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Review the requirements, forms and documents you'll need. Print your application,single-sided, on plain, 8.5 x 11 white paper using either a laser or inkjet printer in black ink.
Submit the original document, and make one photocopy.
Your original proof of citizenship will be returned with your new passport.
If your passport has been mutilated, it must be included with your passport application, regardless of condition.
The application must be created online at http://pptform.state.gov. Print two copies of the DS-11 form. Do not sign the form until instructed to do so at the Passport Acceptance Facility.
Submit a letter explaining how the passport was damaged. This letter must bear your original pen-to-paper signature.
The photocopy must be on 8.5″x11″ paper, on only one side of the paper; you may use two sheets of paper if necessary. If the name on the ID does not match the name on the proof of citizenship, submit an original name change document (i.e. marriage certificate or court order). Applicants who hold out-of-state identification or who are 16-17 years old should contact for additional identification requirements.
Submit a check or money order payable to “US Department of State”
The Letter of Authorization (LOA) allows us to represent you to all agencies involved in issuing your passport. The signature on all the LOAs must be an original pen-to-paper signature in blue or black ink, and must match the signature on your current passport and your application form. No faxes, scans or copies will be accepted. You must obtain the LOA from your travel specialist before you visit the Passport Acceptance Facility.
You will need to appear in person at a Passport Acceptance Facility to have your identity verified and documents reviewed by an Acceptance Agent. A $35 execution fee will be paid directly to the facility.
To find the most convenient Passport Acceptance Facility, visit http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/.