The Easiest Way To Get A PassPort Today

How to Get Your First U.S. Passport the Easiest Way

Where Is The Nearest Office or Post Office To Submit Information?
So you found a Last Minute Discounted Trip to Mexico or a Super Holiday Sale on a Caribbean Cruise and it’s leaving tomorrow. Unlike pre 911 this would not be a problem, just present the old DL. Today you actually need a Passport and you don’t have one. 

Shipping Centers. Both FedEx and UPS offer passport photo services. …

Memberships. The 1-Hour Photo Lab at Costco offers passport photo service. …

Pharmacies & Retail Stores. …

Professional Photography Studios. …

U.S. Passport Offices. …

Registered Passport Expediters.

The easiest way to get a United States passport is to apply for it in person. This is actually a requirement if this is your first passport, or you are under 16. Complete the passport application form DS-11 at the Department of State website. The forms are also available at most post offices and public libraries.
They will look like this…

Take the completed form to a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility or a passport agency. A post office can serve as an acceptance facility. The form must be accompanied by evidence of citizenship, current identification and a photocopy of that identification.

Check the State Department website for more information on acceptable identification since those rules can and do change. For example, in 2011, the department started demanding a birth certificate that included the full names of the applicant’s parents.


  1. Proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth or naturalization certificate)
  2. Government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or military ID)
  3. Color passport photo.
  4. Fee payment (check or money order)


Pay the fees that apply to your passport. The fees may change based on your age and if there is a photo cost involved. In 2017, an adult passport book and card, plus execution fees, cost $165. The office does not accept credit or debit cards.

IF You Are In A Hurry

Request the Department of State’s Expedited Passport Processing Service if the passport is needed within two weeks. There is an additional $60 fee for this service. Otherwise, the passport process takes about eight weeks.


In a hurry? Click here to expedite a new passport in 24 to 48 hours.


See, It’s A Piece of Cake….

Enjoy, Chris

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