Get New U.S. Passport in Los Angeles

How to Apply for a New US Passport: A Guide for Los Angeles Residents

Applying for a new US passport in Los Angeles can seem like a daunting task, but with the right information, the process can be straightforward and stress-free. For Los Angeles residents, understanding the necessary steps and requirements is key to ensuring a smooth application experience. In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about applying for a new US passport, including what documents you’ll need, how long the process takes, and potential issues that could arise.


Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for a New US Passport


Gather Required Documents

Complete the Application

  • Fill out Form DS-11 completely and accurately. Do not sign the form until instructed to do so by the passport acceptance agent.

Submit Your Application in Person

  • As a first-time applicant or if you are not eligible to renew by mail, you must submit your application in person. You can do this at a passport acceptance facility, such as certain post offices, libraries, and county clerk’s offices. In Los Angeles, you can find several convenient locations.

Pay the Fees

  • The cost of a new passport book for adults (16 and older) is $130, plus a $35 acceptance fee. Additional fees apply if you need expedited service. Fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit/debit card, depending on the acceptance facility’s policies.

Wait for Your Passport

  • Standard processing times can vary, but typically, it takes about 8-11 weeks for routine service. If you opt for expedited service (for an additional $60), you can expect to receive your passport in 5-7 weeks. If you need your passport even sooner, you can make an appointment at a passport agency or center for urgent travel needs within 72 hours.


Get a U.S Passport in time for your trip!


  • Applying for US Passport for the first time or
  • prior passport was issued at age 15 or under, or
  •  prior passport was issued more than 15 years ago, or
  • expired passport, not in possession of, or
  •  current, valid passport is damaged.


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New US Passport – New US Passport Application Form – DS-11





– Passport Application (Form DS-11)
DO NOT SIGN the form. Upon completion, the original form must be signed by the applicant in front of the Acceptance Agent. Find Acceptance Agent near you.


Passport Application must be completed online.


Letter of Authorization
Please print out 2 copies of this letter. Fill out all the necessary information and sign. DO NOT let Acceptance Agent seal the letter inside the envelope along with other papers.


Two Passport Photos
Photos must be recent, identical, 2×2 inches, not from a vending machine.

More on photo requirements


Proof of Citizenship
– Original Birth Certificate (if born in US), or
– Old (undamaged) passport


NOTE: All originals will be returned to you with the passport.


Proof of Identity
– Current, valid Driver’s License issued more than 6 months ago, or
– Previous U.S. Passport (mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as proof of identity).


NOTE: If you changed your legal name you will need to provide a certified copy of either a marriage certificate, or a name change court decree.


Travel Itineary ( Rush Service Only )
– Copy of a plane ticket to a foreign country, or
– Copy of a travel itinerary with the applicant’s name showing dates and flight info


– Certified Check or Money Order payable to the
US Department of State“:
– for $170 (for adults) or
– for $140 (for minors 16 and under)

– Certified Check or Money Order payable to the
Russian Universal Services Inc.”:


– for $550 for 5 business day service;
– for $200 for 4-6 weeks service;
– for $150 for 12-14 weeks service.


New US Passport – US Passport Application Information




Please locate the nearest Acceptance Agent (AA) office.

Authorization procedure. The Acceptance Agent has to:


– Witness the signing of the application
– Collect $35 execution fee
– Check applicant’s ID
– Verify the documents, and
– Seal them into an envelope.


The items that should be handed to the Agent and sealed are:


– Filled out form DS-11 signed in front of the Agent

– original proof of citizenship

– Two passport photos

– Evidence of urgent travel

– Certified Check or Money Order to “US Department of State” for the appropriate amount.


DO NOT let the Agent seal the Letter of Authorization inside the envelope.

The Acceptance Agent should write the applicant’s name, departure date, and date of birth on the outside of the sealed envelope. If two or more applications are sealed in the same envelope please make sure that the information about both applicants is written on the envelope.




You must inform the Agent that you are using a passport agency to expedite the processing and that the sealed documents will be hand-delivered to the Department of State. This Department of State policy is called “Hand Carrying of Executed Applications”. The policy is detailed on page 31 and 44 of the Acceptance Agent Manual.

The Acceptance Agent will than return the sealed envelope to you. Do not open the envelope. FedEx the sealed envelope and the rest of the documents to us for processing.


New US Passport – US Passport Application Info




For faster service and accurate tracking we recommend using FedEx. Please make sure that the following documents are included:



– Sealed Envelope authenticated by an Acceptance Agent.

– Signed Letter of Authorization

– Travel itinerary

– Certified Check or Money Order for required service payable to “Dokument USA Inc.”


Our Address:
Dokument USA Inc.,
1123 N Fairfax Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90046

New US Passport – Obtaining a US Passport – Form DS-11




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