are accepted in our office Mon - Fri from 9 AM to 3 PM. The service
is available to U.S. citizens or nationals and each person must obtain
his or her own passport. First time applicants must complete and submit
passport form DSP-11
in person. (All applicants including minors must appear in person) Each Application must be accompanied
by (1) PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP, (2) PROOF OF IDENTITY, (3) TWO PHOTOGRAPHS
and (4) THE PROPER FEES (as explained below).
If you have had a previous passport and wish
to use the mail-in application DSP-82,
you must obtain the proper application and information from a participating
U.S. Post Office. We DO NOT handle mail-in
Passports are processed at one of the nationwide
passport centers and forwarded to your mailing address by one of
these centers within 6 - 8 weeks depending on the time of the year.
If you will be traveling sooner than the 6 - 8 week turn around
time, then please click here to learn
how to expedite your passport.
If you would like to check on the status
of your passport you can call the National Passport Information
Center at 1-877-487-2778, TTY/TDD: 1-888-874-7993; this will connect
you to a 24 hours a day, seven days a week automated service. Operators
are available Mon - Fri 8 AM - 8 PM.
For access to on-line passport forms which
are available for printing or downloading click
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Applicants born in the United States must
submit a Certified Birth Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization or a previous U.S. passport.
Birth certificates must include your given name and surname, date
and place of birth, date the birth record was filed, and seal or
other certification of the official custodian of such records. If
your birth is not on record, or your birth record was filed more than
1 year after you were born, or you were born outside the U.S. but claim
citizenship through you or your parents naturalization,
please click here for more information.
Proof of Identity
In order to apply for a U.S. Passport, you
need to be able to establish your identity to the passport agents
satisfaction. Click here for a list of
acceptable forms of identification.
You must submit two identical photographs
of you alone, sufficiently recent to be a good likeness (normally
taken within the last 6 months). The photos must be 2x2 inches in
size, with an image from bottom of chin to top of head (including
hair) of between 1 and 1-3/8 inches. Photographs must be clear,
front view, full face taken in normal street attire without a hat
or dark glasses. The photos must be printed on thin paper with a
plain light (white or off-white) background. They may be black and
white or color. They must be capable of withstanding a mounting
temperature of 225° Fahrenheit (107° Celsius). Retouched
photographs are unacceptable. Snapshots, most vending machine prints,
and magazine or full length photographs are also unacceptable.
The passport fee for an adult 16 or older
is $110 payable in the form of either a personal check or money order
and a $25 processing fee payable in cash. For a minor the fee is
$80 payable in the form of either a personal check or a money order
and a $25 processing fee payable in cash. In the case of an adult,
the passport is valid for 10 years from the date of issue except
where limited by the Secretary of State for a shorter period. For
minors the passport is valid for 5 years except where limited as
above. Please make all checks and
money orders payable to U.S. Department of State.