Passport Facts, Answers, and Questions.

Make sure you are aware of the following, and bring the items listed below:
You can find up to date fees, requirements, and other information at the State Departments Travel Site

Applying Online

  • For Post Offices that require an appointment, you can schedule online at the official USPS site at tools.usps.com/go/pages/schedule-appointment - *Not available at all locations.
  • Try to arrive 10 minutes early at the passport processing area, or your appointment may be cancelled if late.
  • Review all photo, fee, ID, and form requirements before your appointment.

General Questions

  • How long will it take? - Passports generally take anywhere from 2-10 weeks to be received.
  • When can I renew? - US Passport renewal can be done in person, or by mail if within 15 yrs of previous.
  • Can I get my passport faster? - You can pay extra for expedited services if needed.
  • Do minors/kids need an adult present? - If you are under 18, one or both parents or guardians must be there in person depending on the child's age.
    • Children and teens up to 15 years old must be accompanied by both parents/guardians, or have proof of sole custody.
    • Teenagers age 16-17 must have at least one legal parent/guardian present.

What do I need to bring?

  • What types of ID are needed? - make sure you have two forms of Identification with copies of each.
    • One of the IDs should prove US Citizenship, such as a Certified Birth Certificate, previous Passport, Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship.
    • The second ID must be current and valid, such as a Driver's License, Government or Military ID, Naturalization Certificate, or previously issued Passport.
  • What forms are needed? - You should have the appropriate passport application form printed and filled out.
  • Do I need a photo? - You will need a photo meeting all requirements if the Passport Office does not list available Photo Hours.
    • Most stores offering photo taking provide these services, such as Walgreens or Wal-Mart.
  • How much does it cost? - You will be required to pay an Application fee to apply for or renew passport.


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