Since 1988, the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has elected the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Passport Division as a Passport Acceptance Facility and has tasked with the following responsibilities:
1) Accepting passport applications on behalf of the Department of State
2) Maintaining the integrity of the passport application process
3) Verifying the identity of passport applicants
4) Providing information and services for United States citizens traveling abroad.
Our services combined promote, among other things, the issuance of U.S. passport products, and the correcting of a previously issued passport or passport card.
By Decree, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has the authority to grant or deny U.S. passports.
By participating in what’s known as the Passport Acceptance Program, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor plays a vital role in helping residents of the Virgin Islands obtain a United States passport without the need to travel to Puerto Rico or the continental United States.
Passport forms can be downloaded online from www.travel.state.gov or by visiting any passport office. The following are a listing of passport applications.
DS-11 (Passport Application)
DS-82 (Passport Renewal Application)
DS-64 (Lost/Stolen Passport)
DS-3053 (Statement of Consent for Minors Under 16)
DS-4085 (Application for Additional Visa Pages)
DS-5504 (Passport Re-Application Form)
HOW TO APPLY FOR A U.S. PASSPORT:
U.S. passports are issued only to U.S. citizens or nationals. Each person must obtain his or her own passport. IF YOU ARE A FIRST-TIME APPLICANT, please complete and submit a DS-11 application in person. Each application must be accompanied by (1) PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP, (2) PROOF OF IDENTITY, (3) TWO (2×2) PHOTOGRAPHS, and (4) FEES.
FEDERAL TAX LAW: 26 U.S.C. 6039E (Internal Revenue Code) requires a passport applicant to provide his/her name and social security number. If you have not been issued a social security number, enter zeros in box #5. The Department of State must provide this information to the Internal Revenue service routinely. Any applicant who fails to provide the required information is subject to a $500 penalty enforced by the IRS. All questions on this matter should be referred to the nearest IRS office.