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When applying for a new passport for a person 16 years or older:
Bring your completed
application form DS-11
(PDF). Do not sign the form until the agent asks you to do so.
Bring documentation proving US citizenship such as your state certified birth certificate (this document must show your parents' names) or your original naturalization certificate.
Bring a current photo ID, one passport photo and two checks or money orders (one will go to the Passport facility and the other to the Department of State).
You will sign the application in person at the passport acceptance facility
The passport facility will mail your passport application and submitted documents to U.S. Passport agency for processing.
You will receive your new passport and submitted documentation separately in the mail.
Children Under Age 16 — Special Requirements
For more information check the U.S. State Department's
First Time Applicants page
If you had a US passport before, you may be able to renew it by mail. Check
Passport by Mail page
Children Under Age 16
Renewal by Mail
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