Apply for a Passport

To apply for a passport for the first time, you should fill out form DS-11.

Note: If your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago, or if your most recent passport was issued before your 16th birthday, you will need use form DS-11 and apply as if it is your first passport.

In addition to the completed form you will need:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship such as one of the following (only originals or certified copies are acceptable)
    • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (current or expired);
    • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
      • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth;
      • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth;
      • Lists your parents’ full names;
      • Shows the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth);
      • Has the registrar’s signature; and
      • Has the seal of the issuing authority;
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
    • Certificate of Naturalization, or;
    • Certificate of Citizenship;
  • One of the following forms of identification:
    • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired);
    • Fully-valid U.S. driver’s license;
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship;
    • Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal);
    • S. military ID or military dependent ID, or;
    • Valid foreign passport;
  • 2 inch by 2 inch (5 cm x 5 cm) color photo not older than 6 months (click here for more detailed photo requirements);
  • The fee. The application fee is $165. We are only able to accept cash payments in either US dollars or CFA. You can get comprehensive information on passport fees at the State Department passport site.

All non-emergency services require an appointment. To schedule a passport appointment, please click here.