The forms you print must be clear and sharp. Applications that are blurred or illegible will not be accepted. They must be printed in black print on white paper. The paper must be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, with no holes or perforations, at least medium (20 lb.) weight, and with a matte surface. Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper, and other shiny papers are not acceptable.
Some printers will reduce the photograph area on the passport application to less than 2x2 inches. Please make sure that the photograph area on the printed application form is 2x2 inches to ensure that the photographs you submit (also 2x2 inches in size) can be correctly attached.
Please type or print legibly when completing all sections of the application.
PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SUBMIT ONLY ONE-SIDED PAGES OF THE APPLICATION.
About Adobe PDF Formatted Files
The Adobe PDF format is modeled after the PostScript language and is device and resolution independent. Passport application forms in the Adobe PDF format can be viewed, navigated and printed from a computer using Acrobat Reader software from Adobe Systems Inc. You must download the Adobe Acrobat Reader version that is suitable for your system from the Adobe web site. Versions of Acrobat Reader are available for Windows, Macintosh, and several other systems.
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