How to Apply

The steps to apply for a passport

There are five main steps to apply for a passport. The Department of State provides detailed information about each step. Before you submit your application, you should review their information to ensure you have everything that you need.

Note: these instructions are for individuals who are applying using the DS-11 form. If you are renewing your passport (using form DS-82), you need to follow different instructions, and are not required to appear at a passport acceptance facility.

  1. Complete the passport form, DS-11 (please do this before you come to our office)
  2. Gather your supporting documents
  3. Have your picture taken (you can do this in our office)
  4. Calculate your fees
  5. Submit your application (you can schedule an appointment or walk in)

Frequently asked questions

We understand that you may have several questions about submitting your passport application. We've put together a list of questions you may have. If your question isn't answered below, contact us.