New Passport Requirement

Effective October 1, 2016 all customers must write their Social Security Number (SSN) on their passport application. Customers who do not provide their SSN will experience delays in their processing or possibly the denial of their application. 

Effective November 1, 2016 passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will not be accepted except under special conditions. Beginning November 1, 2016, customers must remove their eye glasses when taking a photo for a U.S. passport.  

Customer may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of medical necessity, (e.g., when a customer has had recent surgery and eye glasses are necessary to protect the applicant's eyes during urgent travel.)

Customer should obtain a signed statement from a medical professional or health practitioner in these cases.