Obtaining a Passport

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST PASSPORT
- OR -
IF YOUR PASSPORT WAS ISSUED OVER 15 YEARS AGO
-OR-
IF YOU WERE UNDER 16 WHEN YOUR PASSPORT WAS ISSUED

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:


1. COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM DS-11:(Click here to download)

2. PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS):

        A.  PREVIOUS U.S. PASSPORT,
        B.  CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION, CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP, OR
               REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD,
        C.  BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Certified copy, issued by a city or town clerk, not a
                   hospital.                    
             The birth certificate  MUST contain the following:
  •   Given Name and Surname
  •   Date of Birth
  •   Place of Birth
  •   File or Registration Date       
  •   Certification (raised or colored seal)
  •   Parents Name on Birth Certificate

(It is HIGHLY recommended that you submit a "long form" copy complete with parental information; extract cards are often insufficient and could cause delay)

3.  PROOF OF IDENTITY:  Acceptable documentary evidence of identity (photo ID) is required. For example: Previous U.S. Passport, Driver's License (not temporary of learner's permit), etc.

4.  ONE (1) PASSPORT PHOTO:  2"x 2", full face, plain light background.

5.  REGULAR FEES / PASSPORT BOOK (6-Week Turnaround Time):

ADULT, 16 years and older:MINOR, Under 16 years:
$110 check payable to U.S. Dept of State$80 check payable to U.S. Dept of State
$25 payable to Town of Orleans$25 payable to Town of Orleans

6.  EXPEDITED FEES (3-Week Turnaround Time):

ADULT, 16 years and older:MINOR, Under 16 years:
$185.45 check payable to U.S. Dept of State$155.45 check payable to U.S. Dept of State
$  48.75 payable to Town of Orleans$  48.75 payable to Town of Orleans

(US Department of State MUST be paid by CHECK or money order; Town may be paid by cash or check)

Download DS-11 Form: (Click here to download)

Interested in a Passport Card?  Click here for more information.

PASSPORTS FOR CHILDREN / MINORS:

NOTE:  A minor's passport must be executed in person with form DS-11. ~If the child is under the age of 16, both parents and the child must appear together, and the child's certified birth certificate is required (even if the child is submitting a previously valid passport), in order to prove parentage. ~If the minor is between the ages of 16 and 18, they must appear with at least one parent at the time of application.

If one parent is unable to appear, the Statment of Consent or Special Circumstances Form (click to download) may be used (and must be notarized).


                         PASSPORT RENEWALS  BY MAIL

You Are Qualified For This If Your Old Passport Was Issued:
 
                A.  Within the last 15 years
                B.  After your 16th Birthday
                C.  You can submit your most recent passport
                D.  You are using the same name or can submit the marriage certificate or
                        court order showing your new name

If you fulfill all of the above, submit an application for Passport by Mail (form DS-82), along with two new photos, your old passport, and a $110.00 check or money order payable to the U.S. Dept. of State to the address on the application form.

Download DS-82 Form (click here to download).

GENERAL INFORMATION:

1.  Normal processing takes at least six (6) weeks from the date your application is
     submitted to our office to the date you  receive your passport in the mail.
2.  Applications are accepted Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm., Fridays 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
3.  If you have lost your passport, you must apply for a new one, not a renewal.
4.  Only one person per passport. Each child/person must have their own passport.
5.  Passports are valid for 10 years for an adult (16 and over) and 5 years for a minor.
6.  Applicants must appear in person. Both parents must accompany minors to
     sign/co-sign for them. Children are also required to be present when applying for
     a passport.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: