DS 11 Form

A Form DS-11 is an application for a US Passport. It is used by United States citizens and US nationals who are applying for their first passport. This form can also be used by individuals who lost their passport, had a name change, or haven't had a passport for more than 15 years. If the Form DS-11 is for a minor, the parent or guardian of the child must complete the form on behalf of the child as well as provide proper identification for the child and themselves. In some situations, a DS-3053 may also be necessary in order for a child to apply for and receive a US Passport.

What is a DS 11?

A DS 11 form is a passport application form. It is used by the U.S. Department of State. This form is called the "U.S. Passport Application," and should be used by United States citizens and non-citizen U.S. nationals who are applying for a new passport for the first time. Other people who may use this form are people who have only had a passport issued before the age of 16, people whose passport was lost or stolen, people who have had a name change, and people who had a passport issued over 15 years ago.
Additional documentation will be required when you apply for a passport. In addition to this completed form, applicants will need identification documents, such as their birth certificate, social security card, or driver's license.
To submit and application for a child, both parents of the legal guardian(s) must appear and bring proof of U.S. citizenship of the child, evidence of relationship to the child, and present the parental/guardian government issued proof of identity and a copy of the front and back of the identification.  If only one parent appears, you must also submit a form DS-3053 or statement of the non-applying parent consenting to the passport issuance.
Applying for a passport is not free. There will be a fee to process the application. Applicants will always need to submit an appropriate photograph for their passport, or they will need to have one taken.
If you are looking to renew a passport, you should use Form DS-82 instead.

How to complete a DS 11 (Step by Step)

To complete a Form DS 11, you must complete and submit an application to a designated acceptance agent.  You will need to provide the following information:

  • Document(s) for which you are applying  
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Social security number
  • Email
  • Primary contact phone number
  • Mailing address
  • All other names used
  • Name of applicant
  • Date of birth 
  • Parental information - name, date of birth, sex, U.S. citizenship status
  • Whether you have ever been married - name, date of birth, citizenship status, date of marriage, widowed/divorced status
  • Additional contact phone number
  • Occupation
  • Employer or school
  • Height
  • Hair color
  • Eye color
  • Travel plans
  • Permanent address
  • Emergency contact
  • Whether you have ever applied for or been issued a U.S. Passport Book or Passport Card
    • Name as printed on most recent book
    • Most recent book number
    • Most recent book issue date
    • Status of most recent passport book
    • Name as printed on your most recent passport card
    • Most recent passport card number
    • Most recent passport card issue date
    • Status of most recent passport card


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