|How Do I Obtain a Passport?|
Obtain a Passport
Many Clerk’s Offices take applications for passports. You will need to bring a certified birth certificate, a photo I.D. and money for processing. Some Clerk’s Offices provide for taking passport photos, or you can have one taken at a number of places, including certain travel agencies and photo centers. Check your yellow pages under “Passport and Visa Services.”
The Clerk of the Court is only an acceptance agent, responsible for receiving and forwarding your application to the Department of State, Passport Services. The U.S. Department of State establishes the guidelines for acceptance and how the passports are processed. Should you have any questions, problems, or concerns, you must contact the appropriate Passport Office by calling toll free: 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778) or for TTY/TDD 1-888-874-7793.
You can also obtain information about passports by accessing the following Web sites:
First time application:
What happens if I lose my passport?
When can I expect my passport to arrive?
More Facts on Passports
What are the types of passports?
Renewal of passport: applies to passports issued less than 15 years prior. A “pink form” must be filled out and accompanied with the previous passport.
Child’s passport: for children 15 and younger and is good for 5 years. Photo ID for the parent of the child applying for the passport must be presented along with the signature of both parents or guardians if the child is under the age of 13 and one if the child is 14 or 15. $60