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Passport Applications & Forms

Need to apply for a new passport, renew your current one or add additional visa pages? Each of these tasks requires a different form from the U.S. State Department, and figuring out which one to use can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we've gathered all of the most commonly used forms right here -- along with handy checklists of supplementary materials to include with each application.

us passport mapYou can download the forms you need by clicking on the name of the form to go to the U.S. State Department's Web site; there you'll find instructions on how to get each form and who should use it. You can use the lists below to check off each part of your application as you finish it. The lists can be printed for reference, or you can simply check off each box onscreen.

Please note that this page is meant to serve as a quick reference guide. For more detailed information about each kind of application, check out the following resources:

The Passport Center
Passport Information
Getting Your Child a Passport
Lost and Stolen Passports

First-Time Passport Applications (Adults Age 16 and Up)
Form DS-11
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of identity (such as a driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($135)

First-Time Passport Applications (Minors Under 16)
Form DS-11
Form DS-3053 (necessary if only one parent is appearing with the child at time of application)
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of child's U.S. citizenship (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of adult's relationship to child (birth certificate may suffice)
Proof of adult's identity (such as a passport or driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($105)

Passport Renewals (Adults Age 16 and Up)
Form DS-82
Existing U.S. passport
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Renewal fee ($110)

Passport Renewals (Minors Under 16)
Form DS-11
Form DS-3053 (necessary if only one parent is appearing with the child at time of application)
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of child's citizenship (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of adult's relationship to child (birth certificate may suffice)
Proof of adult's identity (such as a passport or driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($105)

Passport Card (Adults Age 16 and Up)
Form DS-11 OR
Form DS-82 (if you previously had a regular passport and are applying for the passport card as a renewal)
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of identity (such as a driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($55 for first-time applicants, $30 for those who already have a passport book and are applying for the card as a passport renewal)

Passport Card (Minors Under 16)
Form DS-11
Form DS-3053 (necessary if only one parent is appearing with the child at time of application)
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of child's U.S. citizenship (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of adult's relationship to child (birth certificate may suffice)
Proof of adult's identity (such as a passport or driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($40)

Name Changes
Form DS-5504
Current U.S. passport
Certified copy of document specifying name change
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Renewal fee ($110) if you've had your passport longer than one year or if your name was changed for any reason other than marriage or court order

Lost or Stolen Passports
Form DS-11
Form DS-64
One 2x2 inch color photo, taken within the past six months
Proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality (such as a certified birth certificate)
Proof of identity (such as a driver's license) and a photocopy of that ID
Application fee ($135 for ages 16 and up, $105 for children under 16)

Additional Visa Pages
Form DS-4085
Current U.S. passport
Fee ($82)

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