Apply for a Passport

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Applicants
 
You Must Apply in Person If:
  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change

PLEASE NOTE - If you meet renewal requirements, you will complete the DS-82 Renewal by Mail  and send it in yourself. Click link at bottom of page for application. 

General Information

1. Complete application (Form DS-11) using black ink only.

2. Proof of Citizenship:

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Birth Certificate (LONG FORM) with – name of applicant, date of birth, place of birth, file or registration date, certification (SEAL), recorded within one year of birth.
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Expired passport
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Certificate of Naturalization
 
NOTE: UNDER 16 REQUIRES A BIRTH CERTIFICATE EVEN WITH AN EXPIRED PASSPORT

3. Proof of Identity (See details below)

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Preferably a valid drivers license.
 
4. Two Passport Photos:
 
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Identical, 2”x 2” full face, white background
 
5. Fees – Check or Money Order Accepted:
 
*Each Adult 16 years and over:
 
$110.00
Made payable to -
“US Department of State”
$ 25.00
Made payable to the
“Town of Stoneham”
(Cash also accepted.
$ 60.00
Expedited Service
(Additional fee per application)

 

* Each Minor child under 16 years:

$ 80.00       
Made payable to
“US Department of State”
$ 25.00
Made payable to the
“Town of Stoneham”
(Cash also accepted)

 

 

 

6. Children under 16 Years of age:

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All minor children must appear in person with BOTH parents or legal guardian who must present ID and co-sign application (Effective 2/1/2004).
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If BOTH parents are not present, sole parent must provide notarized written consent from absent parent along with a copy of photo ID, evidence of sole custody, certified death certificate, or written explanation why absent person’s consent cannot be obtained.
 
IDENTIFICATION
In addition to submitting proof of your U.S. citizenship, it is also necessary to show current and acceptable documentation of identification (ID)
 
A U.S. BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS PROOF OF A U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF IDENTITY SINCE IT CONTAINS NON DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION. YOU CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED FROM YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
 
Passport Agents are required to obtain acceptable identification before issuing a U.S. passport. The ID is for the customer protection to insure that passports are not issued to imposters (persons assuming another identity).
 
NOTE: Passports Agents may request as many items off the list below as necessary to satisfy the identity requirement. Submission of one item off the list does not guarantee acceptability of ID.
 
PRIMARY (Good photo likeness required):

Valid U.S. Drivers license, Pilots license, State or Federal work ID card.
Military ID (Dependent ID)
Passport (Foreign or U.S.)/Naturalization Certificate (if photo likeness is good)
INS Alien Registration Card (Green Card)/Employment authorization
State Issued non-driver’s ID Card (elderly or disabled applicants ONLY)
 
SECONDARY (Submit at least five from the list below):

State ID cards (three additional items must be submitted to support ID cards)
Current Student Identification card (school or college)
Credit cards, medical cards, insurance cards/papers, pay stub, utility bills, welfare/benefit cards, leasing documents, mortgage documents
Marriage Certificate/Divorce Decree, Income Tax Records, W-2, Pay Stubs.
School Records, year book with photo, diploma-degree, technical school certificate, vehicle registration/title, birth certificate of children (if your name is listed), military records (DD-214, Honorable Discharge)
 
You may also bring in a witness to ID you. The witness must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, 18 years or older, have acceptable primary ID. Blood relatives are preferable. Five Secondary items should also be submitted. You may also be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire to provide verifiable information about yourself.

 

For more information or to download applications go to: www.travel.state.gov