The everything guide to the US Passport application process



I have written this guide about passports in an attempt to help people untangle some of the confusion about obtaining their passport. Since getting a passport is typically a once every (10) year event; the rules, policies and procedures, costs, and requirements can change during this time.

This website provides information as it becomes publicly available from the Department of State and is in NO WAY affiliated with the US Government, the US Department of State, any passport agency or any other government related entity.

Who owns this website?

My Name is Scott Averbach, I have been involved with publishing hundreds of different websites since the mid-1990’s as well as an owner of multiple US Passport related courier / expediting businesses. I personally built this website to make it easier to get your passport.

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The information contained herein is not meant to replace the information available on the Department of State website but to supplement it and present it in readily available manner. This website does NOT sell any product or service, we do however make advertising space available to third-parties (e.g. Google). makes no guarantee to the accuracy of the information listed on this website. This website is updated quite frequently but rules and regulations are subject to change at anytime and are set forth by the United States Department of State. For official information, please visit the US Government website: is not responsible for any inaccurate or outdated information available on this website. Furthermore, makes no guarantee or claim that you will receive a passport from the US Department of State if you apply for one. We merely provide a resource that serves as a resource about passports, travel, and travel visas.

This website may recommend services, and some or all of the services recommended may be compensating this website for such review(s) and/or recommendation(s).

This website is NOT affiliated with the United States Department of State and we DO NOT issue passports, nor do we have any say in the issuance of passports, in the decisions, policies, rules, laws, or forms to obtain one.

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