The Newcastle Passport Facility will be closed until further notice due to staffing shortages. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Citizens are encouraged to visit one of the facilities listed here instead.

What You Need to Bring:

All persons not eligible to apply by mail must appear in person. This includes all minors. Please view the Department of State website at for a full listing of requirements.

In most instances, in order to file an application for a passport for the first time, you will need to bring the items listed below with you.

1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship - An original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or consular report of birth abroad and a legible photocopy.

2. Photo Identification - A valid driver's license or state-issued identification card, current government or military identification card and an easy to read photocopy of the front and back of this identification.

3. Passport Photograph - One passport photograph, sized 2 inches by 2 inches only. Pictures must have been taken within the past six months. The background must be white or off-white. It is highly recommended applicants obtain the photograph from a photographer or business familiar with requirements.

4. Payment - A check or money order made payable to Department of State in the amount required depending on which passport options you choose. A separate check payable to the City of Newcastle may be used for the $35 execution fee. Newcastle also accepts Visa, Mastercard or cash payments.

These requirements do not apply in all instances. Please go to for all requirements, forms, and fees and to view processing times. This is the only official federal government website for passport information.

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