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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Beginning February 1, 2004, all minors applying for passports must appear in person.

Passport Application Information:

DS-11 and DS-82 application forms both have 4 pages. Pages 1 and 2 provide information for the applicant and are not for submission. Page 3 requires information to be completed by the applicant, and although page 4 requires no information from the applicant, it does contain official legal statements and is required as part of the application form. Pages 1,2, and 4 should be read before completing page 3. Your application for submission must be printed pages 3 and 4. Your application will not be accepted without both these pages.

The following forms are available for printing. Failure to use the correct form will result in a delay in the issuance of your passport:


DS-11: Application for Passport

Pages 3 and 4 of this form must be presented and signed in person at an authorized
passport acceptance facility.

You must use this form IF:

1. You have never had a US passport or
2. You are under age 16 or
3. Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago or
4. Your most recent passport was lost or stolen. (If you are applying because your
most recent passport was lost or stolen, you will also need to submit
Form DS-64 listed below.)

Please follow the instructions on pages 1 and 2. Print and complete page 3, and
print and read page 4 carefully before appearing with pages 3 and 4 to apply for your
passport.

DS-82: Application For Passport By Mail

(For Renewals Only) This form should be used for renewing a previously issued
US passport by mail at anytime OR in person at a Regional Passport Agency if you
are traveling internationally, or need your passport for foreign visas, with 14 days.
For a list of Regional Passport Agencies, including their addresses and automated
appointment system telephone numbers, please click here. There are 4 criteria for
using this form. Please use the following checklist to see if you are eligible to apply
with a DS-82:

1. I can submit my most recent passport AND
2. I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport was issued AND
3. I was issued my most recent passport in the last 15 years AND
4. I use the same name as on my most recent passport or since my passport was issued, I have had my named changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name-change.

If you answered NO to any of the 4 statements above…STOP! You cannot use
Form DS-82! You must apply on a DS-11.
Note: Page 1 of the DS-82 gives phone numbers to call for inquiries. If you have a
question about the application process not answered by our website or want to know
the status of a pending application, please call the:

National Passport Information Center

DS-19: Passport Amendment/Validation Application

This form should be used for amending a previously issued US passport by mail at
anytime OR in person at a Regional Passport Agency if you are traveling
internationally, or need your passport for foreign visas, with 14 days. For a list of
Regional Passport Agencies, including their addresses and automated
appointment system telephone numbers, please click here.

This form should be used:

Whenever there is a change in the printed information (e.g., name-change) after your passport was printed;
To extend the validity of certain previously limited passports; or
To add visa pages.
Please follow the instructions on page 2 of the form carefully. Print and complete
page 1 and print and read page 2 carefully. When amending by mail, submit pages 1
and 2 to:

Charleston Passport Center
ATTN: Amendments
1269 Holland Street
Charleston, SC 29405

DS-64: Statement Regarding Lost Or Stolen Passport

This form should be submitted along with the DS-11 Application for Passport and brought with you when you go in person to apply for a new passport if your previous passport has been lost or stolen.

DS-3053: Statement of Consent - Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 14

This form should be submitted, along with the DS-11 Application for Passport, for minors under age 14 as evidence of parental permission if:

You are a non-applying parent or guardian consenting to passport issuance for your child, or
You are an applying parent or guardian, and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian cannot be obtained.