Please note: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.
Visit this page for information on the fees associated with the passport services below.
For each passport application, you are required to bring clear photocopies of all the documents you will be submitting with the application (applicant’s passport, parents’ passports or IDs, birth and marriage certificates, etc.). Learn more about photo requirements – photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
If you have urgent need of travel and there is insufficient time in which to process a full-validity U.S passport, you may apply for an emergency, limited-validity U.S. passport. You may also apply for an emergency passport if your application for a full-validity passport is still pending and you have urgent travel within the next 2 business days.
Application requirements, including fees and required documents, for emergency passports are the same as those for full-validity passports. Please find those requirements detailed below. More information on Emergency Passports.
The issuance of a second passport is not automatic and should be considered an exception to the regulations. An application is approved on an individual basis and only when justified.
Second passports may be issued if:
If you are applying to renew a U.S. passport issued before age 16 or more than 15 years ago, you must apply in person through a pre-arranged appointment.
Minors ages 16-17 with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves. However, it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the minor to identify him/her and to show parental awareness.
NOTE: Although the two-parent consent requirement does not apply to minors aged 16 or 17, per Department regulations a passport generally will not be issued to a minor if a parent or legal guardian who has custodial rights over a minor has notified the Department in writing that he or she objects to issuance of the passport.
Examples of Parental Awareness
If you have changed your name, you may apply to have this change reflected in your U.S. passport. Please note that U.S. passports are no longer amended to change items appearing on the data page; you will therefore need to apply for a new U.S. passport in your new name. When completing the relevant application form, you should complete the form in the name you wish to appear in your passport.
Evidence of Name Change:
In order to complete your application, you must bring the relevant evidence of your name change:
If you are applying for your child who is under the age 16, you should follow the instructions for applying for a child’s passport. If this is your first passport after the age of 16, you should follow the instructions for a first time passport. If your U.S. passport was issued more than twelve months ago, please follow the instructions for a routine passport renewal.
You should use application DS-5504 if both of the following are true:
Incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will be returned unprocessed.
When applying to renew a U.S. passport for a child under 16 you must apply in person through a pre-arranged appointment. It is essential that the child appear in person.
You will need to bring the following:
The presence of the child is required together with both parents. If one parent is unable to attend, please see below for additional information.
If Only One Parent Can Attend:
If one custodial parent is not able to attend, s/he must submit a notarized Form DS-3053 Statement of Consent. At the time the DS-3053 form is presented, a copy of the same identity document used to notarize the form must also be provided.
Alternatively, the applying parent may furnish one of the following documents:
Incomplete, unsigned or incorrect applications will not be accepted and will delay processing.
You may renew your passport if you meet all of the following requirements:
Your most recent U.S Passport:
If you do not meet all these requirements, refer to the requirements to apply for an adult passport.
U.S. Passports that are damaged or in poor condition must be replaced, as they are no longer valid for travel. For security reasons, damaged passports may be retained by this office.
If your U.S. passport is damaged, you must apply for a new passport in person through a pre-arranged appointment.
If your U.S. passport has been lost or stolen, you are required to apply for a new passport in person through a pre-arranged appointment.
A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met. Learn more about how and when to apply to for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)–including required documents.
Additional documents required to apply for the child’s first passport: