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What is needed when applying for a passport?
- Evidence of citizenship
- Two identical passport photos
- Personal identification
- Completed application
Visit our Passport page for more information.
Do minors applying for passports need to be present?
Each minor child that is applying for a passport shall appear in person.
How do I get my passport in a hurry?
Expedited Service allows you to rush your passport application. It requires the following:
- The cost, in addition to regular application fees, is $60 per application, payable to the U.S. Department of State plus overnight delivery costs.
- Two-way overnight delivery is strongly suggested.
- If you mail it in, clearly mark Expedited on the envelope.
Anyone may request expedited service for any type of application (ie. first-time applications, renewals, amendments of existing passports, etc.)
What is the new Passport Card and how does it differ from the Passport Book?
U.S. citizens may apply for a U.S. Passport Card. The passport card will facilitate entry and expedite document processing at U.S. land and sea ports of entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Learn more about the differences between the card and book on the U.S. Department of State website.