DS-11 is an Application Form for New U.S. Passport. It is usually filled out by the US citizens who need to replace a stolen or damaged passport, receive a first-time passport or renew a passport issued to an under-age up to 16 or or renewing passport that had expired more than 5 years ago, renewal of passport issued to a minor age 15 or younger.
First you need to download an appropriate printable sample and complete it according to specified instructions and requirements in order to provide acceptance of application. In order a form to be successfully processed, an applicant has to provide correct information.Pay attention that you will be required to attach some additional documents to form DS-11, such as:
The following must apply to you in order to be considered as the first time or new passport applicant:
- document which certifies the citizenship;
- identity document;
- recent color photo.
- This is your very first U.S. passport
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued under age 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued 15 or more years ago
- Your previous U.S. passport was stolen, lost or damaged
- There has been a name change since the issue of your U.S. passport for which you are not able to legally document the name change
If you were issued a passport as a child when you were under the age of 16, your passport will no longer be valid, regardless of how long it has been since it was used.
If you have passed the 16-year mark since you traveled, you will be required to apply for a new U.S. passport, as though you have never been issued a valid passport before.
If you are counting on getting your passport renewed for your trip, check the expiration date. It is easy for time to lapse without people realizing just how long it has been.
If your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you will be applying for a new U. S. passport instead of a renewal.
If you have waited until immediately before your trip, we may be able to expedite your first passport application so that it is ready for you in as little as 24 hours.