Passport Requirements

Passport Requirements for Adults

  1. Fill Out Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport
  2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In Person
  3. Submit Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
  4. Present Photo Identification or Secondary / Supplemental Identification
  5. Pay the Applicable Fee
  6. Provide One Passport Photo*

*Please Note: Birth records previously issued by the Jersey City/Hudson County Office of Vital Statistics are no longer accepted by the federal government when applying for a U.S. Passport. For more information about these birth records, visit

Passport Applications

Form DS-11 Application for Passport

Quick Reference

US Department of State – First Time Applicants