(3) If You Claim Citizenship Through Birth Abroad to Two U.S. Citizen Parents: Submit a Consular Report of Birth (Form FS-240),
Certification of Birth (Form DS-1350 or FS-545), or your foreign birth certificate, parent's marriage certificate, proof of citizenship
of your parent(s), and an affidavit showing all of your U.S. citizen parent's periods and places of residence/physical presence in the
United States and abroad before your birth.
and final adoption, and your U.S. citizen parent(s) evidence of legal and physical custody. (Please note: Acquisition of US
citizenship for persons born abroad or adopted only applies if the applicant was born on or after 02/27/1983)
include your given name and surname, date, and place of birth, date the birth record was filed, and the seal or other certification of the
official custodian of such records.
(1) If the birth certificate was filed more than 1 year after the birth: It is acceptable if it is supported by evidence described in the next
1. PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP
a. APPLICANTS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES: Submit a previous U.S. passport or certified birth certificate. A birth certificate must
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IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE DOCUMENT EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY as stated above, you must appear with an IDENTIFYING WITNESS who
is a US citizen, non US citizen national, or permanent resident alien who has known you for at least 2 years. Your witness must prove
his or her identity and complete and sign an Affidavit of Identifying Witness (Form DS-71) before the acceptance agent. You must also
submit some identification of your own.
2. PROOF OF IDENTITY
You must establish your identity to the satisfaction of the acceptance agent.
You may submit items such as the following containing your signature AND physical description or photograph that is a good likeness of
you: previous U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, driver's license (not temporary or learner's license),
or government (Federal, State, municipal) employee identification card or pass. Temporary or altered documents are not acceptable.
When necessary, we may ask you to provide additional evidence to establish your identity.
For applicants with US Government or military authorization for no-fee passports, no fees are charged, except the execution fee when
applying at a designated acceptance facility.
If you desire SPECIAL POSTAGE SERVICE (overnight mail, special delivery, etc.), include the appropriate postage fee with your payment.
An additional $60 fee will be charged when, upon your request, the U.S. Department of State verifies issuance of a previous U.S.
passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad because you are unable to submit evidence of U.S. citizenship.
If you choose to provide your e-mail address in Item #12 on this application, Passport Services will only use that information to contract
you in the event there is a problem with your application or if you need to provide additional information to us.
BY LAW, THE PASSPORT PROCESSING, EXECUTION, AND SECURITY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
The passport processing, execution, and security fees may be paid in one of the following forms: Checks (personal, certified, traveler's);
major credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover); bank draft or cashier's check; money order (U.S. Postal,
international, currency exchange), or if abroad, the foreign currency equivalent; or a check drawn on a U.S. bank. All fees should be
payable to the "U.S. Department of State", or if abroad, the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate. When applying at a designated
acceptance facility, the $30 execution fee should be made payable to the acceptance facility. NOTE: Some designated acceptance
facilities do not accept credit cards as a form of payment.
a. If you are 16 years of age or older: The passport processing fee is $55, the application execution fee is $30, and the security surcharge
is $12 therefore your total cost for the passport will be $97. Your passport will be valid for 10 years from the date of issue except where
limited by the Secretary of State to a shorter period. (See information below about the additional cost for expedited service.)
3. TWO RECENT, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Submit two color photographs of you alone, sufficiently recent to be a good likeness of you (normally taken within the last six months),
and 2x2 inches in size. The image size measured from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head (including hair) should not be less
than 1 inch and not more than 1-3/8 inches. The photographs must be color, clear, with full front view of your face, and printed on thin
paper with plain light (white or off-white) background. They must be capable of withstanding a mounting temperature of 225 Fahrenheit
(107 Celsius). Photographs must be taken in normal street attire, without a hat, head covering, or dark glasses unless a signed statement
is submitted by the applicant verifying the item is worn daily for religious purposes or a signed doctor's statement is submitted verifying
the item is used daily for medical purposes. Photographs retouched so that your appearance is changed are unacceptable. Snapshots,
most vending machine prints, and magazine or full-length photographs are unacceptable. Digitized photos must meet the previously
stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services. (Visit our website for details.)
(4) If You Claim Citizenship Through Adoption by a U.S. Citizen Parent(s): Submit evidence of your permanent residence status, full
c. ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE: When necessary, we may ask you to provide additional evidence to establish you claim to US citizenship.
Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or evidence described below.
b. APPLICANTS BORN OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES: Submit a previous U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of
Certification of Birth (Form DS-1350 or FS-545), or your foreign birth certificate, proof of citizenship of your parent, and an
affidavit showing all of your U.S. citizen parent's periods and places of residence/physical presence in the United States and
abroad before your birth.
(2) If You Claim Citizenship Through Birth Abroad to One U.S. Citizen Parent: Submit a Consular Report of Birth (Form FS-240),
(1) If You Claim Citizenship Through Naturalization of Parent(s): Submit the Certificate(s) of Naturalization of your parent(s), your
foreign birth certificate, and proof of your admission to the United States for permanent residence.
For faster processing, you may request expedited service. Expedited requests will be processed in three workdays from receipt at a
passport agency. The additional fee for expedited service is $60. Therefore, if you choose to request expedited service and you are 16
years of age or older the total cost of your US passport will be $157 and if you are 15 years of age or younger the total cost of your US
passport will be $142. Expedited service is available only in the United States.
surcharge is $12, therefore your total cost for the passport will be $82. Your passport will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue
except where limited by the Secretary of State to a shorter period. (See information below about the additional cost for expedited
b. If you are 15 years of age or younger: The passport processing fee is $40, the application execution fee is $30, and the security
(2) If no birth record exists: Submit registrar's notice to that effect. Also submit an early baptismal or circumcision certificate,
hospital birth record, early census, school, or family Bible records, newspapers or insurance files, or notarized affidavits of persons
having knowledge of your birth (in addition to at least one record listed above). Evidence should include your given name and
surname, date and place of birth, and the seal or other certification of the issuing office (if customary) and the signature of the