than 15 years ago and you have your old passport in your possession.
Need a Passport?We can make anappointment to process your DS-11application form IF …
Generally, both parents must be present.
Before Your Appointment
If you do not have a listed form of documentation, have special circumstances or are are unclear about your application go to TRAVEL.STATE.GOV
We are an Official Passport Acceptance Facility
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Listen carefully to automated prompts. If we have appointments available you will be directed to leave your name and number. Please speak clearly in a room withthout background noise so we can readily understand your message.If we do not have appointments available you will be provided with further information about when new appointments will bereleased. We try to return all appointment requests within 4 to 6 business hours. Repeated messages will not move you up in line for an appointment. If you need to cancel an appointment or reschedule, please email us. We appreciate your patience and courtesy in this process.
Call us at (209)558-7759
Dial 1 # when prompted
Fees for Commonly Requested Services
Check or Money Order to Us Department of State
Cash, Check, Debit/Credit Card to Stanislaus County Law Library
1-2 Day Returnto applicant
1-2 Day Express Mailto State Department
Adults (age 16+)
Children (under age 16)
•Original plus a photocopy.
Fill Out Application (Form DS-11)
Gather Proof of Citizenship
Gather Your Identification
•Original plus a photocopy.
Have Passport Photos Taken
•Unsigned, single-sided, black ink, no white out.
•Our facility does not take photos.
Calculate fees & Prepare Payments
•You need 2 separate payments.
Do you Have Special Circumstances? •Children aged 16-17 •Children 0-15 •Name Change •Lost or Stolen Passport? •Owe more than $2500 in child support
Your new passport process starts with a U.S. Department of State form DS-11. To obtain and print your DS-11, you can: 1.Use the U.S. Department of State form-filler to create and print 2.Download a PDF version3.Pick one up at the Law LibraryIn order to avoid rejection of your application, make sure you:•Print the application single-sided•Type or print legibly using black ink only.•Do not use white-out or correction tape•Bring your DS-11 to your appointment UNSIGNED.
Proof of Citizenship You must bring 1 original or certified copy PLUS 1 photocopy of your proof of citizenship. Some common acceptable forms of proof are: •Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)•Official U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirementsoIssued by the city, county or state of birth; oLists your full name, date of birth and place of birthoHas the registrar’s signature and sealoHas the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)•Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth•Certificate of Naturalization/CitizenshipYou must also submit a photocopyof the front and back (if there is printed information on the back) of the U.S. citizenship evidence you’re submitting with the application. Photocopies must be:Legible On white 8.5”x11” standard paper Black and white Single sidedPlease note: Your evidence of U.S. citizenship must be an original or certified copy. A certified copy is any document that has the seal or stamp of the official issuing authority.If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Citizenship Evidence webpage for more information.
Proof of IdentificationYou must present your original identification PLUS one (1) photocopy of of the front and back of your identification. Potocopies must be: Legible On white 8.5”x11” standard paper Black and white Front /Back on same page.Some common acceptable forms of proof of identification are: •Valid or expired, undamaged U.S. passport book or passport card•In-state, valid driver’s license with photo•Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship•Government, employee ID, city, county, state or federal)•Military or Military Dependent ID•Current (valid) foreign passport•U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) •Trusted Traveler ID (including valid Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI and NEXUS cards)•Enhanced Tribal Cards and Native American tribal photo IDs IF YOU ARE USING YOUR IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS TO IDENTIFY YOUR CHILD (UNDER AGE 16 YOU NEED ONE COPY FOR EACH CHILD) If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Photo Identification for more information.Additional Notes: •If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.•If you are changing the sex marker in your U.S. passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s Change of Sex Marker webpage for additional requirements.
You must submit a passport photo that meets US Department of State requirements. Downtown Postal,Walgreens, CVS, and others advertise same day passport photo services. Our facility DOES NOT take or process passport photos. The photo you use must be:•In color taken in last 6 months.•No Glasses, hair or other items obscuring your face.•The photo must be unaltered.•Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.•Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.In our experience self-processed photos have a higher error rating when matched with US Deparatment of State requirements.
Each passport application requires an Application Fee and and Execution Fee, which are paid separately.Execution (Acceptance) Fee: Payable by cash, check money order or debit/credit card to the Stanislaus County Law Library.Application Fee: The US Department of State requires payment by check, money order, or cashier’s check for each applicant. It is made payable to the U.S. Department of State and must contain additional applicant information as shown here:A fee calculator can be found on the department of state website. You can also find a full fee schedule here.
All members of a single family applying at the same time can be included on a single check, provided there is sufficient room to clearly provide all of the required information.
Answer these 5 Questions
If you answer yes to all 5 you MUST renewby mail. It’s quick and easy. Start here.
If you answered NO to any question, you must apply in person using a form DS-11. Other forms may be required.