Required Documents

 

We strongly encourage you to fill out your passport applications online, print them, and bring them with you for your appointment.  This will greatly reduce the time you have to spend in our office.

DS-11 Form for Passport Application. To be used:

  • If you have never had a U.S. passport, or
  • You are under age 16, or
  • You are a first-time applicant over age 16, or
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago, or
  • Your most recent passport was lost or stolen (If you are applying because your most recent, valid passport was lost or stolen, you will also need to submit Form DS-64 listed below)

DS-64 Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport:

This form should be submitted along with the DS-11 Application for Passport and brought with you when you go in person to apply for a new passport if your previous, and still valid passport has been lost or stolen. NOTE: You must apply in person for a new passport.

DS-82 Form for Passport Application.  To be used:

  • If you can submit your most recent passport AND
  • Was at least 16 years old when most recent passport was issued AND
  • Was issued most recent passport in the last 15 years AND
  • Use the same name as on most recent passport or since passport was issued, have had named changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect name-change

DS-3053 Statement of Consent – Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16

This form should be notarized and submitted, along with the DS-11 Application for Passport, for minors under age 16 as evidence of parental permission if:

  • You are a non-applying parent or guardian consenting to passport issuance for your child, or
  • You are an applying parent or guardian, and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian cannot be obtained.

DS-5504 Form for Passport Re-application. To be used:

  • Wherever there is a change in the printed information (eg. name-change) after your passport was printed, or
  • To extend the validity of certain previously limited passports.

For more information, please visit www.travel.state.gov.

Please bring the child to the Embassy or Consulate in China and bring the following items with you:

  1. Your child’s previous passport and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of the biodata page of the passport.
  2. Family photos to show that the child in the previous passport is identifiable with the applicant are required if the passport photo was taken when the child was a baby.
  3. Your child’s original and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of birth certificate/Consular report of birth abroad/adoption decree and a clear, resolution photocopy of the document.
    Note: Child’s Chinese Travel document if applicable.
  4. Complete form DS-11 (do not sign)
  5. One recent 2 inches by 2 inches (5×5 cm) photo, see photo requirements
  6. Parents’ or legal guardians’ identifications and clear, high-resolution photocopies of the documents
  7. USD 115 or RMB equivalent

For children under 16 either both parents need to be present and provide unequivocal consent to passport issuance by signing the application form in front of the Consular Officer or the parent unable to attend the interview must submit a notarized letter of consent, in English, click here for DS-3053, which can be notarized at the American Citizen Services unit free of charge. We also accept letters of consent notarized by non-American notaries. Alternatively, the parent applying for the passport must submit proof of sole custody.

Children ages 16-17 with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves. However, it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the child to identify him/her and to show parental awareness.

NOTE:  Although the two-parent consent requirement does not apply to children aged 16 or 17, per Department regulations a passport generally will not be issued to a child if a parent or legal guardian who has custodial rights over a child has notified the Department in writing that he or she objects to issuance of the passport.

The consular officer has the right to request additional information.

Note:

– Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application.

– You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

  • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
  1. Proof of citizenship (eg. sealed birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, Certificate of Naturalization) and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of the document
  2. Photo identification and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of it
  3. One recent 2×2″ (5×5 cm) color photo with white background, see photo requirements
  4. Complete form DS-11 (do not sign)
  5. USD 145 or RMB equivalent
  1. Submit current or expiring passport
  2. A clear, high-resolution photocopy of the biodata page of your passport
  3. One recent 2×2″ (5×5 cm) photo, see photo requirements
  4. If your present passport was valid for 10 years, complete form DS-82. If your present passport was only valid for five years, complete form DS-11 (do not sign)
  5. USD 110 or USD 145 if use form DS-11

Note:

– Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application.

– You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

  • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”

Obtaining A Lost Passport Report
In the case of a lost or stolen passport, the loss must be immediately reported to the local police station where the event took place for issuance of a police report (报案证明, in Chinese only).  If you are staying in a hotel, the hotel reception desk may be able to help you obtain the police report.  Bring this police report to the local Exit and Entry Bureau (当地出入境管理局) for issuance of a Confirmation of Reporting the Loss of Passport (护照报失证明, in both English and Chinese).

The Confirmation of Reporting the Loss of Passport (see here for a sample) must also be presented to Chinese authorities when applying for a replacement Chinese visa  to replace the Chinese visa in the lost/stolen passport.  If you have your passport lost/stolen, please promptly obtain a police report and report your lost/stolen passport to the local Exit and Entry Bureau (EEB)  where the passport was lost/stolen.  Failure to obtain a replacement Chinese visa can result in a fine and possible detention when attempting to exit China.

Applying for A Replacement Passport
You must apply in person.  Things to bring to the Embassy/Consulate when replacing your lost/stolen passport:

  • The above original Confirmation of Reporting the Loss of Passport ;
  • One recent color photo with white background (2 inches by 2 inches), click here for photo requirements;
  • USD 145 for adults over the age of 16, USD 115 for minors under the age of 16, equivalent RMB is acceptable;
  • Completed DS-11 and DS-64 forms printed on one-sided pages;
  • Proof of identity (e.g. driver’s license, expired license, student ID or any photo ID);
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (e.g. original birth certificate, cancelled U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Naturalization).

Note:

– If the applicant is a minor under age of 16, both parents need to appear with the minor.
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Please print out and submit only one-sided pages of the application.
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You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

  • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”