Passport Requirements

Applicants must bring the following items to the Clerk & Comptroller’s Official Records Division:

  1. A valid picture identification in the form of either a driver license, state issued identification card, or military ID and a copy of the identification.
  2. One of the following:
    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate from the State Board of Health with a seal. Birth certificates may be obtained at the State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics for each state. To contact the division for your state of birth click here.
    • * A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multi-colored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of the applicant’s birth. Some short abstract versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes. All birth certificates must also include the full names of the applicant’s parent(s).
    • Old passport – an applicant who submits an expired U.S. Passport or passport card as citizenship evidence does not to need to submit a photocopy.
    • Naturalization papers
    • *Note* All applicants applying for a passport using form DS-11 must provide a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to the original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship. If writing is on both sides of the citizenship evidence, copies must be made of the front and back of the document. This is for primary U.S. citizenship evidence only, such as certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate, consular report of birth abroad, and certificate of citizenship.
    • Photocopies submitted:
      • • Must be legible
      • • Must be on white 8.5” x 11” standard paper
      • • Must be copied using black ink
      • • Cannot be double-sided
    • Applicants who fail to provide a photocopy of their driver license and/or citizenship evidence will be charged $.15 per copy to complete their application.
  3. One 2X2 regulation passport photograph. Passport photographs are available at the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office for a fee of $13.00.
    • *Note* Children must be present when applying for a passport. Both parents must sign for children 15 and under and present a long form birth certificate with both parents’ names
    • If one parent is unable to be present, Affidavit DS-3053 must be provided along with a front/back photocopy of the non-applying parent’s ID.

Passport Application

*Note*The birth certificate will be mailed, along with the passport application, to the U.S. Department of State. After processing, the birth certificate will be returned separately by mail.



Passport Processing Fees

Passport Book - Processing Fees

$25 - Payable in cash, credit card; check or money order made payable to Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk & Comptroller

$110 Adults - Payable by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

$80 Children under 16 years of age - Payable by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

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Passport Card – Processing Fees

$25 - Payable in cash, credit card; check or money order made payable to Paula S. O’Neil, Clerk & Comptroller

$30 Adults - Payable by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State

$15 Children under 16 years of age - Payable by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State



Need it Quick?

Expedite

Applicants will apply in the same manner as a regular passport. Normal passport processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks (subject to change) or more. Expedite is the answer for applicants who need a passport quicker than the normal processing time.

To expedite a passport, follow the directions for a passport and then:

Add $60.00 to the check or money order payable to the Department of State which covers the expedite fee ($60).

OR

Add $75.45 to the check or money order payable to the Department of State which covers the expedite fee ($60) and optional overnight return delivery ($15.45).

AND

Overnight delivery service is optional: A $23.75 postage paid Express Mail envelope is available to overnight documents to the U.S. Department of State and can be purchased at the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office or the U.S. Post Office.

*Note* For a group expediting multiple passports, one large postage paid overnight envelope is required for submitting applications.

Processing time for an expedited passport application is 2-3 weeks (subject to change) or more from the date of application.

Passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State and not the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller.

Passport processing times are subject to change. Please check with the Office of the Clerk & Comptroller’s or visit travel.state.gov for current processing times.

Expedited Service



Passport Renewals

If a passport has expired, or is about to expire, it may be able to be renewed by mail.

ADULT passports issued within the last 15 years may be renewed by mail.

Passports issued to children under the age of 16 will be treated as a new passport and a passport application is required.

Passport Renewal Application