Passport Form DS-11 Apply For Passport In Person

Below are the details for the passport document DS-11. You are required to download and fill it out when applying for a new passport in person.

What to submit with form DS-11

Below is a list of documents you will need to send along with passport form DS 11.

Proof of US citizenship

Evidence of US citizenship and a photocopy of the front (and back, if there is printed information) must be submitted with your application. The photocopy must be on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, black and white ink, legible, and clear.

Evidence that is not damaged, altered, or forged will be returned to you. Please note, lawful permanent resident cards submitted with this application will be forwarded to US Citizenship and Immigration Services, if they determine that you are a US citizen.

For more information please see the evidence of US citzenship page.

Proof of your identity

You must present your original identification and submit a photocopy of the front and back with your passport application.

For more information please see the passport photo identification page.

Recent photo (Must be in color)

Photograph must meet all requirements. To view those requirements visit the passport photo requirements page.


You must provide all required fees. To view a list of fees visit the passport service fees page.

How to submit passport form DS-11

You will need to complete and submit this application in person to a designated acceptance agent

  • A clerk of a federal or state court of record or a judge or clerk of a probate court accepting applications
  • A designated municipal or county official
  • A designated postal employee at an authorized post office
  • An agent at a passport agency (by appointment only), or
  • A US consular official at a US Embassy or Consulate, if abroad

Search our list of passport office locations to find your nearest acceptance facility.

Passports for children under 16

If you are applying for a passport for a child under the age of 16, then see the passport for children under 16 page for further details on what is required.

Passport validity length

If the applicant is 16 years of age or older then your US passport will be valid for 10 years from the date of issue except where limited by the Secretary of State to ashorter period.

If the applicant is under the age of 16then your US passport will be valid for five years from the date of issue except where limited by the Secretary of State to a shorter period.

Applicants with previous passport book and or card

If your passport was lost or stolen and you cannot submit your valid or potentially valid US passport book and/or passport card with this application and you have not previously submitted Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen US Passport, you are required to fill out and submit a DS-64 along with form DS-11.

If you have your passport with you, then if your most recent US passport book and/or passport card was issued less than 15 years ago, and you were over the age of 16 at the time of issuance, you may be eligible to use Form DS-82 to renew your passport by mail. For more information please see how to renew my passport page.

Please note, if you fail to provide information requested from passport form ds 11, then it could cause a significant processing delay and or denial of your passport application.

Download instructions

Below are instructions for downloading and printing this document:

  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF forms and applications on this page. To download Acrobat Reader, click here
  • When printing the application, make sure the image of the application covers the entire page. You must also print single sided. They will not accept double-sided forms
  • They do not have the ability to accept payments online, so you will not be asked to provide any credit card information
  • Click here to download Form DS-11

If you have questions or issues about this document, please contact a passport office location for further assistance.