First Time Passport Applicant

DS-11 Passport ApplicationAn appointment is required and each applicant must appear in person.

Form DS-11 will be used if any of the following are true:

  • You are a first-time applicant
  • You are under the age of 18
  • Your previous passport was issued over 15 years ago
  • Your previous passport was issued when you were under the age of 16
  • Your previous passport is badly damaged, lost, or stolen
  • Your previous passport was in a different name and you are unable to submit proper documentation to reflect the name change
  • Your previous passport was a limited validity passport

The following are the requirements for first-time passport applicants:

  • Completed DS-11 Passport Application Form, single-sided with black ink
  • The applicant's full Social Security number is required on the form
  • Proof of citizenship (copy and original required)
  • Proof of identity (front and back copy and original required)
  • Passport photo, one 2-inch by 2-inch color photo with a solid white background. Photos can be taken at the New Brighton Passport Office for $15.
  • Passport fees, each applicant should have separate checks payable to the U.S. Department of State and the City of New Brighton.
    • U.S. Department of State fee: Check or money order only. Credit/debit cards not accepted.
      • A separate check is required for each application
    • City of New Brighton fee: Check, money order, or cash only. Credit/debit cards not accepted.
      • All returned checks payable to the City of New Brighton are subject to a $30 charge.

Applications must be filled out in black ink. If a pencil or another color is used, you will be required to fill out a new application.