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Need to get your US passport? Here's the ultimate guide to getting your US passport. THe post includes a step-by-step guide to applying for a fist time US passport?

Are you eligible to get a US passport?

To be eligible to get a US passport, you must:
  • Be a US citizen
  • Prove this with an orginal or certified birth certificate
  • Have a government-issued ID, like a driver's license

How do you apply to get a US passport?

To get a US passport you must:
  • Get a recent photo of yourself. The photo must meet the US Department of State requirements
  • Fill our US Department of State form DS-11
  • Visit a Passport Acceptance facility, such as a Post Office. You can make an appointment at most post offices
  • Show documents and be verified by a Post Office employee
  • Submit forms and photo and pay fees by debit card
After you submit the forms at the post office, your new passport application will be mailed to a US Passport Agency. The regular processing time to get a new passport is 6-8 weeks. The expedited processing time is 2-3 weeks.

What are the fees to getting a US passport?

The fees for getting a US passport are as follows:
  • Regular passport book processing is $110
  • If you want to expedited the processing, it's an additional $60
  • If you also want to get a passport book, it's an additional $30
  • These fees must be paid by check or money order made out to the US Department of State
  • You can get a money order at your local post office
  • For a new passport, you must pay an additional $35 directly to the Passport Acceptance facility, such as the post office.
After you submit the forms at the post office, your new passport application will be mailed to a US Passport Agency. The regular processing time to get a new passport is 6-8 weeks. The expedited processing time is 2-3 weeks.

What if I need my new passort in a few days?

It is possible to get your new passport within a few days. You have two options:
  • You can go to a US Post Office, following the above steps, and then ask them to do a "Hand Carry" to a Passport Acceptance facility. They will seal an envelope and then you will have to go to a Passport Acceptance Facility with the envelope. Since it's hand-sealed a third-party can also do this for you.
  • Alternatively, you can do directly to a US Passport Facility. Most major US cities have in-person passport facilities
  • You should prepared to bring either proof of travel or proof of a life or death emergency.

What if I lost my passport?

If you lost your US passport:
  • You'll need to do the same process for a new passport, including filling out form DS-11
  • You'll also need to fill out a Lost Passport Form, either online or in-person

What if I was under 16 when my last passport was issued?

If you were under 16 when your last US passport was issued:
  • You'll need to do the same process for a new passport, including filling out form DS-11

What if my passport was issued more than 15 years ago?

If your US passport was issued more than 15 years ago:
  • You'll need to do the same process for a new passport, including filling out form DS-11

What if my passport was issued more than 15 years ago?

If your US passport was issued more than 15 years ago:
  • You'll need to do the same process for a new passport, including filling out form DS-11

Can I just renew my existing US passport?

You can renew your existing US passport if:
  • You have your US passport in your possession
  • It is in good condition
  • It was issued within the last 15 years
  • You were over 16 when it was issued
See our ultimate guide to renewing your US passport

Want door-to-door new US passport help?
If you want to get a new passport quickly and easily, take a look at our door-to-door new US passport service. We'll come to you with the correct government forms, take your photos, and then send you back a packet of information you can take directly to submit at the post office. This includes booking you a US post office appointment. The last step for you is getting your identity verified by a federal employee at your local post office.
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