Post 36: How to apply for a passport

How American Citizens apply for a passport.

After finding the passport application information for Canadians, Joy wanted to give the same advantage to Americans. My American friends, this is the on how to apply for a passport. A brief overview is below.

In the United States, thousands of Post Offices US will accept first time passport applications for the United States Department of State. Post offices will accept passport applications for renewal applications as well. Some locations will even take your passport picture for you.

There is a PO locator tool , to help you find Post Offices that have passport acceptance services near you. Some post offices offer walk in passport acceptances, most post offices will require an appointment.

This  Link will  give you information on First time passports;


Step 1: Start Early – Gather Documents

Apply for your passport several months before your trip. First-time applicants, minors, and applicants who may not renew by mail may submit their passport application at the Post Office. The U.S. State Department website explains what you’ll need to bring with you.

  • Passport fees
    • State Department passport fee (costs vary)
    • $25.00 – Post Office processing fee
    • $15.00 – Post Office photo fee (if needed)

Apply for a Passport in Person

 Step 2: Prepare Your Application Package

Visit the U.S. Department of State website to learn how to apply for a passport and what documents you need.

Get Started on Your Application

 Step 3: Find a Post Office

Post Offices have set hours for passport services. Many require an appointment. Use the PO Locator to find the nearest Post Office offering passport services.

There is an additional section on the website if you need your passport in a hurry. Please refer to the website for more information on that.


1: Apply Early  (please scroll down the page on the website for the following steps)

2: Check Your Renewal Eligibility

3: Prepare Your Application Package

This web link is full of helpful information. Last of all, please use the website link or call your local Post Office for more information. :))

For our American Family and Friends
For our American Family and Friends

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