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How to Apply for a U.S. Passport

A United States passport is an official government issued travel document and it provides several benefits. A U.S. passport serves as proof of United States citizenship. U.S. passports are issued by the United States Department of State through officially authorized passport application acceptance facilities or agencies, official passport regional agencies or passport centers, and through U.S. consulates and embassies abroad. U.S. citizens have the right to apply for a U.S. Passport to have their U.S. citizenship recognized and to enjoy the benefits of holding and traveling with a U.S. Passport. First time passport applicants need to apply in person. However, in certain cases passport renewals can be done by mail. Order and download the passport application instructions package to learn how to apply for a passport.

A passport is required for all U.S. citizens when traveling out of the U.S., or into the U.S. by air. U.S. Citizens can use a passport card (instead of a regular passport book) to travel through land and sea ports of entry when traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. United States citizens are allowed to hold a regular passport book and a passport card. Some of the benefits of traveling with a U.S. passport include no visa requirement to travel to most countries in the world, also enjoy assistance at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. When entering the United States with your U.S. passport enjoy free travel in and out of the country without time limitation and at most airports enjoy a special immigration line only for U.S. citizens.

Passport Application Eligibility

One of the main requirements to be eligible to apply for an American passport is to be a citizen of the United States. Some people are U.S. citizens by birth because they were born inside the U.S. territory; others become citizens automatically by birth abroad (usually by having one or two American parents complying with certain requirements of physical presence in the U.S.). Some people become U.S. citizens through the process of Naturalization. One of the main requirements to obtain a passport of the United States is to have proof of your U.S. citizenship. U.S. residents-green card holders are not eligible to apply for a U.S. passport, green card holders first must apply for the U.S. citizenship in order to become U.S. citizens and be able to apply for a passport.






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The passport information guide gives you instructions to apply for a U.S. passport. It provides answer to FAQs, and instructions to access passport application forms. Here is a list of some of the items included:

  • United States passport application instructions
  • Who is eligible to apply for a United States passport?
  • How to provide proof of my American Citizenship?
  • How to apply for a passport card?
  • Requirements to obtain a U.S. passport?
  • Where to apply for a passport in the United States?
  • List of passport agencies and passport acceptance facilities.
  • How to obtain a passport if you are currently outside of the United States?
  • How to obtain a new passport if my passport was lost, damaged or stolen?
  • How to add additional pages to a valid U.S. passport
  • Instructions to complete and submit passport application forms
  • Passport update after a name change
  • Requirements for children obtaining a passport
  • How long does it take the process of applying for a US passport?
  • How to rush a passport application to obtain a passport urgently?
  • How to check the status of a pending passport application?
  • How to check the status of your passport application online or by phone
  • Passport photography requirements
  • Application processing fees and forms of payment
  • The United States allows double citizenship?
  • Can I have a United States passport and a non-U.S. passport (also known as double citizenship)?
  • General application requirements, processing information and instructions to access official passport forms.
  • Passport renewal instructions in person or by mail
  • Instructions to replace a lost, damaged or stolen passport
  • Passport Application requirements
  • Application instructions for a United States passport for the first time
  • Application instructions for a passport card
  • How to renew an expired U.S. Passport
  • List of passport application facilities in the U.S.
  • Passport filing fees
  • Instructions to access U.S. passport application forms online


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