Passport for Adult

For Urgent or Emergency Passport Services, please call Legal Passport at (800) 238­ 6662 to Reserve Your 48-Hour Passport Appointment in the Passport Agency.

Eligibility Requirements

For individuals who:

  • never had a passport; or
  • lost a valid passport; or
  • passport was issued more than 15 years ago; or
  • most recent passport is damaged or mutilated; or
  • most recent US passport was issued prior to 16th birthday

I. Proof of Citizenship

Certified birth certificate or naturalization certificate or passport issued over 15 years ago. You can order a birth certificate or other vital record here: order a birth certificate.

II. Proof of Identification

Either a current and valid driver’s license with a photo, good for the past year, or a state I D with a photo, good for at least one year, going backward, is required to prove your identity. Bring a photocopy of the front and back of your driver’s license or state identification to the Acceptance Agent office. If you have neither, you will have to resort to Supplemental Identification, and you can view the list of supplemental IDs.

III. Photo Requirements

One passport photo (2×2 with white background)
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IV. Passport Application Form

Complete DS­11 Form with required barcode on top left-hand margin.

This form must be completed online and printed on two pages (not back to back), and signed by the applicant before Acceptance Agent. The passport office will not accept hand­written DS­11 applications. When you print out the DS 11 you only have to print out pages 5 and 6 (twice) and not the first four pages of instructions.

Print 2 copies of your typed DS­11 form; One copy must be executed and endorsed by the Acceptance Agent (AA) and Sealed in a Government Envelope; and the other copy is clipped to the Outside of the Sealed Government Envelope.  If the applicant has lost a valid passport, please also complete DS­64 Form.

IMPORTANT: 1 set of DS-11 Passport application forms must be sealed INSIDE the government envelope by the Acceptance Agent.

See Section 7 below for reference.

Example of 2D Barcode on Form


IMPORTANT: Match the departure date on the DS­11 with the departure date on the travel itinerary or travel evidence.

V. Authorization Letter

Complete One (1) Letter of Authorization with original signatures.

IMPORTANT:  The Letter of Authorization (LOA) must be signed by the applicant and in black ink. The LOA will go inside the Government envelope. The courier company name is required by the government and should be printed or written in black pen on the line above where you sign your name.

VI. Proof of Departure

Computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency, copy of airline ticket, or a corporate letter for business travel.  Proof of departure must be within 2 weeks unless you need a visa and then proof of departure can be within 4 weeks. One copy of the proof of departure should be attached to the outside of the sealed envelope and inside the FedEx envelope.

VII. US Government Fees

Adults: $209.53 payment in the form of a personal check or money order made out to the US Department of State included with the DS­11 form inside the Sealed Envelope. Print the applicant’s name and birth date on the check or money order. This amount includes $19.53 for the Priority Mail return of the passport to the address on your DS-11 form. A separate $35.00 payment is paid to the Post Office or the Clerk of Court.

Please Note: 2-5 Days Urgent Service customers processed in San Francisco must write their check or USPS Money Order for $190.00. San Francisco only allows USPS Money Orders and does not allow bank checks or other types of money orders. You must print your name and birthdate on the check or money order. The passport will be picked up at Will Call and shipped back using FedEx for an extra $40.

VIII. Call to Reserve a Courier, make Payment, and receive the Shipping Address

Call (800) 238­-6662 to Reserve your Courier Appointment at the Passport Agency for your Application.

Payment To Legal Passport by credit/debit card only.

Please provide your credit card to reserve a courier time slot with the US Passport Agency – this is non­refundable, the Passport Agency has limited reservations. Payment is required to secure your reservation. This will guarantee your reservation with the US Passport Agency and expedited service. Note: The US Passport Agency determines eligibility to receive a passport based on proof of citizenship and compliance with the instructions provided.

How fast do you need your US Passport?

  • Urgent: 2 – 5 Days + Shipping Time $720
  • Rush: 6 – 20 Days + Shipping Time $620
  • 20 Days or More + Shipping Time $520

Processing and Shipping Times are based on Business Days.

State Department and Government fees are not included.

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IX. Visit an Acceptance Agent

The Acceptance Agent (AA) will assist when you sign the DS­11 Passport Application at the designated AA office – at a post office or courthouse.

First, check here to find the nearest Acceptance Agent to you, either at a post office, a courthouse or library.

What happens at the AA office?

The Acceptance Agent will:

  • Have you signed and then countersign and stamp the DS­11 application form.
  • Record information from your driver’s license and attach photo to DS­11.
  • Insert Letter of Authorization and $209.53 check (starter checks are not accepted) in Government Envelope.
  • Insert a copy of the flight itinerary or business letter in Government Envelope.
  • The Acceptance Agent will hand the Envelope to you, once you inform the AA you are using Legal Passport, a courier service, for the ‘Hand­Carry.’
  • You overnight the Sealed Envelope and photocopies to Legal Passport (see below).
  • The Hand­ Carry rule is in the AA’s rulebook and they can refer to that if they are unfamiliar with the rule.

X. Items Inside the Sealed Government Envelope

The original documents are inside the SEALED GOVERNMENT ENVELOPE. The certified birth certificate, a naturalization certificate, and/or old passport will be returned with the new passport.

Sealed government envelope documents include the following:

  • DS­11 Passport Application signed and completed with a 2D Bar Code.
  • Certified Birth Certificate or naturalization certificate or old passport.
  • Copy of the front and back of your driver’s license or state ID.
  • One Client Letter of Authorization filled out and signed.
  • Travel itinerary or company letter.
  • One (1) photo.
  • Check (starter checks are not accepted) or money order made payable to: US Department of State for $209.53.
    Print applicant’s name and birthdate on check.
  • The envelope’s STAMPED SEAL must not be tampered with or broken or the application is VOID and you will have to start all over again.

DO NOT include the extra copy of the DS-11 or the payment to Legal Passport INSIDE the sealed envelope. Keep the DS-11 copy separate and away from the AA who seals the envelope.

The copy of the unsigned DS 11 may be paper­-clipped to the OUTSIDE of the SEALED Government Envelope. In any case, but must be in the FedEx envelope for Legal Passport.

XI. FedEx Ship your Sealed Envelope to the Courier

Final checklist of what you need to Overnight FedEx:

  1. Sealed Envelope for the U.S. Passport Service.
  2. 2nd Copy of unsigned DS 11 with bar code on top left margin.
  3. A signed copy of the Legal Passport Refund Policy Doc.

IMPORTANT: Please use the properly sized FedEx envelope, or FedEx box, to Safely and Securely Ship your Sealed Government Envelope + 3 copies.

Call (800) 238-­6662 for the shipping address to Legal Passport courier and for shipping instructions for FedEx. DO NOT USE USPS or UPS.
You are required to report the tracking number when you ship.

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The soonest we can get a US Passport delivered to you is March 29, 2023.