Sarpy County

Passport Acceptance Agency - 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM
Passport photos can be taken here!

Sarpy County Clerk’s Office
1210 Golden Gate Drive  Suite 1250
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone: 402-593-5957

Welcome to the Passport Division of the Office of the Sarpy County Clerk. Our staff is committed to making the process of securing a passport as efficient as possible. In order to help us do so, please do not wait until the last minute and come prepared.  Be sure to bring original documents with raised seals that list the parent(s) full name to avoid having to make a second trip.  Apply now as routine passport applications are taking up to four-six weeks to be received. 
Passport applications can be accepted and passport photos taken at the County Clerk's Office located in the Administrative area (east side lower level) of the Courthouse.  The hours for PASSPORT application acceptance and verification are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.  No applications after 4:00 P.M.

IMPORTANT: All applicants must apply in person for a Passport and the following is Required:

Please Read Carefully! What You Will Need:


Completed Form – passport application

DS-11 for New or Minors passport

Proof of Citizenship

Only 1 of the following

  • A certified copy (raised seal) of your Birth Certificate (not a hospital copy) with your parent's name listed along with a COPY of your birth certificate is required.  If you were born in Nebraska you can get your NE birth certificate from the Vital Statistics Office.  Click here for details for the NE Vital Statistics Office.  If you were born outside of NE, you can order a certified copy from or
  • Previously issued passport book or card (for an adult application only)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (adult application only - child application must have birth certificate)

Current Government Issued Photo Identification

  • A "valid" Nebraska Drivers License or State Identification along with a COPY of this I.D.  If your Drivers License or Identification card was not issued in NE, please also bring your Social Security card or other form of secondary identification.

Passport Photo

  • Two (2) official Passport Photos (which can be taken at our office - $12.00 fee)

Payment Requirements

  • CHECK OR MONEY ORDER REQUIRED for each application payable to the U.S. Department of State (see "FEES" below for amounts)
  • Cash, Debit/Credit cards or Money Orders ONLY for the execution fee and photos – No personal checks accepted for Clerk fees

General Information

A passport BOOK allows to you to travel to many more locations via many more modes of transportation than the passport card alone. It is possible for you to apply for or have both the passport card and the passport book, although not necessary.

The passport CARD facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards.

A Passport is valid for 10 years for persons 16 years of age and older and valid for 5 years for minors under 16 years of age.

Children under 16 years of age must have BOTH parents or legal guardians with them when applying for a Passport.  16-17 year olds must have ONE parent with them when applying.

Please visit for up-to-date information regarding US Passport regulations and international travel. 


Application Fee

Payable to the U.S. Department of State - (Check or Money Order ONLY)

Passport Book ADULT (Age 16 & Older)

  • $110  - Routine Service 4-6 weeks
  • $185.89 - Expedited Service 2-3 weeks

Passport Book MINOR(Under Age 16) ** Requires both parents to be present or the absent parent to complete a DS-3053

  • $80  - Routine Service 4-6 weeks
  • $155.89 - Expedited Service 2-3 weeks

Passport Card ADULT (Age 16 & Older)

  • $30 - Routine Service 4-6 weeks
  • $90 - Expedited Service 2-3 weeks (no overnight delivery return mail available) 

Passport Card MINOR (Under Age 16) Requires both parents to be present or  the absent parent to complete a DS-3053

  • $15 - Routine Service 4-6 weeks
  • $75 - Expedited Service 2-3 weeks (no overnight delivery return mail available) 

Execution Fee

Pay the Sarpy County Clerk’s Office - (Cash, Debit/Credit card only)

  • $35 Processing fee for EACH application submitted

Photos Fee (Optional)

$12 per person for passport photos (Cash, Debit/Credit card only)


Passport Renewal

Form DS-82: Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail may be used if the conditions below are met.  Payment is non-refundable.

You may use Form DS-82 if your previous U.S. passport:

  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older and
  • Was issued in the last 15 years and
  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application and
  • Was issued in your current name or you can document your legal name change

Customers are responsible for mailing their applications directly to the U.S. Department of State.  Our office will NOT accept and mail Renewal Applications.  Also, for renewals, a new passport photo will be needed.  Photos can be taken in the Sarpy County Clerk’s Office for a $12.00 fee.  

Passport Book Renewal Fees

Application Fee Payable to the U.S. Department of State - (Check or Money Order ONLY)

  • $110

Additional fee for the Sarpy County Clerk to provide your photo - (optional)

  • $12

Passport Card Renewal Fees

Application Fee Payable to the U.S. Department of State - (Check or Money Order ONLY)

  • $30

Additional fee for the Sarpy County Clerk to provide your photo - (optional)

  • $12

Acceptable Forms of Payment

The U.S. Department of State will only take checks or money orders for Passport applications.  You should bring your checkbook or a money order and have a separate check for each applicant.  The Sarpy County Clerk will only accept payment for its fees as cash, money order, and debit/credit card.  A debit/credit card merchant fee is collected by a third party processor.

Processing Times

A passport will not be issued immediately at the Clerk’s office.  The completed application will be sent from the Clerk’s Office to the Passport Services in the U.S. Department of State.

A “routine” passport application may take 4-6 weeks from the date of remittance.  This should be taken into consideration as travel plans are made.  For the most up-to-date processing times, please refer to

The U.S. Department of State offers an expedited application option for an additional fee of $60.00 per application. Expedited applications have been processed and returned to the applicant in as little as 2-3 weeks.

If you need a passport sooner than two weeks, you may hire a passport courier.  An internet search can help you identify local passport couriers.  You will still need to apply in person and have your passport application assembled and sealed here or at any of the Federal Regional Passport Agencies.

In order to get your passport the same day you may travel to one of the following agencies:

If you are using a hand carry/courier service, please note that a separate check or money order is still required for the U.S. Department of State’s portion of the fees.

If you have a specific question about having everything you need to apply for your passport, please call (402) 593-5957 and we will try to help you.  If the question has to do with a previous passport or one you have filed - you'll need to contact the U.S. Department of State at 877-487-2778.

*The District Court Clerk’s Office, also located in the building on the west side (Court side) also accepts passport applications from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

If you need additional information on Passports, please contact the National Passport Information Center.

Let us help you with any of your questions regarding the Sarpy County Clerk.

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