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What you need to apply link

  • Personal check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. A separate check or money order for each application is preferred. The US Department of State does not accept temporary or business checks.
  • Completed form DS-11 Passport Application, unsigned and filled out in black ink or typed. Available at Please print single-sided. Please note, we do not accept Form DS-82.
  • Color passport photo 2x2 inches in size. For photo requirements, see Required photos may also be taken during your appointment at the Austin Public Library Passport Services Office.
  • Valid, unexpired photo ID plus single-sided front-and-back photocopy. If out-of-state, a supplementary ID document is needed. See for a list of acceptable ID documents.
  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship plus photocopy. Examples include a long-form U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, or prior full-validity U.S. passport. For details, see Note: you must provide the original or a certified copy from the office of record. This will be submitted with your application and returned to you by mail.
  • Documentation of name changes or other names used. Original or certified copy required.