Form DS-11

Form DS-11, or the Passport Application Form, is the form required by the United States Department of State for anyone applying for a new passport, or for anyone looking to obtain a replacement passport in the event a passport has been lost, stolen, or damaged.

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What is Form DS-11?

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:

  • Applicant is applying for their first U.S. passport;
  • Applicant is under the age of 16;
  • Applicant's previous U.S. passport was issued under the age of 16;
  • Applicant's previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago;
  • Applicant's previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged

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What do I need to file Form DS-11?

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:

  • Original proof of citizenship document. This can be an original and/or certified U.S. birth certificate OR an expired U.S. passport, OR an original naturalization certificate. If you’re unsure what “certified” means for a birth certificate, it’s reasonably straightforward - it’ll be issued by a local authority, have a raised seal, and have the signature of the local official responsible for issuing birth certificates
  • Acceptable photo ID. This used as proof of identity; typically a driver’s license or some form of government-issued photo I.D.
  • Passport photo taken within the last 6 months. No filters, selfies, or glasses are allowed. Ensure the photo is taken against a plain white or off-white background and has the following dimensions: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm); Head must be between 1 -1 ⅜ inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head; undamaged and without any holes, creases, or otherwise obfuscating marks

You will also need to calculate your passport fees.

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Frequently asked questions about the Form DS-11

What’s a U.S. passport card and what does it cost?

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.

What does it cost to apply for a U.S. passport?

A new or replacement adult passport is $165 with standard processing. Renewals or a second duplicate passport cost $130. Child (minor) passports cost $135.

How long does it take to get a U.S. passport?

Routine (standard) processing is 8 to 11 weeks from the moment the application is processed at your local office or passport agency.

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