Apply for a Passport in Person

NOTICE: Hand-carry passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 4:30 p.m. All other passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 5:30 p.m.

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

1. Fill Out Form DS-11

 You may now complete the form online, print it and bring it in with you or you may print a blank form and complete it by hand.

Please choose from the following options:

  Complete Online & Print   Complete by Hand

 

Please note:
  • Do not sign the application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security Number (SSN) in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a.
  • You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the '52 page' box at the top of the DS-11.
2. Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

You must submit one of the following. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists your parent(s)' full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar's office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar's signature
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.

3. Present Identification

You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.

  • In-state, fully-valid driver's license
  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  • Valid foreign passport
  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.

Please note:
  • If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.
  • If you have undergone or are going through gender transition, please see these additional requirements.
4. Bring a Photocopy of Identification

Submit a photocopy of the front and back of each ID that you present when you apply.

Requirements:

  • Photocopy must be on white, 8 1/2 x 11" standard paper.
  • Photocopy cannot be double-sided.
  • Do not decrease the image size (although you may enlarge it).

 

5. Determine Any Special Circumstances

If any of the below categories apply to you, you may have additional requirements for your passport application. Please see the relevant page for more information.

6. Provide a Photo

You must provide one photograph with your application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all photo requirements.

Please note: Some passport acceptance facilities provide photo services for an additional fee.

7. Calculate Fees

  US DOS Passport Fee Calculator

Adult Applicants (Age 16 and older):

ProductFormApplication FeeExecution Fee
Passport Book DS-11 $110 $25
Passport Card DS-11 $30 $25
Passport Book & Card DS-11 $140 $25


Child Applicants
(Age 15 and younger):

ProductForm Application FeeExecution Fee
Passport Book DS-11 $80 $25
Passport Card DS-11 $15 $25
Passport Book & Card DS-11 $95 $25

Please note: The application fee and the execution fee are paid separately.

For fees of other applications or services, please see Passport Fees.

8. Submit Your Completed Application

You must submit your completed application, including citizenship evidence, photocopy of ID, photo, and fees, in person at a passport acceptance facility.

You may be eligible to apply in person at a passport agency if you are traveling soon. Please see Get a Passport in a Hurry for more information. 

 

For a complete list of forms please see our Forms page