FAQs – U.S. Passport
We can process renewals for minors and for applicants whose most recent passport was issued over 15 years ago. If an applicant is an adult and their most recent passport was issued less than 15 years ago they should renew by mail using the blue renewal form. We are not permitted to process such renewals.
To apply you will need all the following: a completed application, original or a certified copy of your proof of citizenship, a valid photo ID, and a check or money order for the passport fee.
Supporting documents may be necessary, however this is determined on a case by case basis.
The applicant must be present. Special rules apply when an application is for a minor’s passport. Please review the chart below for who should be present when a passport request is being made for a minor:
|Who Should Be Present for a Minor?|
|15 and under||Both parents (if both parents are on the birth certificate)|
|16 — 17||One parent|
If the father of a minor 15 and under does not appear on the minor’s birth certificate he does not need to be present and he does not need to provide consent.
The non-present parent must complete and provide the applying parent with a consent form. The consent form must be notarized and a copy of the front and back of the identification used to have the form notarized must be presented with the form.
We have all necessary forms available in our office.
There are two types of passports issued by the US Department of State: the passport book and the passport card.
The passport book enables travelers to travel internationally using any method (land, sea, or air) and to any acceptable destination. However, the passport card restricts travelers to land or sea travel only to the following destinations: Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean. Travelers may not fly using only the passport card and are restricted to travel to the three countries previously mentioned.
The processing timeframe for routine service is 6-8 weeks. The processing timeframe for expedited service is 2-3 weeks, however there is an additional fee for expedited service.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to provide a specific update on when you will receive your passport or when your citizenship documents (e.g. previous passports, birth and naturalization certificates) will be returned. For more information visit https://travel.state.gov
Phone: (702) 759-0904
Updated on: October 2, 2019