Form DS-11, also known as the "Passport Form", is required for anyone looking to apply for a new passport or replace an expired, lost, or stolen passport. One may also use this form to apply for a passport card. DS-11 is intended for use with in-person applications at your local passport agency or acceptance facility.
Eligibility requirements for DS-11 are straightforward. One must meet at least one of the following conditions and apply in person:
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Like all government forms, you’ll need a fair amount of material before applying. Any missing item will all but guarantee your application will not be processed.
Be sure to bring the following:
You will also need to calculate your passport fees.
A U.S. passport card is an optional form of photo identification that fits inside a standard wallet. A passport card can be obtained alongside a passport book and is sufficient identification for domestic air flights, as well as land and sea travel within North America. NOTE: A U.S. passport card cannot be used as identification for international air travel. For that, you must use a U.S. passport book.
A U.S. passport card costs $30 for an adult and $15 for a child.
A new or replacement adult passport is $165 with standard processing. Renewals or a second duplicate passport cost $130. Child (minor) passports cost $135.
Routine (standard) processing is 8 to 11 weeks from the moment the application is processed at your local office or passport agency.