Documentation

All DS-11 Applications require documentation for Citizenship, Identification, a recent photo, and a check or money order. Below are the requirements for each.

  1. FORM DS-11

    • Printed on two separate pieces of paper

    • Completed in BLACK ink 

    • Errors must be crossed through. No correction tape/fluid permitted.

  2. CITIZENSHIP

    • Original or Certified Copy of U.S. Birth Certificate, OR

    • Original Certificate of Naturalization, OR

    • Original or Certified Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad, OR

    • Prior U.S. Passport Book and/or Card

  3. IDENTIFICATION

    • Government issued photo ID (driver's license, military ID, state ID, current passport)

  4. PHOTO

    • 2"x2" color photograph

    • Taken less than 6 months ago

  5. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER

    • Payable to the U.S. Department of State

    • See Passport Fees for more details

 

FOR MINORS

Proof of parental relationship and consent is required for minors under 16 years of age, even if they posses a prior passport. Minor applicants must either be accompanied by both parents, have a completed Form DS-3053 Statement of Consent notarized in advanced with a front and back copy of the absent parent’s photo identification, OR proof of sole custody in the form of an original or certified copy of a court order or death certificate.

For detailed information on required documents or to download forms please visit the official U.S. Department of State website at travel.state.gov.