Proof of Citizenship

Proof of citizenship is required for all passport applicants. You must provide one original document (not a copy) from the following:

  • Original U.S. Birth Certificate or,
  • Certified copy of U.S. Birth Certificate or,
  • Original Naturalization Certificate or,
  • Previously Issued U.S. Passport

The U.S. Department of State now requires all U.S. Birth certificates to have both parents names and dates of birth listed. This is also known as a Long-Form Birth Certificate.