First Time, Renewal and Minors Applicants
You are considered a first time applicant if any of the following apply:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport
- You are under age 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
- Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
You are considered a renewal applicant if any of the following apply:
Your most recent U.S. Passport:
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older
- Was issued within the last 15 years
- Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change
If the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply as a first time applicant.
Steps to submitting a U.S. passport application in person:
Step 1: Complete and submit form DS-11 or DS-82.
Step 2: Submit evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
When applying for a U.S. passport in person, evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted with Form DS-11. All documentation submitted as citizenship evidence will be returned to you. These documents will be delivered with your newly issued U.S. passport or in a separate mailing.
Step 3: Present identification. Primary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (One of the following):
- Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
- Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state*
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
- Naturalization Certificate
- Certificate of Citizenship
*A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
STEP 4: Submit supporting information:
Review the requirements shown in the side bar of this page.
STEP 5: Provide two passport photos.
Your photographs must be:
- In color.
- 2 x 2 inches in size.
- Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance.
- Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
- Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
- Taken in normal street attire:
- Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily
- Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline
- If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture
- Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
Step 6: Pay the applicable fee.
Effective, Tuesday July 13, 2010:
|Passport Book - Adult||$ 135.00|
|Passport Book - Minor||$ 105.00|
|Passport Book Renewal - Adult||$ 110.00|
|Additional passport visa pages||$ 82.00|
|Passport Card - Adult||$ 55.00|
|Passport Card - Child||$ 40.00|
|Consular Report of Birth Abroad||$ 100.00|
The Consulate cashier accepts US and Mexican currency and major Credit Cards.
Applications for minors:
Both parents must provide consent in person or trhough form DS-3053 authorizing passport issuance for a minor under age 16.
Applications and Forms
If you are a previous passport book holder and you are eligible to use Form DS-82, you may apply for a passport card as a renewal in person even if it is your first passport card!
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.