If you are thinking about traveling abroad, vacationing abroad or have a job that requires international travel you will need a passport. Your passport cost will vary depending on the type you need and how quick you want to receive it. There are also a variety of passport applications available such as:

  • Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS11)- for first time applicants
  • Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail (Form DS-82)- for passport renewals
  • Application for Us. Passport (Form DS-5504)- for name changes, data corrections, and limited passport replacement

You will need to fill out and apply with the correct application. Once you have a passport it will be valid for 10 years if you are above the age of 16. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate an application for a Passport online.

how to activate-  Passport Application Online

what you need:

  • internet access
  • personal information

what to do:

  • visit: www.travel.state.gov
  • click on the link titled ” Apply for a New Passport”
  • choose the radio button that describes where you live
  • type in your date of birth in the box provided
  • choose yes or no and then click on the “NEXT” button
  • choose the type of passport you need
  • choose how fast you want to receive your passport
  • click on the “CALCULATE” button
  • review the amount and then click on the “NEXT” button
  • review the list provided that informs you of what documents you will need to have with you
  • click on the “NEXT” button
  • review the information about the photograph that must be taken and brought with you
  • click on the “NEXT” button
  • print the next page for your records and then choose to complete the form by hand or complete the form online and then print
  • NOTE: see next steps for completing online
  • click on the appropriate button titled “Complete Online & Print”
  • click on the box to confirm you read the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaimers
  • click on the “Submit” button
  • click on the next “Submit” button under the “Apply Online” section
  • proceed to provide all the required information and print out the application
  • find a location that will accept and process the application