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)
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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All information on this page was taken from www.travel.state.gov/passport.