- If you are 16 or older - for 10 years.
- If you are under 16 - for 5 years.
The Issue Date of your passport can be found on the data page of your passport book or on the front of your passport card.
Yes, US Passport Agency will return the original documents (e.g. court documents, marriage certificate, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, previously issued and expired US passport) submitted with your application.
Yes, it is a requirement of the US Department of State. Section 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f) requires you to provide your Social Security number, if you have one, when you apply for or renew a U.S. passport.
If you fail to provide the information, you will encounter a delay in processing and/or denial of your passport application.
Applicants applying for a new passport within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.