How to Apply for Passport (2024)

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How to Apply for Passport (2024)


How do I get help with passport application questions? ›

I need some help with the information requested on the passport application form. Please call the National Passport Information Center, toll-free, at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY). General passport help is also available at

What are the most common mistakes on a passport application? ›

Besides photo issues, the company's review found seven other mistakes commonly made by passport applicants: Information on the application is different from the previous passport. Full name or date of birth is different, or applicant leaves out a middle name or changes the middle name to an initial.

What is the question number 10 on the passport application? ›

#10 –*** Names of parents of applicant – first & middle and then last name (mother's name must be her maiden name), date of birth of parents and place of birth. Also indicate male/female and whether or not they are citizens of the U.S. This information is required even if the parents are deceased.

Is passport assist legit? ›

Most Recent Customer Review

I thought this was a government website, but it is not. Very deceiving, do not be fooled. Make sure you are doing passport services directly with the ** government site. This is definitely a way for them to scam money from people.

How do I speak to someone at a U.S. passport? ›

Our primary number is 1-877-487-2778. Se habla español.

What will cause a passport to be denied? ›

Denying a Passport

Some reasons to deny a passport include: A valid, unsealed federal warrant of arrest. A federal or state criminal court order. A condition of parole or probation forbidding departure from the United States (or the jurisdiction of the court)

Why is getting passport so hard? ›

They're blaming the epic wait times on lingering pandemic -related staffing shortages and a pause of online processing this year. That's left the passport agency flooded with a record-busting 500,000 applications a week. The deluge is on-track to top last year's 22 million passports issued, the State Department says.

What makes a passport strong or weak? ›

According to this data, the primary deciding factor to how “powerful” a passport is is determined by how many countries are accessible and visa-free for a nation's citizens.

What happens during a passport interview? ›

The staff at the passport office are interested in working out if the person in front of them is the person who has filled out the form. They will therefore ask some seemingly random questions to establish your identity.

Does the passport office ever call you? ›

Ignore unsolicited calls, emails or texts claiming to come from a government agency. Spoofing and phishing scams designed to trick you into sharing personal information have become highly sophisticated. Government agencies will not contact you via phone, text or email, and will instead do so by mail.

What is the first two digits of the passport application? ›

The first two digits of your nine-digit passport application locator number allow you to know which agency or center is working on your application. You can find your application locator number by checking our Online Passport Status System. The unique digits for each of our agencies and centers are below.

What are the 10 pieces of written information on a passport? ›

Passports do not include your address. Passport data pages, or biodata pages, only include your name, passport number, nationality, date and place of birth, your sex, and the passport's date of issue and date of expiry.

Do you have to put parents' info on your passport? ›

Please keep in mind that the passport card will arrive 30 days after your regular passport book is delivered to the Embassy or Consulate. Parents' information: Please enter all the requested information. The full name of your parents at birth, even if they are deceased or you do not know their current location.

What is the quickest I can get a passport? ›

Current Processing Times (applied on or after December 18, 2023)
Routine6 to 8 weeks
Expedited2 to 3 weeks
UrgentMust make an appointment and have international travel within 14 calendar days

Do you need an appointment to get a passport in New Jersey? ›

Our passport agencies and centers: Process all applications we receive from acceptance facilities and by mail, and. Serve customers by appointment only who have urgent travel to a foreign country in the next 14 calendar days, or need a foreign visa in the next 28 calendar days.

How much does a passport cost in New Jersey? ›

Passport Book: Valid for travel by air sea and land travel. Passport fee of $130.00 per applicant must be paid by check or money order payable to "Department of State" - no cash.

How to schedule a passport appointment? ›

Visit and schedule your appointment.
  1. Pay your passport processing fee at any of our authorized Payment Centers.
  2. Print out the confirmed appointment packet that will be emailed to you after you have paid your passport processing fee.

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