How to get passport?

How to Get a Passport

Getting a passport is not as difficult as it might seem. As long as you’ve gathered the necessary documents and kept straight the steps to follow, you’re ready to get your passport. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to get a passport:

1. Collect the Documents

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship: Valid U.S. birth or naturalization certificate or valid expired passport.
  • Proof of Identity: Valid driver’s license, military identification card or a current government or employer ID card.
  • Passport Photo: A passport-style photograph with a white or off-white background.
  • Fee:
    • $110 to $145.00 (depending on age and type of passport)
    • Separate check payable to U.S. Department of State.

2. Complete the Application

  • Fill out and print the Form DS-11 – available on the State Department website.
  • Complete the form in black or blue ink.
  • Sign and date the form.

3. Make Your Appointment

  • Go to to make an appointment for a passport acceptance facility near you, or call the National Passport Information Center.
  • Don’t forget to bring any supporting documents, your completed application, and the appropriate fee.

4. Get Your Passport

  • Your passport will be mailed to you in 1-2 weeks.
  • Remember to keep your passport in a safe place – you’ll need it for travel.

By following the steps outlined above, you can get a passport in no time. Though it may seem daunting, the process is actually very straightforward. So go ahead – get started on your passport journey!


Mostafa Saady, Egyptian Software Engineer, supersonic self-learner and teacher, fond of learning and exploring new technologies and science. As a self-taught professional I really know the hard parts and the difficult topics when learning new or improving on already-known languages. This background and experience enables me to focus on the most relevant key concepts and topics.

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