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Frequently Asked Questions For Passports

Welcome to the questions and answers area.
We have a large database of FAQs so we have organized them by topic. For frequently asked questions related to a specific topic, select it from the list below.

  

What do I need to do to apply for a passport?
Please review our requirement information located on our Passport Page 
Do I need to make an appointment to apply for my passport?
No. The Clerk’s office does not set appointments. You may come in to our office Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00.
How long does it take to receive the passport?
The time frame changes constantly for the most recent expected time please visit the U.S.Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov

How can I obtain a passport sooner than 3 weeks?
The clerk’s office is only an acceptance agent for the U.S.Department of State, and is unable to process your passport application sooner than 3 weeks. You must contact the U.S.Department of State on how to obtain a passport sooner or to make an appointment to the nearest Passport Agency Facility. The U.S.Department of State’s number is 1-877-487-2778.
What is the cost to apply for a passport?
You may visit our passport section of the fee schedule.
May I obtain passport pictures at your office?
Yes. You may have your passport pictures taken here for an additional charge.
You may visit the passport section of the fee schedule.
What do I need to obtain a passport for my child?
Please be aware that both parents and minor must be present to apply for a minor’s passport.
For further information and requirements, please review our requirement information located on our Passport Page.
How do I renew my passport?
If your passport has been expired for less than 5 years, you must renew your passport through the mail. You may visit the U.S.Department of State’s website to obtain an application at www.travel.state.gov. You may also obtain an application through our office. If you passport has been expired for more than 5 years you must apply for your passport through the Clerk’s office. Please review our requirement information located on our Passport Page.
May I renew my child’s passport through the mail?
No. You must renew the minor’s passport through the Clerk’s office. Please be aware that both parents and minor must be present to apply for a minor’s passport. You must present the long form Birth Certificate along with the expired passport.
For further information and additional requirements, please review our requirement information located on our Passport Page
What is the difference between a passport card and book?
The Passport book you may travel anywhere and by any form of transportation.
The Passport card you may only travel to Mexico, Canada, Caribbean Islands, and Bermuda by land or sea.
How can I apply for the passport card?
Please review our requirement information located on our Passport Page
What is the cost for the passport card?
You may visit our passport section of the fee schedule.