New US Passport Application
Applicant and both parents or legal guardian(s) must gather
documents listed below and make a personal appearance in front
of an Acceptance Agent.
An Acceptance Agent is a government employee who will
verify the identity of the applicant.
Acceptance Agents are available at most Post Offices
and Court Houses.
Applicant must indicate that he/she is using an expediting
service to "hand carry" the passport application.
The Acceptance Agent will have the applicant and parent
sign the application and seal all documents in an envelope
and return the sealed envelope to parent or legal guardian.
Sealed envelope with new passport application is forwarded
to ItsEasy for processing.
If applicant meets the qualifications, follow
the three steps below:
Step 1 - Gather the
Following Requirements and Visit Acceptance Agent
To obtain a new passport, applicant must bring
an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, naturalization
papers or old passport.
Note: Birth certificates must show
applicant and parent(s) full names - "short form"
birth certificates may not be acceptable.
or Legal Guardian's Proof of Identification
Parent or guardian will be required
to show a driver's license or state-issued identification
issued more than six months ago. Official
government or military picture identification, valid U.S.
or foreign passport with photo, or an I.N.S. Alien Resident
Card is also acceptable.
and/or Legal Guardian's Proof of Relation to Child
Parents and/or legal guardians must prove their
relation to the applicant. Generally this is done by matching
the name on a driver's license or state-issued identification
to the original birth certificate.
Other acceptable documents are Certified Foreign Birth Certificate
of the applicant (translated, if necessary); Report of Birth
Abroad of the Applicant: Form FS-240; Certification of Birth
Abroad of the Applicant: Form DS-1350; Adoption Decree of
the Applicant (with adopting parents' names); Court Order
Establishing Custody of the Applicant; Court Order Establishing
Guardianship of the Applicant; or similar legal documents.
Note:If the name of the parent/guardian
is other than that on the document, evidence of legal name
change is required.
Note: Although discourage, when
only one parent or legal guardian is available to appear in
person, the other parent or legal guardian may provide a notarized
consent statement and photo copy of identification. Only original
copies are accepted. This requirement is strictly enforced
to protect children. Click
here to download Consent Form 3053 (must be notarized).
Note:If only one parent is listed
on the birth certificate or court order of full custody, then
the second parent or legal guardian requirement is waived.
Applicant must submit two (2) identical,
color, passport style photographs. These may be obtained at
many post offices, Kinkos, Mailboxes Etc or similar locations.
Note: If applicant is an infant,
ensure no device or hands used to hold child's head show in
the passport photo.
Applicant must submit a computer-generated
itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such
as an e-confirmation from an airline or Travelocity, Orbitz,
etc) showing departure from the U.S.
copies. Provide one copy to the Acceptance Agent
to be included in the sealed envelope and one copy must be
included with documents delivered to ItsEasy
Applicant must submit an original "Letter
of Authorization" which allows ItsEasy to submit the
application to the US State Dept. The link below will provide
two copies, one to go inside the sealed envelope and one to
go outside the sealed envelope in the package to ItsEasy.
The first section of the letter contains three checkboxes,
you to check off the first two check boxes only in order to
ensure the fastest service.
The US State Dept charges $140 for children's
expedited passports and $25 for verification of new passport
applications by the Acceptance Agent.
Both fees must be paid to the Acceptance Agent onsite. The
new passport fee of $140 may be paid by check, cash, money
order. If paying by check, starter checks are not acceptable.
Indicate the applicants name and DOB in the memo line. The
Acceptance Agent fee of $25 may be paid by any payment method.
Passport Explanation Form (DS-64)
Applicant must submit Explanation Form explaining
the circumstances regarding the recent loss or theft. Answer
the questions clearly and concisely as if speaking directly
to a US State Dept. official. Questions regarding previous
passport number, expiration date, etc may be left blank if
the information is not available
Applicant must submit one completed passport
application form (DS-11) by following the link below. The
US State Dept web site "wizard" will walk you through
After completing passport application online, print by pressing
"Create Form" button. Print two (2) completed
passport applications. One copy will be included
in the sealed envelope by the Acceptance Agent and the second
copy (which does not need to be signed) must be included with
documents delivered to ItsEasy.
DO NOT SIGN
the completed application until instructed to do
so by Acceptance Agent.
Note: While completing the application,
the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing
options. Select any options to complete form. No payments
will be made and options selected will have no affect on the
actual service delivered by ItsEasy. The guide is simply to
assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional
Note: A printable off-line version
of the application is available here,
however, applications completed using the paper form may experience
slight processing delays.
Step 2 - Review Your
Package Before Delivering
Passport Package Contents
If shipping documents to ItsEasy
(most common option), applicant will place the sealed envelope
from the Acceptance agent and additional documents listed
below in a shipping envelope (if the sealed envelope is too
large for the shipping envelope, fold it neatly in half)
If delivering documents to an ItsEasy office, simply ensure
you have all documents below.
1) Envelope sealed by Acceptance Agent containing
Most standard processing passport applications are submitted
through the post office. The post office encourages applicants
to pay for confirmed shipping which adds between $15 and $25.
Since you are using an expediting service, DO NOT PAY THE
ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FEES. This will cause delay and possible
rejection of your expedited passport application.
You will pay two fees
at the post office, $140 for the passport and $25 for the
Acceptance Agent . DO NOT PAY FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE.
2) On the outside of the sealed envelope,
applicant must write the following:
Last Name, First Name
Date of Birth
Contact Phone Number
* If there is more than one application in the envelope
(for multiple applicants), write out each applicants name
and date of birth.
3) Copy of travel itinerary
4) Completed (signed) copy of Letter of
Authorization (marked "EXTRA COPY")
5) Completed (unsigned) copy of passport
Step 3 -
Place Order and Deliver Documents
Applicant must submit an ItsEasy order form
which provides contact information, service request and payment information.
Upon completion of the order form shipping or delivery instructions will
be provided for the appropriate ItsEasy office.