For residents of New York or people traveling in the estate there are two options to get a passport in New York. In most cases you will need to apply at a passport acceptance facility. A large number of public paces ranging from post offices to public libraries can accept your application. The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs also has a Passport Agency in New York City to assist people who are traveling or need their passport within 14 days.
Things You'll Need
- Social Security number
- Certified birth certificate
- Driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID.
- Application Form DS-11 (download using link below)
- 2 (2 x 2-inch) color prints of a recent photograph
Gather the required documentation. This includes a certified (with raised seal) copy of your birth certificate, passport photos (2 prints), your Social Security number, and driver’s license or other official photo ID. You can also use the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ “Document Wizard” (link below) to fill out and print the DS-11 Application Form. If you do, Do not sign the form ahead of time. The agent accepting your application must witness your signature.
Locate the nearest public acceptance facility. Choose the "Locate Offices" link below and use the search facility. The easiest way to do this is to enter your zip code. You should call ahead to check on their hours of operation so you don’t make a wasted trip.
Apply in person. To get a passport you must appear in person to make the application. If you are getting passports for children they must be present as well (including infants) and you will need complete documentation for each person.
Pay for the passport book(s) and card(s). The fee for a passport book is $75 ($60 for children 16 and under) and $20 for a passport card ($10 for children). In addition there is a $25 execution fee for each passport book or card.
Make an appointment with the New York Passport Agency if you are traveling or need to travel within 154 days. Applications at the Passport Agency are by appointment only. To make an appointment call (877) 487-2778 toll free. There is no extra charge for applying this way. The agency is located in lower Manhattan at 376 Houston Street, New York, NY 10014-3621 (in the Greater New York Federal Building).