How to Apply for Your First U.S. Passport
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First-time applicants can apply at any one of over 9,400 U.S. Passport application acceptance facilities in the United States. To find the nearest U.S. Passport application acceptance facility go to the U.S. Department of State’s website at:

At the website, you’ll have to enter your zip code and select how you want to search the nearest facilities. You’ll also have the option to narrow your search by:
  1. handicap access
  2. photo on site - the people at the facility will take your U.S. Passport photo on site (Note: not all facilities take U.S. Passport photos)
  3. photo nearby – a nearby site will take your U.S. Passport photo
Once you enter the information, you’ll see your search results with locations, phone numbers, and distances for each site from your entered zip code. Many post offices act as U.S. Passport application acceptance facilities. If you click one of the facilities, you’ll see the facility’s hours of passport acceptance.

Next, we’ll go over the 5 required documents you’ll need when applying for your U.S. Passport.