New Passport Checklist

Please print this checklist to make sure you include and send all items listed here to APVI.

DS-11 Application for a New Passport

The application must be filled out through the Department of State's official webpage (linked from your Check Status page) and printed.


Once completed, upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by an APVI specialist.  Do not sign the application until you are in front of an Acceptance Agent. 

Proof of US Citizenship

A previously issued US Passport, an original or certified US birth certificate or naturalization certificate. Only Original Documents or Certified Copies will be accepted. All originals will be returned with your New Passport.


Upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by an APVI specialist. 

Proof of Identity

Primary Proof of Identification is a front and back copy of a Federal, State or military ID. It must be issued at least 6 months from the submission date. If your ID is less than 6 months old, it must be submitted with Secondary Identification Documents.


Upload a copy to your Check Status page for a review by an APVI specialist. 

Proof of Travel

You must provide proof of travel (business letter, flight/train/cruise itinerary) that shows your departure within 14 days of your submission. If you do not have official proof of travel, you will need to complete a personal travel letter. It is up to the discretion of the AA whether the personal letter will be accepted. 


Upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by an APVI specialist. 

One Passport Photo

One NEW passport photo: 2x2 inches, in color, full face, front view with a white background. For assistance, click “more information”.


You must upload the photo for review and send the printed copy with your application for submission.

Government Fees: check or money order payable to "U.S. Department of State" for $170, if applying for a Passport Book or $200, if applying for a Passport Book and Card

If submitting a check, it must have a pre-printed name and physical address. No PO Boxes or starter checks can be accepted. The check should use the date format of MM/DD/YYYY and should match the date on the application. 


Once completed, upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by an APVI specialist. 

Previously Issued US Passport Book/Card (If applicable)

If you were previously issued a child's passport book and/or card, they must be submitted with the rest of your new passport application documents. 


Upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by an APVI specialist. 

Letter of Authorization

After the completion and upload of all other listed items, a specialist will review your documents and email you the appropriate letter of authorization to complete. This must be printed and sealed inside of the envelope with the rest of your documents at the AA. 

Once completed, upload a copy to your Check Status page for review by a specialist to receive your overnight shipping label.