How to Complete the DS-11 Passport Application

The U.S. Department of State requires that passport applicants submit the passport application that has a barcode on the application. This process is completed through the U.S. Department of State website. The form automatically changes to the type that you need, based on the information you provide. Please review this page carefully as it thoroughly explains the process on How to Complete the DS-11 Passport Application. You can also print our PDF guide on How to Complete the DS-11 Passport Form.


  • Complete the DS-11 Application Form online using the Passport Application Wizard. All passport agencies now require the use of this online form. Complete this form online. The last page will ask for payment type. Since you are using an expedited service, you do not need to worry about this payment. Simply select any option and continue. Scroll to the bottom of the last page and click “Create Form” so a new .pdf file will open in a new window. This is the barcode application required by the U.S. State Dept.
  • You do not need to make any payments online for this form. Just create the form so you can print it out.
  • Print out 2 copies of pages 5 & 6 of the completed application form.
  • Do not sign this form until you have been instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent at the post office or county clerk.

How to Complete the DS-11 Passport Application

To begin, visit https://pptform.state.gov 

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On the first page, click on the ‘Complete Form Online’ in the lower left corner.

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 9.58.36 AMThe first page is where you will enter all of your vital information. Please take your time for each field and make sure you are spelling everything correctly. Any mistakes will cause your application to be delayed.

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Enter your contact information on the next page. Then when you are done, click next.

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This page is not required, but we highly recommend entering your travel plans. For expedited passport applications, Proof of Travel Plans are required by the U.S. Department of State.

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This page is not required either, but you should complete each section to help with the processing of your passport application.

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The passport wizard is a ‘smart form’ that creates the passport application that you need, based on the information you submit. Since this is a DS-11 application explanation page, you are likely entering ‘None’ for this page.

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The page that requires your parent information (and spouse information if you are or were married) must be filled out as thoroughly as possible.

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This page is a REVIEW PAGE. This is NOT the passport application. Review the information here and make sure every section is correct and accurate. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘NEXT’. DO NOT CLICK PREVIEW. You must go to the NEXT PAGE.

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Again, make sure you have scrolled to the bottom of the form and clicked “NEXT” and NOT ‘preview form’. If you click preview form, you will not be done with the application and you will not be able to print it from there.

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This is a payment page, but you are not actually paying here. As you are using a private expediting agency, you will pay the government fees in the form of a check when you send us the documents. So select any option and then click “Next”.

Click anything to move past this page. You’re printing that form and sending it to us. 

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 10.02.40 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 10.02.51 AMThis is the final page of the application. Scroll towards the bottom and click the checkbox that says “I have read and acknowledge the steps and information contained above.”

Then, click “Create Form” in the bottom left. This will create a .pdf file that will automatically save to your computer. Save this file and then print out this PDF. This is your DS-11 Passport Application. Do not sign this form until you are at the Acceptance Agent. Now, please refer back to the Instructional Checklist for the passport type that you need.


  • Complete the DS-11 Application Form online using the Passport Application Wizard. All passport agencies now require the use of this online form. Complete this form online. The last page will ask for payment type. Since you are using an expedited service, you do not need to worry about this payment. Simply select any option and continue. Scroll to the bottom of the last page and click “Create Form” so a new .pdf file will open in a new window. This is the barcode application required by the U.S. State Dept.
  • You do not need to make any payments online for this form. Just create the form so you can print it out.
  • Print out 2 copies of pages 5 & 6 of the completed application form.
  • Do not sign this form until you have been instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent at the post office or county clerk.
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