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Passport Information

PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE HOURS:

9:00 A.M. - NOON 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

YOU MUST BRING COPIES OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE

AND PHOTOCOPIES OF CITIZENSHIP EVIDENCE

 

Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL PERSONS traveling by AIR between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.  For more information, including requirements for  Land and Sea Travel, visit: US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

All Passport Applicants MUST appear in Person
(including minors under age 14)

The Passport Card:
Beginning February 1, 2008, customers will now have the option to apply for a Passport Card which may only be used for land and sea travel between the Unites States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.  For more information visit: 

U.S. PASSPORT CARDS

Applications for passports may be obtained at the Franklin County Clerk's Office or you may download them at: GET STARTED PASSPORT FORMS

To obtain a passport you must have the following items:

  • Proof of Citizenship:
    • Certified copy of Birth Certificate (with photocopy)
        OR Previous passport
        OR Certificate of Naturalization (with photocopy)
  • • One official passport photo, 2 X 2 inches
  • • Valid photo identification (with photocopy front and back)
  • • Applicant's social security number

Special requirements for Children under age 16 effective February 1, 2008.   Both parents or child's legal guardian must:

  • Present evidence of child's U.S. citizenship and
  • Present evidence that they are the parents or guardian and
  • Show valid personal identification and
  • Sign and take oath before an authorized passport acceptance agent
  • If either parent is unable to appear, the absent parent must provide a notarized statement of consent, which includes the child's name and date of birth, authorizing passport issuance

For further information:  PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN

Passports for age 16 and over are valid for 10 years; for under age 16 they are valid for 5 years. 

New Rates Effective February 1, 2008

Fee Type

Passport Fee

Processing Fee

Total Fee

Passport Book
  Age 16 & Over
  Age 15 & Under

$110
$80

$25
$25


$135
$105

Passport Card - First Time Applicant
  Age 16 & Over
  Age 15 & Under

$30
$15

$25
$25

$55
$40

Passport Card - With Valid Passport
(Mail-in form)
 
Age 16 & Over
 
Age 15 & Under

$30
$15

$0
$0

$30
$15

Passport Renewal
(Mail-in Form *)

$110

$0

$110

Passport Fees to be paid by check or money order (NO CASH) payable to

"U.S. DEPT. OF STATE"

Processing Fees to be paid by cash or credit card (fee applies for card usage).

EXPEDITED PASSPORT:

In order to expedite service for your passport, you must pay an additional $60.00 fee per application.  See Clerk for Rush Passport details.

*PASSPORT RENEWALS ARE NOT PROCESSED BY THE COUNTY CLERK:

APPLICATION STATUS:

National Passport Information Center
Toll Free 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793)

24 Hour Automated Information.  Customer Service Representatives available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Eastern time (excluding federal holidays) or via email at npic@state.gov