How to Apply for a Passport

Hannah Lawrence
Aug 7, 2018 · 2 min read
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United states passports are usually issued to residents and nationals of the US. The department of state is the one responsible with issuing the passports. If you are found exiting or entering the US without a passport, you can be arrested and charged. If you want to apply for a US passport, here is the procedure. Read more here:

When applying for a passport, if it is your first doing this, you will have to present yourself to the passport agency. You can search on the internet for passport agencies located in your state. It is important to book an appointment in advance, you can do it online. Alternatively, you can call the national passport information center, they have a number which you can find online and its operational 24/7. For people who are applying for the passport for the first-time or children under the age of 16, there is a specific form that one is required to fill. If you are renewing your passport, you don’t have to present your self in person, you can do it on email. You will fill a different form from that of the first-time applicants.

Also, there is a different form that is filled for residents or nationals, whose passport has an error or they need change of name in the passport.

When applying for a passport, there are some supporting documents that you need. If it’s a child below 16 years, you need a document to show a relationship between the parent and the kid. As for the other people you need an identification card and evidence of citizenship. Also, you will need a colored passport picture.

The US passport cost you required to pay for first-time application or renewal for a passport book it’s the same. There is the application fee and the execution fee, which is paid for separately. If you are a first-time applicant, you will pay $ 110 for the passport book and $ 35 execution fee. If you are renewing your passport, you will only be required to pay for the passport book. For children under 16 years, they pay $ 80 for the passport book.

You can use the US passport for a period of 10 years before its expires. As for the minors below 16 years, the expiration period is 5 years. The united State passport is valid in all countries except North Korea. US citizens are also allowed to hold the passports of other countries, but if you want to leave or enter the United States, you will be required to us the US one.

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