Notice:  From 2 January 2023, most child renewal applications for children aged 15 or younger can be lodged by mail.  Find out how to prepare your mail application kit here. 

First time passports, passports for children aged 16 and 17 years, and applications to replace temporary or emergency passports must continue to be lodged in person. 

For child applications accompanied by B4, B5, B7 or B9 forms (e.g. applications involving surrogacy, Australian court orders or without full parental consent), please check with your lodging office whether in-person lodgement is required.

Welcome to the Passport Office.

Please use our menus to find all the information you need to apply for a passport in the United States.  Whether you are renewing your passport or applying for the first time, you will need to prepare an application form and submit it in person at one of our offices.  

Below are links to other passport information that may assist you.  If you have questions that are not answered in these pages, please call your lodging office for advice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PASSPORT APPLICANTS