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Passport Checklist

View http://passports.state.gov

1. Passport Application

a. If this is your first passport, you must apply in person at a passport agency with all of your forms, pictures, and fees. Complete form DS-11 Application for U.S. Passport

b. If you are renewing you can do that by mail, you need form DS-82 Application for U.S. Passport by Mail.

c. Please note: You MUST NOT sign the application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.

d. You MUST provide your social security number in accordance with 26.U.S.C. 6039E - or you risk significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.

2. Submit evidence of U.S. Citizenship:

a. Certified birth certificate - must have the raised, embossed seal on the document

b. Naturalization certificate

c. Certificate of Citizenship

d. Expired Passport

3.Submit Identification

a. Previously issued U.S. passport

b. Naturalization certificate

c. Valid driver's license

d. Government ID

e. Military ID

4. Provide 2 passport photos

a. Must be identical, in color, 2X2 inches in size and taken within the last six months. It must be full-face front view with normal clothing attire (no uniforms, hats, dark glasses). Walgreen's or any store that has an in-house photo area can take your picture.

5. Make appointment with the Passport Office (330.438.6432) at the Canton Post Office at 2650 Cleveland Ave. next to Johnson Center.

6. Pay fees ($100 - includes passport fee of $75 and execution fee $25)

7. Wait for the passport to come in the mail. Due to new safety precautions within the U.S. government your passport may take up to eight weeks to arrive.

8. All forms are available online to print and complete. You can complete the form online and then print it if you wish - it is not possible to email the final form.

9. Please contact Gretchen Sudar at 330-471-8550 for any further concerns or questions.