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Which Application Form Should I Submit?
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Passport applicants are encouraged to use the Department of State Passport Wizard tool to determine the appropriate application forms, fees and photo requirements.

On the final page of the Passport Wizard, you will see the options “Complete by Hand” and “Form Filler.” Applicants are encouraged to use the “Form Filler” option. The Form Filler will collect your information online and automatically generate a completed PDF to print and bring to your appointment. Once you have filled out the application online and printed a copy, you may schedule an appointment online.

Tips for using the Form Filler tool:

  • Begin your application by clicking on “Submit” under the “Fill Out Online and Print” column.
  • Form Filler will begin as a form DS-11 by default, but it will generate a PDF of the correct form at the end (DS-11, DS-82, DS-5504, etc.) based on your responses.
  • Please ensure you enter your email address on the application form correctly. The consulate will use this address to notify you when your passport is ready for collection.
  • For the question “was your most recent passport book limited for two years or less?” only select “yes” if the passport you are renewing was an emergency passport issued by a consulate or embassy overseas. If the passport you are renewing was limited to two or four years because it is a second passport, select “no.”
  • Overseas posts have no expedited service or overnight delivery. Selecting these will have no effect on the processing of your application or the fee you are charged at your interview.
  • To print your application, scroll to the bottom of the final page, check the box for acknowledgement, and click the blue “Create Form” button. This will generate the PDF that you must print and bring to your appointment.