Apply for a passport

IMPORTANT: The passport application form DS-11 must be signed in front of a Consular Officer at the US Embassy. In order to sign the form in front of a Consular Officer, one must make an appointment to visit the U.S. Embassy.

This form is for applicants who:

  • Cannot present their last passport (follow this link lost or stolen)
  • Have never been issued a U.S. passport
  • Hold a passport issued before the age of 16 or more than fifteen years ago
  • Hold a five year passport
  • Your previous U.S. passport has been damaged / mutilated

There are special instructions for passports for minors under 16. Please see “Children’s Passports“.

Passport Check-List:

  • Complete FORM DS-11 online, and print it out. Do not print the instructions as you are to use this website instead.  At ‘Mailing Address’ list your Danish address, even if it is only temporary.  Do NOT sign the form.  Applications filled out by hand may require longer to process.
  • Your passport, if you hold a passport issued more than fifteen years ago, and one copy.
  • Original U.S. Birth Certificate or original Consular Report of Birth Abroad and one copy.
  • Original Certificate of Naturalization  (if applicable) and one copy.
  • Passport application form DS-11
  • Provide one U.S. format photo: 2″ x 2″ (5 x 5 cm.) passport photo. We cannot process the smaller Danish format photos!  Click here for guidance on the perfect U.S. passport photo.  Make sure to watch the video.
  • Current Photo ID and one copy.
  • For damaged/mutilated passports only: provide a signed statement explaining how the damage occurred.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope: If you would like us to mail your new passport to you, you need to provide  a A5 (C5) sized envelope addressed to you with a recommended mail postage label (postnord.dk).  Retain your tracking number.Alternatively you may add 99 DKK stamps on your return envelope for Denmark, and 132 DKK stamps for Sweden/Greenland or Faroe Islands.
  • You can pay the appropriate passport services application fee in DKK KR, in U.S. dollars, or by credit card.  Note that we can only process credit card payments if the card holder is available to sign the payment authorization slip.  When paying in cash, please try to bring exact change. For the current fee, click here.
  • Set up an appointment via the link below.  IMPORTANT: Print the appointment confirmation page or save it on your phone.  You will NOT receive a confirmation e-mail.