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What is the DS-11 form?

DS-11 form is the one that you need to fill out if you want to receive the US Passport. You have to apply this form for your first-time passport or renew it. It does not have to contain your signature. But once it is approved, you have to sign it.

What I need the DS-11 for?

You need DS-11 form in case:

  • You want to apply for the US passport for the first time;
  • You want to restore your passport after it was stolen, lost or damaged;
  • You have changed your name;
  • You got married;
  • The expiration period is coming closer, and you need to request the new passport;
  • Without a passport, you can’t open a bank account, receive credit, travel, and so on.

There is a due date of the form. It is constantly changing. Each year you see the new date on the official US website.

How to fill out DS 11 in 2021

You have to be extremely attentive while filling out this form. The passport stays with you all your life. Make sure there are no mistakes, as they will cause numerous troubles in the future. You will need to include in the form:

  • Your name: first, last and middle;
  • Your sex;
  • The number of your social security;
  • Your date and place of birth;
  • Information on how to contact you: current address and phone;
  • In case you have other names, include them in the form.

The second page of the form requires information about your spouse, parents, your height, hair color, the color of your eyes. If you have upcoming travel, describe them in the form.

Organizations that work with DS-11

  • Regional Agency;
  • Passport Acceptance Facilities.

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You can fill out the DS-11 form online or print out and fill out by hand.  If you fill out the form electronically, at the end of the questionnaire you will need to print the form and bring it at the time of the interview.

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Where to get the DS-11 form?

You can download the most recent version of the DS-11 Form (US Passport Application) on the official Department of State website. It can be quite hard to get through, especially if you’re new to dealing with such federal forms.

How to fill DS-11 form for minors?

Here are the steps to fill DS-11 for the minor:

  1. Enter your child’s full legal name (same as on the birth certificate);
  2. Provide a child’s SSN (Social Security Number);
  3. State true height, eye color, and hair color;
  4. Enter birth dates of both parents (as in the passports);
  5. Provide the real residential address;
  6. Enter at least 1 home or cell phone number;
  7. Give contacts and address of someone who will reply in an emergency;
  8. Enter issue date and number of the previous passport. 

Using the PDFLiner online form filler, you can complete the form much faster and print a complete exemplar directly from the website. 
 

Where to mail passport application DS-11?

If you are based in the US, you should submit the completed form in person or mail it to the local Department of State office. Don’t forget to attach your citizenship evidence, photo, a photocopy of ID, and fees. Contact the local DS office before submission to make sure that there are no application changes.

What happens if I send in a DS-11 instead of a DS-82 for my passport renewal?

If you haven’t paid the fee yet, you can simply send the DS-82 (Passport Renewal application) instead. If the fee for DS-11 is already paid, and the form is sent, you should contact the State Government office where you sent the form and tell about your mistake as soon as possible as there’s no form to cancel DS-11 if it has been sent properly.

What authorized agent signs DS-11?

The form can be signed only by the applicant and taken to the interview stage or sent directly to the state government office. When you are receiving your passport, you cannot sign the acceptance form without being witnessed by an authorized acceptance agent. 

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