General Passport 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 http://www.travel.state.gov/ for up-to-date information regarding US Passport regulations and international travel.
Renewal Fees for Passport Book or Card
Renewal of Adult passports may be completed by you without coming into our office. Please visit the Passport Agency website for more information:
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
- $186.48 - 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 Book or card MINOR under age 16 are NOT eligible for renewals. Parents and child must apply in person at the County Clerk's office. See "Passport Application" link at the top of the page.
Passport Processing time after submission through the Clerk's office
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.
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 http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html
Expedited applications have been processed and returned to the applicant in as little as 2-3 weeks.
If you have an emergency and need a passport sooner than two weeks, please visit the Passport Agency website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passpor... .
If you have a specific question about what to bring with you to apply for your passport, please call (402) 593-5957.
To check on the status of a previously submitted passport application, you may contact the U.S. Department of State at 877-487-2778. If you need additional information on Passports, please contact the National Passport Information Center.