It really isn't that hard to apply for your first passport.
The main reason passport applications get rejected or delayed is not following the directions (which are clearly stated).
Fill out your passport application to the best of your ability. Get your photo taken (don't try to do it yourself. It's the number one reason applications are rejected). Gather up and make copies of all the required documents. Show up and submit in person at an official passport acceptance facility.
It really is that easy.
Not only have we included easy step-by-step instructions below, but we've also made you a printable checklist. Print it out and check each item off and you'll be well on your way to getting your first US passport.
If you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact us.