The initial application I filled out was rejected for alterations.  This is my second attempt at the form.  This is how I filled out the DS-11 passport application and the Explanatory Statement I attached to the application.  This is, by no means, the only way to fill out this application however, be aware that all passports books will look pretty much the same but it is the application that defines the character of the applicant.  Passports are ONLY issued to US Citizens or US Nationals not State citizens or American Nationals.  If you think you will get a passport for any other character than a US Citizen or US National you will not.  I believe my application and Explanatory Statement property define the character HOLDING the passport.  I think it’s well understood that you can not alter the application and the SSN must be entered.