Documentary evidence needed to process an applicant for a U.S. Passport

In order to obtain a U.S. passport, U.S. citizens should be prepared to provide the following:

  1. Proof of U.S. citizenship: You must either provide your most recently issued passport, an original U.S. birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), a naturalization certificate, or a certificate of citizenship.  You must also have photo identification.  A driver’s license, social security card, or a voter registration card does not constitute proof of citizenship.  ***Applicants may be required to provide additional identifying documentation, which may include, but is not limited to, photographs, medical records, or school records.***
  2. Two 2″ by 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photos (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background). In Santo Domingo, the ACS Unit now offers a photo service that can take passport photos for U.S. passport applications only. This photo service is offered within the waiting area at the consular section. Please note that this is simply another option as part of our efforts to improve service. It is not mandatory that you obtain your photo at the consular section; you may still obtain passport photos prior to coming to the consular section and must do so when applying at the Consular Agencies.
  3. Application form, completed but not signed.  IMPORTANT: You must print your application after filling it out on line and bring it with you to your appointment.
  4. Application fee.