and called an “Electronic Passport”. The
electronic passport book continues to be proof of the bearer’s United States citizenship/nationality and identity, and looks and functions in the same
way as a passport without a chip. The addition of an electronic chip in the back cover enables the passport book to carry a duplicate electronic
copy of all information from the data page. The electronic passport book is usable at all ports-of-entry, including those that do not yet have
electronic chip readers.
Use of the electronic format provides the traveler the additional security protections inherent in chip technology. Moreover, when used at
ports-of-entry equipped with electronic chip readers, the electronic passport book provides for faster clearance through some of the port-of-entry
The electronic passport book does not require special handling or treatment, but like previous versions should be protected from extreme heat,
bending, and from immersion in water. The electronic chip must be read using specially formatted readers, which protects the data on the chip from
The cover of the electronic passport book is printed with a special symbol representing the embedded chip. The symbol will appear in
port-of-entry areas where the electronic passport book can be read.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR OFFICIAL, DIPLOMATIC, OR NO-FEE PASSPORTS
You may use this application if you meet all of the provisions listed on Instruction Page 2, however you must CONSULT YOUR SPONSORING
AGENCY FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER ROUTING PROCEDURES BEFORE FORWARDING THIS APPLICATION. Your completed
passport will be released to your sponsoring agency for forwarding to you.
Instruction Page 4 of 4I declare under penalty of perjury all of the following: 1) I am a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States and have not, since acquiring U.S. citizenship or nationality,
performed any of the acts listed under “Acts or Conditions” on the reverse side of this application (unless explanatory statement is attached); 2) the statements made on the
application are true and correct; 3) I have not knowingly and willfully made false statements or included false documents in support of this application; 4) the photograph
submitted with this application is a genuine, current photograph of me; and 5) I have read and understood the warning on page one of the instructions to the application form.
YOU MUST SIGN AND DATE THE APPLICATION IN THE DESIGNATED AREA BELOW
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Attention: Read WARNING on page 1 of instructions
Please select the document(s) for which you are applying:
U.S. Passport Book U.S. Passport Card
28 Page Book (Standard)
Note: The 52 page option is for those who frequently travel abroad during the passport validity period and is recommended
for applicants who have previously required the addition of visa pages.
City State Zip Code Country, if outside the United States
9. List all other names you have used. (Examples: Birth Name, Maiden, Previous Marriage, Legal Name Change. Attach additional pages if needed)
Address Line 2: Clearly label Apartment, Company, Suite, Unit, Building, Floor, In Care Of or Attention if applicable. (e.g. In Care Of – Jane Doe, Apt # 100)
4. Place of Birth (City & State if in the U.S., or City & Country as it is presently known.)
– – M F
6. Email Address (e.g. email@example.com)
5. Social Security Number 7. Primary Contact Phone Number
2. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
– – –
1. Name Last
Most recent passport book number Issue date (mm/dd/yyyy)
10. Passport Book and/or Passport Card Information
Your name as listed on your most recent passport book and/or passport card
11. Name Change Information Complete if name is different than last passport book or passport card
Changed by Marriage
Changed by Court Order
Place of Name Change (City/State)
Please submit a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order to support your name change.
Most recent passport card number Issue date (mm/dd/yyyy)
PPT C/R PPT S/R
8. Mailing Address: Line 1: Street/RFD#, P.O. Box, or URB.
52 Page Book (Non-Standard)
The U.S. passport card is not valid for international air travel. For more information see page 1 of instructions.
Submit a recent,
color photograph17. Additional Contact Phone Numbers
12. Height 14. Eye Color 15. Occupation 16. Employer or School (if applicable)
18. Permanent Address: If P.O. Box is listed under Mailing Address or if residence is different from Mailing Address.
City Zip Code
19. Emergency Contact – Provide the information of a person not traveling with you to be contacted in the event of an emergency.
20. Travel Plans
Date of Trip (mm/dd/yyyy) Countries to be visited
Name of Applicant (Last, First & Middle) Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
STOP! YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR APPLICATION
BE SURE TO SIGN AND DATE PAGE ONE
Address: Street/RFD # or P.O. Box
State Zip Code Phone Number
Duration of Trip
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Street/RFD # or URB (No P.O. Box)