Passport Forms and Requirements
- New PassportYou are eligible for a new passport if you are age 16 or over and ONE of the following is true:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport.
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16.
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
- Passport RenewalYou are eligible for a passport renewal if ALL of the following are true:
- Your passport is currently valid, or has expired within the last five years.
- Your passport is in your possession.
- Your passport is not damaged.
- Your passport was issued when you were age 16 or older.
You may request a passport renewal for any one of the following reasons:
- Your passport is expired or will expire soon.
- Your passport is low on blank visa pages.
- You have legally changed your name, and your passport was issued more than one year ago.
- Child Passport
Select this service if the child is under 16 years of age, even if the child has previously been issued a passport.
- BOTH parents must appear with child at a local acceptance agent.
- If one of the parents or legal guardians cannot be present at the acceptance agent, then Form DS-3053 (Minor Consent Form) must be notarized.
- Lost Passport
- Damaged Passport
- Stolen Passport
- Name ChangeYou are eligible for passport name change service if:
- Your current passport is valid, in your possession, and undamaged.
- You have legally changed your name since your passport was issued.
- You are able to submit your original proof of name change (i.e. marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order).
- Second PassportIf you meet one of the following criteria you may request a second passport:
- If you are a frequent traveler and need to obtain a visa stamp in your current valid 10 year passport while you are traveling abroad.
- If you are traveling between politically sensitive countries.