Passports


Passport Information

CLERKS OFFICE PROCESSING HOURS

8:00 AM - NOON & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (KENNEWICK)

8:00 AM - NOON & 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PROSSER)


YOU MUST BRING COPIES OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE FRONT AND BACK.  COPIES MUST BE SINGLE SIDED ON A FULL SHEET OF PAPER

A set of copies of your drivers license and proof of citizenship is needed for EACH passport application.

Passport Quick Reference Sheet


The Clerk's office acts as an agent for the federal government in processing passport applications. Passport applications are mailed by the clerk on the same day they are received, but regular processing at the national level takes approximately eight weeks. Some countries require a VISA for entry. It is necessary to have physical possession of a passport before applying for a VISA.
   
It is possible to expedite issuance of a passport. Passports can be processed within three days of receipt by a federal office if proof of an imminent departure date is provided and $60.00 is paid for the special service. Overnight-Express mail may be used for this purpose.

Passport books and passport cards for age 16 years of age and older are valid for 10 years. For under 16 years of age passport books and passport cards are valid for 5 years.

Type of Passport Service

Passport Fee

*Check or Money Order only*

Clerk Processing Fee

*Cash or Credit/Debit Card only effective October 1, 2010*

Total Fees per Application

Passport book for an adult age 16 or older, DS-11

$110.00


 

$25.00

$135.00

Passport Book for a child age 15 or younger, DS-11

$80.00

$25.00

$105.00

Expedited service charge per application (only applies to passport book at this time)

$60.00

None

$60.00

Renewal for adult expired passport but issued date is less than 15 years ago, DS-82

$110.00

Processed by applicant. See instructions on application.

$110.00

Renewal for adult expired passport and issued date is more than 15 years ago, DS-11

$110.00

$25.00

$135.00

Passport Card Age 16 and over, DS-11

$30.00

$25.00

$55.00

Passport Card Age 15 and under, DS-11

$15.00

$25.00

$40.00

Renewal Passport Card by Mail, Age 16 and over, DS-82

$30.00

Processed by applicant. See instructions on application.

$30.00

Renewal Passport Card Age 15 and under, DS-82

$15.00

$25.00

$40.00


Two-Parent Consent Age Change (effective February 1, 2008)

New requirement:  Two parent consent required for minors under the age of 16

Children under the age of 16, who apply for the Passport Card, must use the DS-11 form and pay the $25 execution Fee even if they already have a fully valid Passport book.
   

You will need to provide the following to the clerk:
  • The passport fee must be check or money order payable to Department of State.
  • Processing fee must be cash, credit/debit card or money order payable to the Benton County Clerk. Effective October 1, 2010 cash, money order or credit/debit card will only be accepted.  If using a credit/debit card a processing fee may apply.
  • Copies of the front & back of your drivers license for EACH application
  • Proof of US citizenship. (a certified copy of birth certificate, Naturalization Certificate, or previous passport)
  • Completed but unsigned passport application form. Forms are available on the Internet at U.S. Department of State - Passport Application Forms, Clerk's Office, or travel agencies.
  • One passport photo which must meet federal requirements.
  • Picture identification.
  • Children must appear in person. If renewing a child's passport (under age 16) you must submit the current passport as well as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Click here for a Passport Quick Reference sheet to assist you with documentation needed to apply for a passport.  This reference sheet is to assist with the routine application process.  It is not all inclusive of all requirements necessary for special circumstances.  You should refer to WWW.TRAVEL.STATE.GOV for complete details.


Additional special requirements for children under age 16.

       
       
       

       
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