Apply for a Passport

First U.S. passport, renewal of a minor’s passport or first time adult passport.

You are in the right section if:

  • This is the first time you are applying for a U.S. Passport.
  • Your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • You are renewing a passport that was issued when you were 15 years old or younger.

If any of these do not apply to you and you just need to renew your passport, please check our Renew a Passport section.

If you had your passport stolen or if it has been lost, please check our Report a Lost or Stolen Passport section.


  • Proof of Citizenship. (U.S. Birth Certificate, Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Naturalization.)
    Original and one (1) copy
  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photo with a white background. Make sure that the pictures comply with the requirements.
    Important: If your picture does not comply with the requirements your application will not be accepted and you will have to start the process again.
  • Completed passport application Form DS-11.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information.
    Original and one (1) copy.
  • $145 in U.S. dollars (USD) or corresponding amount in Cuban Pesos (CUP) for adults and $115 in U.S. dollars (USD) or corresponding amount in Cuban Pesos (CUP) for minors (cash only; checks or credit cards are not accepted).

Additional requirements for minors under 16 years old

Note: The Consular Officer may request additional documentation, evolutionary photos, and/or other requirements not mentioned on the website, before approving a passport.

To make an appointment to drop off your application, please email the American Citizens Services Unit at