Apply for a Passport in Person
You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:
- 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
If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew by Mail using Form DS-82.
Please note: If you are not in the United States, see Applying for a U.S. Passport from Outside the United States.
How to Apply
For a complete list of forms please see our Forms page