Passport Application Form (DS-11)

The US State Department requires that our customers complete the DS-11 application online.  In summary, you'll need to ensure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, complete an online form and then print out the form.

Step 1. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge. If you already have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or above, go to step 2.

Step 2. Complete the DS-11: Application for Passport Online

Click here to go to a secure US State Department site and fill out the DS-11 using the Passport Application Wizard

Click "Continue" below Apply for a Passport Book.  The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application.  Fill in where appropriate and then click "Create Form" at the bottom.  Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-11 pre-filled.  Once you get to this, go to step 3.

Step 3. Print the pre-filled DS-11

Print the pre-filled DS-11 form.  Forms printed blurred or illegible will not be accepted.  They must be printed in black print on white paper.  The paper must be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, with no holes or perforations, at least medium (20 lb.) weight, and with a matte surface.  Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper, and other shiny papers are not acceptable.

The DS-11 form will be presented and signed in person at an authorized passport acceptance facility.  DO NOT SIGN this application prior to meeting with the agent.

You must use this form IF:

  1. You have never had a U.S. passport,
  2. You are under age 16,
  3. If your most recent passport was lost or stolen. (If you are applying because your passport was lost or stolen, you will also need to submit Form DSP-64)


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