Supporting Documents

Give supporting documents– verifying your citizenship and identity– to your local Consulate, Embassy or Consular Agency– along with your application form. The required supporting documentation varies based on the application form used, so consult your form for more details.

Please submit original documents that are appropriate for your case (for example: Brazilian passport, birth certificate, U.S. passport, Brazilian drivers’ license, certificate of naturalization, school records, etc).


The photo you submit for your application must meet all U.S. passport photo requirements. Be aware that photo requirements for a U.S. Passport may vary from passport photo requirements of other countries.Click here for a full list of passport photo requirements.

Social Security

Note: Effective October 1, 2016, you must provide your Social Security number, if you have been issued one, on your application for a U.S. passport, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

If you or your child does not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have/(Child’s full name) has never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”

Your passport application will be delayed or denied if you do not provide a Social Security number or a statement declaring that a Social Security number has not been issued to you. Contact the Social Security Administration for information about obtaining a new or replacement Social Security number and card.

First Time Applicants

Required documents:

  • Application form: Complete DS-11 online and print.
    If you experience trouble with the Passport Application Wizard, click Form DS-11 (PDF – 90kb)
  • Copies of all original documents along with the originals that prove U.S. citizenship (passport, ID card, birth certificate or report of birth abroad, or naturalization certificate).
  • One recent, color photograph 2×2 inches (5×5 cm)
  • Fee