Apply for Your First Passport

  • Application Form: Fill out electronically and print the DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport wizard form.  If you experience trouble with this Passport Application Wizard, click here for Form DS-11 (PDF 100KB) .

    Please note: for renewing an existing, undamaged passport, you will need form DS-82. Information on renewing a passport is found here.

For a child’s first passport, or to replace one that has been lost or stolen – refer to the Passport Application for a Child page for complete information.

  • Photo: Bring one ″ 2X 2″ (5 cm X 5 cm) color photograph with white background.
    For additional information about passport photo requirements go here.
  • Proof of Your Identity: ID can be proved through a government-issued photo ID document, such as your passport or a state-issued ID card. All documents must be originals.

  • Proof of Your Citizenship:For first-time applicants, citizenship must be established. Citizenship is proven through an official birth certificate or naturalization/citizenship certificate, or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. All documents must be originals. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm to learn how to obtain a copy of your birth certificate or other vital records. Additional information regarding establishing citizenship is available here.
  • Fee Payment: Non-refundable application fee $145.  Please go to https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/fees.html
    for a list of fees and forms used for passport applications.
    We accept payment in U.S. Dollars or Moldovan Lei via cash or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted.

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How Long Does It Take?

Processing time is typically about seven to ten business days after we receive your completed application and approve it. All passports are now printed in the U.S. and shipped to Moldova. Because delivery times cannot be guaranteed, we suggest that you do not make any unchangeable travel plans until you have the new passport in hand. We will contact you to arrange for you to collect the new passport at the Embassy after it arrives.