Ds 11 government passport application requirements
Mr. Shawn McGriff
July 5, 2014
DS-11 Passport Application
(No-Fee) Military & DoD Civilians
What is a Passport?What is a Passport?
Internationally recognized travel document attesting to
the identity and nationality of the bearer
Indicates that its bearer is entitled to receive the
protection and assistance of the diplomatic and
consular offices of their country while abroad
Also is a request by the issuing government that foreign
governments permit the bearer to travel or reside
temporarily in their territories and grant lawful aid and
DS-11 Government No- Fee Passport
Complete and Print Online passport
You can submit a passport OR Birth
Certificate with this form.
2 Passport Photos (members expense)
The background must be white and you
can’t be in your military uniform.
Location for photos
Walgreens/CVS drug store takes
passport photos at any location. Must
have white passport background
Proof of United States Citizenship
Original Birth Certificate (DS-11
Original Naturalization Document
U.S. Passport (DS-11 or DS-82
A copy of the front and back of your CAC
ID must have new DOD number on back
For eligible family members additional
Original Marriage Certificate
Copy of front and back dependent ID
All Applicants must be present at the
appointment including children
A DS-3053 is required if one of the
parents is not able to attend.
Must bring orders or assignment
notification letters or deployment tasking
Timelines & Expiration DatesTimelines & Expiration Dates
Average time period to get a passport from the
State Department is about six to eight weeks.
NOTE: All countries require a passport to have
at least six (6) months' validity prior to entry
into their country. There are some countries
that require nine (9) months' validity.
Important Things to RememberImportant Things to Remember
Travelers traveling to a country that requires a VISA can
NOT travel until the effective date of the VISA.
The following countries are countries that require VISAs
and to which the Navy Passenger Transportation Office
(NAVPTO) frequently book travel to:
Korea, Bahrain, Italy, England,
Less frequently traveled places include: Saudi Arabia,
some South American countries.
Always check the Foreign Clearance Guide for the latest
country VISA requirements
Transportation Assistants (TAs) are to
be familiar with VISA requirements,
however, all inquiries are to be referred
to the Passport Agent.
DoD Passport and Passport Agent
Services DoD 1000.21-E
Quality Control, Distribution and
Disposition DoD 1000.21-R
Passport Training Handbook
1. What is the purpose of the DS-11
2. Describe the correct forms of
identification required to obtain a NO-Fee
3. Recall the requirements for family
members to obtain a No-Fee Government
4. State the passport photo requirement.
5. Complete the DS-11 Form
1. DS-11 is used to obtain a No-Fee Passport for military
and DoD civilians
2. Certified birth certificate or passport
3. Marriage license/birth certificate or tourist passport,
copy of the dependents I.D. Card and orders.
4 2 Photos with black & white background (no uniform).
5. Review the DS-11 passport application /package for