How to Apply for A Passport

Routine: Save $60. Door-to-door service in 18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing on front and back end) Expedited: Costs an extra $60. Door-to-door service in 12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing on front and back end) Learn more about the change in passport operations in response to COVID-19.

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Renew my U.S. passport

If you're not eligible to renew your passport, please go to our Apply in Person page to learn the steps for how to apply.. If you live in Canada, you may be eligible to renew your passport by mail and avoid a trip to a U.S. embassy or consulate.Please see Applying for …

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Application Status

Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) to speak to a Customer Service Representative (Se habla español) on Mondays-Fridays from 8:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays). You may not be able to get a status update for 6 weeks after you apply or renew.

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How to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad

A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain requirements are met.A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, or Form FS-240) is a document that certifies a child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.

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How to Get my U.S. Passport Fast

Select this option if your international travel date is in the next 12 to 18 weeks. Form DS-82 must be mailed in unless you are eligible to renew in-person at a passport agency or center.To find out if you are eligible to use Form DS-82, see our Renew a Passport page. Here's how to expedite a renewal by mail:

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COVID-19 Testing Required for U.S. Entry

Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure , or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.

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United Kingdom International Travel Information

Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

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Name Change for U.S. Passport or Correct a Printing or

Form DS-11; Your evidence of U.S. citizenship; Valid ID issued in the name you are currently using and photocopy of that ID; One color passport photo; Adult First-Time Applicant fees or Child Applicant fees, depending on your age; Please note: you may need to submit Form DS-60: Affadavit Regarding a Change of Name when the name you use is significantly different than the name on your evidence

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Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans

Section 602 (b) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, as amended, is a special immigrant program, which authorizes the issuance of Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Afghan nationals who meet certain requirements and who were employed in Afghanistan: by or …

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Report my Passport Lost or Stolen

The form filler will create both a Report of a Lost or Stolen Passport (DS-64) and an Application for a U.S. Passport (DS-11) if you tell us you want to reapply for a new passport. Complete, sign, and mail Form DS-64 to the address on the form. Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793 ).

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Get Copies of Passport Records

Processing Times to Receive Copies of Passport Records. 12 to 16 weeks. Fees. There are no fees to request a regular copy of your passport records, those of your minor children or any person whom you act as a guardian, or as an authorized representative. If you wish to obtain certified copies of these records, the certification fee is $50.

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Processing Times for U.S. Passports

We have two types of appointments: Life-or-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.You cannot walk-in. We do not charge a fee to make an appointment. You can only make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY 1-888-874-7793.Se habla español.

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Apply for a Passport Card

Yes. You can apply for both a passport book and passport card at the same time using either Form DS-11 (apply in person) or Form DS-82 (renew by mail - must be eligible).To apply for or renew both the book and card, check the appropriate box at the top of the form to …

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Temporary Worker Visas

Temporary worker visas are for persons who want to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite. Each of these visas requires the prospective employer to first file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.

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Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) for Iraqi and Afghan

Section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, authorizes the issuance of up to 50 Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) annually to Iraqi and Afghan translators and interpreters working for the U.S. military and who meet certain requirements. An amendment to Section 1059 expanded the total number of visas to 500 per year

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Children Under 16

Children Under 16. All children under age 16 must apply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians using Form DS-11. You cannot renew your child's passport. Passports for children under age 16 are only valid for 5 years. ALL /.

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Philadelphia Passport Agency

To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements: Make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.Our appointment line is closed on the weekend and on federal holidays.

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Life-or-Death Emergencies

If you're traveling within 72 hours (3 business days) because of a life-or-death emergency, you must get documentation to see if you qualify for life-or-death emergency service before we can make an appointment.. Please follow these steps in order:. Get documentation of the emergency such as a death certificate, statement from a mortuary, or a letter from the hospital (on hospital/clinic

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Passport Agencies

WEAPONS PROHIBITED AT ALL PASSPORT AGENCIES – Title 18, United States Code, Section 930 – Federal law prohibits the knowing possession or the causing to be present of firearms or other dangerous weapons in Federal facilities and Federal court facilities by all persons not specifically authorized by Title 18 U.S.C., Section 930(c).Violators shall be subject to fine and/or imprisonment for

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Contact U.S. Passports

My Reason for Travel How to Make an Appointment Contact Us Special Considerations; I have a life-or-death emergency and must travel internationally in the next 72 hours (3 business days).: You may qualify for an appointment if your immediate family member has died, is dying (hospice care), or has a life-threatening illness or injury.Call us to see if you are eligible to make an appointment.

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U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Medical Exam Instructions. All immigrant-visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination by an approved panel physician prior to the issuance of a visa. In Jamaica there is only one facility accredited by the U.S. Embassy to perform this exam. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.

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Become a Passport Acceptance Facility

A Passport Acceptance Facility is a public sector office that is designated to accept and execute passport applications on our behalf. Passport Acceptance Facilities verify the information of applicants using Form DS-11, which includes all first-time applicants and all minors. You then send these verified applications to us, and we process the

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Already Have a Passport

Already Have a Passport. If you already have a passport, you may be eligible to renew it. You can also correct information in your passport or report it lost or stolen. If you've never had a passport or you are applying for your child under age 16, learn more about how to apply in person.

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U.S. Passport Photos

The correct size of a passport photo is: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper. Do not digitally change the photo. You cannot submit a damaged photo with holes, creases, or smudges.

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DS-160: Frequently Asked Questions

DS-160 applications submitted on or after November 1, 2010: Enter your application ID number and answer additional questions as prompted to access and correct your application. DS-160 applications submitted on or after April 1, 2010, but before November 1, 2010: Enter your barcode or confirmation number into the Application ID field and answer

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Connecticut Passport Agency

To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements: Make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.Our appointment line is closed on the weekend and on federal holidays.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR CHIEF OF MISSION APPROVAL

4. Evidence of Afghan Nationality You must submit a scanned photocopy of your tazkera with an English translation. Alternatively, the biographic data page of your Afghan passport is acceptable evidence of Afghan nationality.

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Submitting Documents to the NVC

Email Processing Required. Only email documents to NVC if instructed. Submitting documents by email when not instructed to will delay the processing of your case. Scan and save your financial forms and evidence, supporting civil documents, and translations as a PDF file. Then send them to [email protected]gov as attachments to an email.

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Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19

Routine: Save $60.Door-to-door service in 18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 5 to 6 weeks mailing on front and back end). Expedited: Costs an extra $60.Door-to-door service in 12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 5 to 6 weeks mailing on front and back end). Agency or Center: extremely limited number of appointments: must have international travel in the next 72 hours

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Dallas Passport Agency

To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements: Make an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.Our appointment line is closed on the weekend and on federal holidays.

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Child Support Payments

Child Support Payments. If you owe $2,500 or more in child support, you are not eligible to receive a U.S. passport. Pay your child support arrears to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency before applying for your passport.

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Applicants Age 16 and 17

Applicants Age 16 and 17. Most applicants age 16-17 must apply in person using Form DS-11. If you are eligible to Renew a Passport by Mail, you can use Form DS-82. Passports for applicants 16 and older are valid for 10 years. ALL /.

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Mexico Travel Advisory

Reconsider travel due to crime and kidnapping. Both violent and non-violent crime are common throughout Mexico state. Use caution in areas outside of the frequented tourist areas, although petty crime occurs frequently in tourist areas as well. U.S. citizens and LPRs have been victims of …

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Child Abduction Frequently Asked Questions

Consider how you can take action and review our Prevention Tips.. We strongly encourage parents to consult with an attorney regarding what actions are appropriate for their particular circumstances, which may include, among other things, obtaining a court order that prohibits a child from traveling outside of the United States.

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Apply Outside the United States

Applying for a U.S. passport outside the United States is different than applying inside the United States.Each U.S. embassy and consulate has different procedures for submitting and processing your final documents.. In most countries, you must apply in person at a U.S. embassy or consulate for all passport services. In a limited number of countries, you may be eligible to access some services

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Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad

The Department only issues CRBAs to children born abroad who acquired U.S. citizenship or nationality at birth and, in general, are under the age of 18 at the time of the application. The U.S. embassy or consulate will provide one original copy of an eligible child’s CRBA. You may replace, amend or request additional copies of a CRBA at any time.

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