NIH Employee DS-82 Official Passport or Renewal Instructions

Page last reviewed: March 14, 2018

This form can be used to apply for an official U.S. passport when submitting a personal passport with the application OR for renewing a previously issued official U.S. passport.

There are four criteria for using this form. Please review the following statements to see if you are eligible to apply with Form DS-82:

  • I can submit my most recent passport.
  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport was issued.
  • I was issued my most recent passport less than 15 years ago.
  • I use the same name as on my most recent passport, OR, since my passport was issued, I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name change.

If any of the four statements above in not true, STOP! You cannot use form DS-82. You must use Form DS-11.

Requirements

  • Completed Passport Application Form DS 82.
  • Do not write in the "Mailing Address" field (8). This portion is stamped by Fogarty.
  • Two identical photographs taken within the last six months. Photos must measure 2 by 2 inches on a light background. Pictures may be taken at the NIH Medical Arts Branch, Building 10 Room B2L328. Their phone number is 301-496-9993. They are open on Tuesday 9 am to 11 am, and on Thursday 3 pm to 4 pm. Please take an IC CAN number with you, which you can get from your Administrative Officer.
  • As of November 2016, eye glasses may not be worn in passport photos. If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement from a medical professional or practitioner with your passport application.
  • For first-time official passport applicants, your original, most recently issued personal passport must be submitted. It is State Department regulation to view the personal passport. The personal passport will be held by the State Department for the duration of the process. Both personal and official passport will be returned to Fogarty.
  • For renewal of an official passport, the original expiring/expired official passport must be submitted. The personal passport is not required for the renewal process.
  • If you have changed your name since your last passport was issued, provide legal documentation (e.g., a marriage certificate).
  • Fogarty passport information sheet [PDF 35K].
  • THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE OFFICIAL PASSPORT.

Travel Specialist Contact Information

For questions about passports and visas, contact an International Travel Program Specialist at Fogarty:

For CIT, CSR, NCATS, NCI, NHGRI, NIA, NIDA, NIDCD, NIDDK, NIGMS, NIMH and NINDS:

Jeff Chen
Jeff.Chen@nih.gov
International Travel Program Specialist
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C05
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: 301-402-7516 or 301-827-5555
Fax: 301-480-0680

For OD, CC, FIC, NIMHD, NIAID, NICHD, NIEHS and NINR:

Sandra Fuentes
Sandra.Fuentes@nih.gov
International Travel Program Specialist
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C05
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: 301-496-3441 or 301-827-5555
Fax: 301-480-0680

For NCCIH, NEI, NHLBI, NIAAA, NIAMS, NIBIB, NIDCR and NLM:

Rhonda Lane
Rhonda.Lane@nih.gov
International Travel Program Assistant
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C05
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: 301-496-7614 or 301-827-5555
Fax: 301-480-0680

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Page last reviewed: March 14, 2018

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