Required Documents

You will need to bring the following:

  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship: Such as a U.S. Birth Certificate, a U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a U.S. Certification of Birth, a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, a U.S. Naturalization Certificate, a passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s) in which you are included, an original, long-form birth certificate, if your proof of citizenship is the U.S. passport of a parent in which you are included;
  • One U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photograph – see photo requirements for information or check our SlideShare presentation.  Photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected; U.K. sized photos will not be accepted;
  • Valid, government issued photo I.D. (such as U.S. or foreign passport, drivers licence or military I.D.);
  • All foreign passports that you may currently hold, have held, or been included in;
  • Your foreign (non U.S.) naturalization certificate: if you have acquired another nationality through naturalization or registration since the issuance of your proof of citizenship;
  • If you have changed your name since your proof of citizenship was issued, you will be required to furnish legal documentation to prove this change;
  • If you were born in the United States, you must submit any official records from the time you spent there, such as school or medical records;
  • For applicants under 16, a birth certificate must also be presented and both parents must attend the appointment with the child. If only one parent can appear, please click here for further information;
  • The non-refundable application fee for a first U.S passport is $115.00 (for under 16s) or $145.00 (for over 16s); and 
  • Form DS-11.  Before you begin, see our YouTube video for instructions on completing the form.  Complete the form online and print.  Do not sign it.  You are required to sign the form before a consular officer.  

To help you further prepare for your appointment and find your way to the U.S. Embassy in London, please also see our appointment guide (PDF 316 KB).