How To: Getting Your Passport

Simply, here are the tips for getting underway with your US passport! Bon voyage!

Have the Documents you need!

The necessary documents are a simple Proof of Citizenship and Proof of Identity.

There are a number of different documents that can be used, however.

This depends on whether or not this is the first time applicant, or if the passport is intended for a minor.


  • Proof of citizenship includes:
    • Previous US passport
    • Birth certificate for those born inside the US.
    • For those born outside the US, a Certificate of Citizenship (or like document) will be necessary upon submission
  • Proof of identity includes:
    • Previous US passport
    • Driver’s license
    • Current government or military ID
    • Naturalization Certificate.

*These items should include both your photo and your signature!

*In the absence of an ID, you will need two forms of secondary identification.

With fairly lenient protocol on this front items like a social security card, credit card or even a library card will do. In fact, one can even appear with a witness, who will need their own sufficient forms of ID.

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