TN 24 (07-04)

GN 00308.240 Passport File Request (DS-1173) Department of State

A. Procedures — state sources

These instructions are to be followed to request a search, copy, or certification of passport files via form DS-1173. Any federal agency can make a request directly on agency letterhead (see attached copy of sample letter). Attach three copies of your letter to the request (DS-1173). The normal response time is 60 - 90 days. The Washington (“M” Street), DC field office (DOC 270) will follow up on requests when they are received with a copy of the original requesting letter and any other pertinent information.

Claimants can write directly to obtain a faster response for a fee. Their response time will be 30-45 days. Claimants can call (202) 955-0291 to follow up on their request.

1. Address

U.S. State Department
Research and Liaison Branch
1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20524

2. Cost for Services

  • Certification of Passport File Documents — $20.00

  • Passport File Search (per name search) — $15.00

  • Certified Statement of Record/No Record (additional $15.00 search fee required) — $25.00 (Total $40.00)

  • Copies of Passport Files (per page) — $00.25

3. Type of Payment

Check, bank draft from a U.S. bank or money order payable to the “Department of State.”

B. Exhibit — form DS-1173, department of state passport file request form

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