A passport is an internationally recognized travel document attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer. In essence, it is a request on the part of the issuing government that officials of foreign governments permit the bearer to travel or sojourn in their territories and to afford them all lawful aid and protection.
If you need your passport under the allotted timeframes listed above you will need to contact National Passport Information Center to schedule an appointment. 1-877-487-2778
To apply for a new passport you must personally come to either of our office locations: See Contact Information
For Passport Application Instructions see Additional Information.