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Apply for a new adult passport

You need a passport to travel to most countries outside the U.S. Learn how to apply in person.


Be aware of processing times. They change throughout the year.

Eligibility to get a passport

To get a U.S. passport, you must be either:

  • A U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization or
  • A qualifying U.S. non-citizen national

You must apply in person at a passport acceptance facility for a new passport. It cannot be done online or by mail. 

LAST UPDATED: April 19, 2023


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