Passport Instructions

Passport Instructions helps to make the process of getting a passport simple, quick, and direct.  Our comprehensive guide for passport instructions for all passport types will tell you all you have to know to get your passport, including eligibility, required documents, how to submit your request, and how to get your passport quick.  Check the options below to select the US passport instructions you need.

New Passport Instructions

These directions are for first time applicants above 16 years old, and for applicants whose last passport was issued more than 15 years ago or before they turned 16.

Passport Renewal Instructions

If your latest passport was issued under 15 years ago, you can submit it for a passport renewal.  Select our Passport Renewal Instructions to take in more.

Child Passport Instructions

If your child age is 15 or younger, needs a passport, select these guidelines.  The minor passport directions apply both for first time child applicants and children who have previously been issued a US passport.

Lost Passport Instructions

These directions apply to applicants who have lost their latest US passport, whether that passport was valid or expired.

Stolen Passport Instructions

Select this option if your latest passport was stolen, and learn how to acquire a replacement passport.

Damaged Passport Instructions

If your passport is badly damaged, for example, have a detached cover, torn pages, or severe water damage, you can get a replacement passport using these instructions.

Name Change Instructions

Have you legally changed your name since your last passport was issued?  Visit our Name Change Instruction page to figure out how to have your US passport issued into your new name.

Passport Corrections Instructions

If your passport was issued with incorrect information or a printing mistake, you can have a revised passport issued.  These guidelines also apply to tourists who were issued a limited validity passport who need a full validity 10-year passport issued.

Second Passport Instructions

Frequent travelers and tourists to some Middle East countries are qualified to acquire a second passport with limited validity.  Visit out Second Passport Instructions page to take in more.

Passport Card Instructions

Learn how to get a card version of your passport that you can use for land or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.