How to Obtain a Passport in Indiana

For international travelers and those wishing to leave the United States for international destinations, a passport is a necessity. Obtaining a passport in Indiana is made simple with the wealth of passport-acceptance facilities and agencies around the state. Like other states, obtaining a passport requires an application process, the right documents and processing fees.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate
Things You'll Need:
  • Birth certificate or certificate of citizenship Driver's license, military or government ID or your naturalization certificate $75 (or $160 for faster expedited service) Headshot photos of yourself
  • Birth certificate or certificate of citizenship
  • Driver's license, military or government ID or your naturalization certificate
  • $75 (or $160 for faster expedited service)
  • Headshot photos of yourself
Step 1

Search the U.S. Department of State listings for Indiana passport facilities and acceptance agencies linked below.

Step 2

Find the facility that is nearest to your home by searching with your ZIP code or your city.

Step 3

Download the DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport form provided on the Department of State Web site and fill it out.

Step 4

Gather your birth certificate or certificate of citizenship; your driver's license, military or governement ID or your naturalization certificate; and the $75 passport fee (or $160 for faster expedited service) and prepare them for presentation at the acceptance facility.

Step 5

Gather two identical, 2-by-2 inch passport photos for submission as well. These photos must be clearly of the head and shoulders, in front of a neutral background and must feature a neutral facial expression. Drugstores and copy centers often offer passport photo services.

Step 6

Call your nearest Indiana acceptance facility and make an appointment with an agent, or head there without an appointment and wait for an available agent.

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Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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