Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
If you are planning to go somewhere outside the US, check if you have a US passport. These days you can’t get through customs with just a driver’s license. If you don’t have a passport or it’s expired, you have to fill out Form DS-11, US Passport Application.
Keep in mind that issuing a new passport can take up to 6 weeks, so try to submit the application to the US Department of State at least two months before any trip. Don’t worry, with PDFfiller you can save time completing the application online. After this you’ll just have to submit Form DS-11 to an acceptance facility or passport agency.
Who needs to complete Form DS-11?
This application is used by citizens of the US who want to get a new US passport or want to renew their old passport. You can also use the application if your passport was lost or stolen. Fill out Form DS-11 if you need a passport book or passport card.
Let’s go through a step-by-step tutorial on how to complete Form DS-11 using PDFfiller.
Step 1. Find Form DS-11 in the PDFfiller online library of fillable documents
With PDFfiller you don’t have to search the Internet for a form you need. It has been already added to our library of 25 million fillable documents. Go to MY DOCS in your PDFfiller account, click Add New Document and open the Search for Documents tab. Enter DS-11 and click the Search button.
Choose the relevant version of Form DS-11 from the search results and click Fill Online.
Step 2. Use PDFfiller’s editing tools to fill in Form DS-11
Once the application opens, you can watch a short video tutorial before completing it.
Moreover, the smart fillable fields will guide you through the form letting you know what you have to add in a certain field.
Click Next to move to the next field.
The application has twenty-one blocks for completion. While filling out the fillable fields, you have to provide your personal information: name, date of birth, social security number, mailing address, marital status, information about your most recent US passport, etc.
When all the blocks are completed, press the orange Done button and choose what you want to do with the application next: print, save or send via USPS, sms and email.
Step 3. Add a photo using PDFfiller’s Signature and Image Wizard
The applicant must also add a photo to the form and sign it personally in front of an authorized acceptance agent. You can do it on any mobile device using PDFfiller’s Signature and Image Wizard.
When you reach the image field, click Add.
This will open the Image Wizard. You can upload a photo from your computer or mobile device or capture it with a webcam.
Before inserting the photo in the application, read all the requirements for it. With the PDFfiller Image Wizard you can crop, rotate and flip the photo, change its background, and adjust its brightness and contrast.
Click Save & Use to add your photo to the application.
Step 4. Add a legally binding eSignature using PDFfiller’s Signature Wizard
The last step is to sign the application. It will take you just a few seconds. Move to the signature field and click Sign.
The Signature Wizard opens and you can easily customize your signature. You can sign the application using your smartphone, keyboard, mouse or webcam.
Click Save & Use to add your signature to the application.
Step 5. Submit the application to the acceptance agent
When Form DS-11 contains all the required information, file it with an authorized acceptance agent. You can find a list of agents in the application.
After this you can go on packing your suitcase, learning a foreign language and planning your trip. Enjoy your vacation!