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U.S. Passport Applicants

The U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office at CSULB is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications for First Time Passport Applicants and/or Renewal

First Time Applicants

First time applicants must complete an Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-11) and provide required documents

Proof of United States Citizenship (only one of the following is required)

  • Birth certificate
    • Original State-issued birth certificate & photocopy in black and white
    • Certified copy of State-issued birth certificate & photocopy in black and white
  • Original Certificate of Naturalization & photocopy in black and white
  • Expired U.S. passport book or card

Note: Birth certificate abstracts from California and Texas are not accepted. Birth records issued by a hospital are not accepted. Also, applicants may be required to submit original name change documents (marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption papers).

Photo Identification (must bring the physical ID & photocopy of front and back)

  • Current State-issued driver's license
  • Current State-issued ID Card
  • Current Military ID

Recent Color Passport Photo

  • One recent passport photograph (Photograph service is available at the CSULB Passport Office for a fee)

Passport Fees

  • Check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State for the passport application fee.
  • Credit card, debit card or money order payable to CSULB Passport for the application execution and photo fees. The execution fee is set by the U.S. Department of State.

Child/Youth Passports

  • Children under 16 years of age must apply in person with both parents present (for consent and proof of identity).
  • Minors 16 or 17 years old must apply in person with one parent.

Note: When presenting a passport to prove citizenship of a child, a birth certificate is also required to verify the parents’ relationship to the child.

Passport Renewal

Adults who are renewing a passport may qualify for renewal by mail and should complete the Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, Form DS-82. For eligibility requirements and to obtain the application by mail form, visit the CSULB Passport Office or go to Form DS-82. Applicants using the DS-82 are responsible for mailing it to Passport Services. The cost to renew a Passport Book or Passport Card by mail is $130 and $30 respectively.

Processing Times

Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the most current passport application processing times.

To check the status of a passport application already submitted, please visit the U.S. Department of State.