Did you know you can complete the U.S. passport application online? The online passport application form is preferred by the U.S. Department of State. There are many benefits using the government form tool over the old paper application. We will explain everything you need to successfully complete your passport application form online. If you are using our expedited passport service, you will need to use this tool to generate your typed and barcoded passport application form.
What is the Online Passport Application Form?
The Online Passport Application Form is a tool created by the U.S. Department of State in order to create typed passport applications. The provided applications are also given a unique bar code that allows the Passport Agency to scan your application and read the data on the form. The Online Passport Application Form tool is also called the passport form filler or the passport smart form wizard. This tool will ensure you are generating the correct passport application based on the information you enter. If you are using our Expedited Passport Service, we will provide you with simple instructions to gather your required documents.
|Passport Form||Passport Form Title|
|DS-11||Application for a U.S. Passport|
|DS-82||Application for a Passport Renewal|
|DS-64||Reporting Your Passport Lost or Stolen|
|DS-5504||Data Corrections, Some Name Changes,
& Limited-Validity Passports
|DS-3053||Statement of Consent for Issuing a
Passport to a Child
|DS-5525||Statement of Special Family Circumstances|
|DS-86||Statement of Non-Receipt of Passport|
You can access the Online Passport Application Form here.
What is the DS-11 Passport Form?
The DS-11 Passport Application Form is for all new passport applications. This includes new adult passports, all child passports (applicants 15 and younger), and all replacement passports including lost, stolen, or damaged passports.
What is the DS-82 Passport Form?
The DS-82 Passport Application form is for all adult passport renewals, second duplicate passports, and name change passports if your passport is more than one year old.
What is the DS-64 Passport Form?
The DS-64 Passport Application form is used alongside the DS-11 passport form for applicants that need to replace a lost or stolen passport. The DS-64 Passport Form essentially tells the U.S. Department of State that your passport is missing and should be considered invalid. Once this form is submitted, your missing passport will no longer be acceptable as a valid passport.
Other Passport Application Forms
There are additional passport application forms that are sometimes necessary for certain application types.
The DS-5504 Passport Application Form is for applicants that need to change or correct their passport. The DS-5504 passport form is also used if you need to replace a limited validity passport (usually issued with less than ten years of validity).
The DS-3053 Passport Application Form is used alongside the DS-11 passport form for child passport applications. The DS-3053 is only necessary if one parent or guardian cannot attend the Passport Acceptance Agency visit. The missing parent can complete this form and have it notarized to be used as a permission slip for the acceptance agent. In the event that one parent or guardian is missing and their notarized consent cannot be obtained, the DS-5525 passport form may be necessary.
The DS-5525 Passport Application Form is used when consent from a parent or guardian is not able to be obtained. Minor passport applicants age 15 and younger require the consent of both parents/guardians. In the event that there is a missing parent or guardian and their consent cannot be obtained, you will need to provide the DS-5525 alongside the DS-11 passport form. Your statement in the form must explain the reason why you cannot obtain the notarized statement of consent. You must justify that there are exigent or special family circumstances that make two parent/guardian consent unobtainable. Completion of this form does not guarantee passport issuance. Your request may qualify as a special family circumstance if the minor’s family situation makes it exceptionally difficult or impossible for one or both of the minor’s custodial parents/legal guardians to provide the notarized, written consent.
The DS-86 Passport Application Form is for applicants that applied for a passport but never received it. Submit the DS-86 passport form if you did not receive your passport within 10 days of the passport agency mailing it. Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 and the customer service representatives will walk you through this form.
Can I submit a handwritten passport application form?
The DS-11 and DS-82 passport forms should always be generated using the passport form filler tool. The DS-64, DS-5525, DS-3053, and DS-86 can be handwritten. Take care to write legibly and with a black or blue pen only. We do not recommend ever submitting a handwritten DS-11 or DS-82 passport form. If you are expediting your passport, the handwritten copy will not be accepted. If you make any mistakes or your writing is not legible, your passport processing will be delayed.