Required Documents

Applying for a first time passport at the age of 16 or older:

  • proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate, Consular report of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship, naturalization certificate)

Applying for a first time passport for a minor under the age of 16:

  • child’s local or U.S. birth certificate or Consular report of birth abroad
  • both parents must sign the application at the Embassy (if this is not possible, a notarized statement of consent DS-3053 signed by one parent is acceptable)
  • proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate, Consular report of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship, naturalization certificate)

 Applying for passport renewal at the age of 16 or older:

  • most recent passport
  • the most recent passport must have been issued at the age of 16 or older, within the last 15 years, not be damaged and must be submitted with the application. If this is not the case, form DS-11 is required.

Applying for passport renewal for a minor under the age of 16:

  • child’s local or U.S. birth certificate or Consular report of birth abroad
  • both parents must sign the application at the Embassy (if this is not possible, a notarized statement of consent DS-3053 signed by one parent is acceptable)
  • proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate, Consular report of birth abroad, certificate of citizenship, naturalization certificate)