A DS-11 US Passport Application is a form, which must be filled when a person wants to get a passport or change the old one into the new one. Despite the fact that a passport is not a number one identification document (a driving license or identification card perfectly serves this purpose), it is still a required document when it comes to traveling abroad.
A Passport Application is to be used:
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The DS-11 Passport Application consists of two pages.
Decide On A Book Or Card
At first, you have to choose whether you are interested in getting a Passport Book, a Passport Card, or both. Put a checkmark in the box which fits you best.
In this section, you will have to fill nine fields devoted to the general information about you. These are:
Application for Identification Document
In this section, you will be asked to provide information about the Identification document which you choose as your basis when submitting a DS-11 US Passport Application.
Attention: Do not complete this section only if your authorized asks you to do so. Otherwise—leave it empty.
In this section (field 10), you should put basic parental information, including mother’s and father’s names, places of birth, sexes correspondingly, and also put a checkmark whether the parent is a U.S. Citizen or not.
In this section (field 11), you are asked to provide information about your marital status, including:
Also, you should answer the question about your previous marriages: whether you were widowed or divorced, and if so, write the widow/divorce date.
If you are not married, put a checkmark “no” next to question 11 and leave these spaces empty.
Fields 12-14 are devoted to some additional information, concerning additional phone number, occupation (for applicants of 16+ years), and information about the employer or a school (if applicable)
Basic Biological Information
Fields 15-17 require you to write your height, hair, and eye color.
Fields 18-21 are devoted to some final clarifications concerning your travel plans, your emergency contact (contacts of the person who will not be on a journey with you).
This section also asks you to answer the question, whether you already have/had a Passport Book and a Passport Card.
Pay attention! You should not fill the fields below field 21. These fields will be filled by the issuing office!
Once you have completed the form, you should submit it to an acceptance agent. To find the one which fits your purposes, visit this site: travel.state.gov or call 1-877-487-2778 (National Passport Information Center).