Passport Applicant Checklist

1. Consult with a Passport Agent

Your Time is Valuable!  We strongly encourage applicants call first, and speak with a Passport Agent before scheduling an in-person appointment.  This will give the Passport Agent an opportunity to determine if an in-person appointment is required or not, and also whether the current appointment and processing times will allow you to get your passport in time for any upcoming travel.

The Passport Agent is also able to assist with checking that the right paperwork is ready to go and answer any questions you may have about filling out the DS-11 Form.

2. Schedule an In-Person Appointment

If you have filled out a DS-82 form: US Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals, please do not schedule an appointment. Appointments are for applicants who must apply with a DS-11 form: Application for a US Passport. If you have questions about which form to use, call City Hall at 206-368-5440.

3. Prepare & Gather Documents

To make the best use of your time, prepare - prepare - prepare!

  1. Minors (<16)
  2. Adults (16+)
  3. Adult Renewals (26+)

Please have the following ready before your appointment.

  1. Completed DS-11 Form (in black ink) - available online, or hard copies are available at City Hall to pick up and complete before your appointment.
  2. Citizenship Evidence - state certified birth certificate with B/W photocopy of front & back; or previous U.S. passport.
  3. Passport Photo - taken in the last six months (optional, we have photo services available for a fee)
  4. Proof of Parental Relationship - state certified birth certificate
  5. Parents' Valid Identification - Washington driver's license with B/W photocopy of front & back (if applying with multiple minors, a photocopy of each ID is needed for each application)

Applicant and BOTH parents must be present during the appointment (see possible exceptions to this requirement).

4. Your In-Person Appointment

  • If you do not have your paperwork ready to go at the time of your appointment, you will be required to reschedule to a new time.
  • Minors:  All minor applicants and BOTH parents must be present at the appointment time (see possible exceptions to this requirement)
  • Let us know you've arrived! For weekday appointments, check in online or at City Hall reception. For Saturday appointments, check in online - City Hall is locked so an agent will notify you via text message when ready for your appointment and meet you at the doors.