Passport Resources and Information

How To Apply

You must apply in person if any of the following is true:

  • You have never been issued a U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • You were under age 16 when your previous passport was issued
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was lost or stolen
  • Your name has changed since your previous U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
  1. Complete and Print Form

  2. Bring Your Completed (Unsigned) Form and the Following Additional Documents to a nearby Passport Facility

    1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (one of the following, originals or certified copies only)
      • U.S. Birth Certificate
      • Previous U.S. Passport
      • Naturalization Certificate
      • Citizen Certificate
      • Certificate of a U.S. Birth Abroad
    2. Proof of Identity (one of the following; originals only, no copies)
      • Valid PA Driver's or Non-Driver's License
      • Naturalization Certificate
      • Prior U.S. Passport
      • Government Employee ID
      • Official Military ID Card
    3. Photograph

      Applicants may also present one passport photograph taken within the past 6 months. Photos must be 2x2 inches in size (no exceptions). It should be front view with a white or off-white plain background. The customer must be the only person in the photo.

  3. Pay the Applicable Fees

    Please refer to the Passport Fees section of the U.S. State Department website.

    Checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's) and money orders payable to "U.S. Department of State"
    There must be one check or money order to the U.S. Department of State per application form. On the bottom left side of check or money order, please write the applicant's full name and date of birth.

Please note, there are special requirements for children under age 16, and special requirements for children ages 16 and 17.

For More Information

Visit the Passports section of the U.S. State Department website for further information about travel restrictions and obtaining a passport. The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.