Passport Checklist

Completed Passport Application (DS-11)Form DS-11 must be typed or completed in BLACK INK. Do not sign the form. The form is available for free from US Dept. of State website.
Passport PhotoOne 2”x2” color photo taken within the last 6 months. Front view with white or off-white background. Photos are also available onsite for $15 each. Photo requirements here.
Evidence of US CitizenshipAn ORIGINAL/CERTIFIED COPY of one of the following:
  • US Birth Certificate (must include full names of both parents)
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship
  • An expired passport that is not damaged (holes punched by US Dept of State do not count as damage)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Your citizenship document will be submitted with the application and returned to you by mail after you receive your new passport.
IdentificationIdentification must be current and government issued containing your signature and photograph or physical description:
  • A valid Driver’s License or State issued ID card
  • A passport – US or other country, as long as it is valid
  • Military ID card
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
A photocopy of the front and back of the ID will be submitted. If your identification photo does not look like you because the photo was taken a long time ago, other forms of identification may be asked for to supplement your ID.
Additional DocumentsApplicants who have changed their name must provide an official / certified copy of a Marriage License or Court Order.
Supporting documents are also required in cases of adoption, sole custody of a minor or guardianship of a minor.
Acceptable Forms of PaymentPayment to US Department of State (Passport Fee) must be paid by check or money order. This includes expedite fees and return delivery fees.
Payment to Sacramento County Public Law Library (Execution Fee and photo fee, if needed) can be paid with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash or money order.

If you would like to send your application from the library to the processing center faster, 1-2 day delivery is $26.35 and payable with the Execution and Photo fees.
Children Under 16Both parents or legal guardians of the child must appear in person, with valid photo identification. An original birth certificate must be submitted for minors under 16, regardless of whether they have had a previous passport. See the Dept. of State website for exceptions.
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