Passports

Passports

TRAVELERS, PLEASE NOTE:
ROUTINE SERVICE - As of March 13, 2014, routine applications are processing in approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application.

EXPEDITED SERVICE - As of March 13, 2014, expedited service requests, that include overnight delivery to and from the Passport Agency, are processing within 3 weeks door-to-door.

***NOTE: OUR OFFICE STOPS ACCEPTING PASSPORT APPLICATION AT 4:00 PM***

What You Will Need to Apply
1. You will need to arrive BEFORE 4 p.m. to allow time for processing. If you wish to have your completed applications mailed out that same day, it is best to arrive before 2:30 p.m. Please complete an application before you apply. (Do not sign the application until passport acceptance agent instructs you to.)

  • Please print legibly.
  • If you make a mistake, line through it. Don't use white out.

2. Proof of Citizenship: You will need one of the following:

  • Your previous U.S. Passport, even if it is expired.
  • If you were born in the United States, you will need a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state where you were born. It must have a filing date and official seal from the governing agency (NOT the hospital). No photocopies or California Abstracts or Texas Abstracts will be accepted.
  • Your Consular report of birth abroad.
  • Your Certificate of Naturalization.

3. Photo Identification (i.e., Driver's License, Military ID Card, Government Employee ID Card): Identification must bear both the signature and the photo of the applicant. Identification must NOT be expired.

4. One Passport photo (2"x2" head and shoulders only, face forward, with white background): Photo must be taken within the last six months. (No uniforms or items resembling uniforms of any kind may be worn. No camouflage. No dark glasses. No hats or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.)   Passport photos can be taken at the Clerk & Elections Office for a fee of $12.00.

5. Social Security number MUST BE PROVIDED, or you could be fined by the Internal Revenue Service.

For Routine Passport Service
You will receive your passport within 4-6 weeks.

You will need two separate payments. (Sorry, no debit or credit cards accepted.)

***Note: Checks and Money Orders must be made out for the CORRECT amount or it will be refused.***

Adults (16 or older) valid for 10 years:

  • $110 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

Minors (younger than 16) valid for 5 years:

  • $80 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

For Routine Passport Card Service
(CANNOT BE USED FOR TRAVEL BY AIR) Intended as a less expensive alternative to a Passport. Limited use - can only be used at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Overnight return delivery is NOT available for the Passport Card. The card will be mailed First Class only.

  • You will receive your passport card within 4-6 weeks.
  • You will need two separate payments. (Sorry, no debit or credit cards accepted.)

Adults (16 or older) valid for 10 years:

  • $30 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

Minors (younger than 16) valid for 5 years:

  • $15 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

There is a $25 fee assessed for each check returned.

MINOR CHILDREN: Children age 15 years and younger must appear in person with both parents or legal guardians. If one parent cannot be present, a written statement must be signed and notarized explaining why the non-appearing parent’s/guardian’s consent cannot be obtained. (See U.S. State Department flyer).

Children ages 16 through 17 must be accompanied by at least one parent. Children age 17 or younger with a valid driver’s license but not accompanied by at least one parent must have written parental consent or a check signed by a parent and their birth certificate showing their parents' names.

To Expedite Your Passport
Expedited Service: You will receive your passport within 2 weeks door to door.

You will need two separate payments. (Sorry, no credit cards.)

***Note: Checks and Money Orders must be made out for the CORRECT amount or it will be refused.***

Adults (16 years or older), valid for 10 years:

  • $184.85 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE ($110 application fee + $60 Express Service Fee + $14.85 Express Return mail) and
  • $25.00 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.
  • Optional ...  $20.00 cash, check or money order to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK for Priority Express mail from Clerk's Office to the Passport Agency.

Minors (15 years or younger), valid for 5 years:

  • $154.85 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE ($80 application fee + $60 Express Service Fee + $14.85 Express Return mail)and
  • $25.00 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.
  • Optional ...  $20.00 cash, check or money order to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK for Priority Express mail from Clerk's Office to the Passport Agency.

If you are leaving in 14 calendar days, you will need a copy of your plane ticket or itinerary.

To Expedite Your Passport Card
Expedited Service: You will receive your passport card within 2-3 weeks door to door.

You will need two separate payments. (Sorry, no credit cards.)

Adults (16 years or older), valid for 10 years:

  • $90.00 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25.00 cash,check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

Minors (15 years or younger), valid for 5 years:

  • $75.00 check or money order payable to DEPARTMENT OF STATE and
  • $25.00 cash, check or money order for the processing fee payable to CLATSOP COUNTY CLERK.

Citizens who are traveling or needing a passport in order to get a visa within 10 days should contact the National Passport Information Center directly at 877-487-2778.

If you are leaving within 14 calendar days, applications must be processed IN PERSON at the Seattle Passport Agency.

SEATTLE PASSPORT AGENCY
915 Second Avenue, Room 992
Seattle, WA 98174

An APPOINTMENT will be required for those wishing to apply in person at the SEATTLE PASSPORT AGENGY.

You may schedule an appointment 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling toll-free (877) 487-2778.

Arrive no more than 15 minutes early. Late arrivals will need to reschedule their appointment. You will need a check, money order, major credit card or exact cash. You must bring proof of immediate travel (plane ticket, itinerary, or a travel letter from an employer). You must be traveling within 14 calendar days. If you are traveling abroad within 72 hours, be advised that it takes 4 to 6 hours to process urgent passports. Schedule a morning appointment to avoid having to return the next day to pick up the passport.

More Information
For more information (including other passport acceptance locations), please review the U.S. State Department Passport Services Web Site

Passport Information and Forms:
Passport Application Forms

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