Trying to comply with all of the federal government’s passport requirements can be stressful and confusing, especially while preparing to travel internationally. LegalNature helps make this process easier by managing your passport application for you, ensuring it gets processed smoothly and without costly delays. Simply complete our short questionnaire, and we take it from there! The information in this article provides an overview of what is involved.
Please note that if you use our passport services, you will not be required to learn the ins and outs of the application process outlined below since we handle most of this for you.
You will begin the process by completing our questionnaire according to the instructions provided. In order to receive your passport, your application needs to meet the specific requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of State. This includes answering all questions accurately and according to the instructions. Skipping questions or providing incorrect information will likely mean that your application will be rejected.
When applying for your first passport, you will need to include the following documents:
You must include a photograph of yourself that meets the following basic requirements:
Do not staple or attach the photo to the form before submitting it. See Photo Requirements for additional specifications.
Adults must include a fee of $110 for the passport book and $35 for an acceptance fee. Adults may also choose to receive a passport card for $30. Child applicants under 16 years old are charged a $80 fee for the passport book, a $35 acceptance fee, and an optional $15 if they also want a passport card. Fees for changing your name on your passport or expedited services vary depending on your needs. Checks must state your full name and date of birth at the top and be made out to the “U.S. Department of State.”
First-time applicants must apply in person at a passport acceptance facility or passport agency. Applicants outside of the U.S. should contact their U.S. Embassy and Consulate for instructions on submitting their application.
Review the status of your application in your LegalNature account and contact your designated Passport Specialist with any questions. We will contact you with any updates or if there is a problem with your application.