Applying for a First Time Passport

First time applicants applying for a passport book, passport card, or both must complete Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport. Additional items needed for application are listed below.

Submit Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Note: Hospital Birth Certificates and Baptismal Certificates are not acceptable.

Provide Proof of Identification

  • Current Government Employee ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current U.S Military or Military Dependent ID Card
  • Previously issued U.S. Passport Book or Card
  • U.S Certificate of Naturalization
  • Valid Driver's License (clipped MN Driver's License with the yellow receipt is acceptable)
  • Valid Foreign Passport (current)

Submit a Photo

All photos submitted with applications for a US Passport must meet U.S. Department of State requirements. Photos can be taken at the City of Maplewood for $10.

Submit Payment

  • A personal check or money order is required to the U.S Department of State
    • This payment is for your passport book and/or card
  • A separate personal check, money order or cash is required to the City of Maplewood
    • This payment is for your application processing and photo (if applicable)
Note: Each Application Requires 2 Separate Payments. Credit Cards are Not Accepted.

Visit the U.S. Department of State for more information about Passport Fees.

Minor Applications (Under 18 Years)

All passport applicants must be present at the time of application, regardless of age. Visit the U.S Department of State website for more information on special circumstances:

Frequently Asked Questions