We know that a lot of time, prayer, and preparation go into planning a mission trip...especially one out of the country. We hope this page will offer the assistance you need to complete the passport application process.


A U.S. passport is your key to international travel. When presented abroad, it is a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and access all lawful, local aid and protection. It allows you access to U.S. Consular services and assistance while abroad. Most importantly, it allows you to re-enter the United States upon your return home. 

The Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. They protect the integrity of the U.S. passport as proof of U.S. citizenship at home and around the world. 


Essential information about the U.S. passport application process:

Under Age 16? See the special requirements for minors 

Age 16 or older? Follow these steps to get your passport 

Find out how much a passport costs 

Find out where to apply
- Locate a Passport Application Acceptance Facility near you

Find out how long it takes 

Need a passport in a hurry? Learn how to expedite your application 

Already applied? Check the status of your application 

How long will it take to get my passport? Processing Times 

Contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC)


Passport Renewal:

By Mail 

In Person 


Completing Passport Application Forms by hand:

For more information on each form and/or to print a blank form, choose from the list below:

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Complete the form you need easily and correctly using the Passport Application Wizard! 


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