Renew a Passport for the First Time as an Adult

This page is for adults that have previously received a U.S. passport.

If you are not yet a U.S. citizen, please click here to apply for U.S. citizenship, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and a passport for a child for the first time.

All applicants applying for the first time as adults (age 16 above) must apply in person.

Step 1:

Read and print the Passport Checklist.

Step 2:

Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form.  If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF format).  To view PDF files, you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat. Get a free download from the Adobe website.

  • Please check that you have read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaims and click submit.
  • Click Apply Online to access the DS-11 form.
  • Please note that some instructions are only applicable in the United States.

Step 3:

Schedule an appointment.  Use a valid email address and print your confirmation.

Step 4:

Applicants 16 years old and above will be allowed to sign on their own passport application.  Special Requirement for minors 16 & 17 years old: It is recommended that at least one parent appear in person to identify the minor applicant (even if he or she will be signing for himself/herself) as well as to show parental awareness.

Step 5:

Show-up for the appointment. Follow all the instructions on the checklist and bring all documents with you to your appointment. Once payment has been made and application has been approved, passport will be processed and delivered within 4-6 weeks. The expired U.S. passport (duly cancelled by the Embassy) will be delivered together with the new U.S. passport. Note: Please expect a much longer turn-around time for the passport delivery if the application was initially submitted at the American Consular Agency in Cebu.