Passports

Applicants are advised that the average wait time for passport applications is approximately two hours, so please come prepared to wait for at least that amount of time.  All applicants,  including children, applying for a passport must be present when called.  If for some reason the application cannot be accepted,  applicants will be asked to correct the issue and return to our office at a later date.  Regardless of the circumstance, staff cannot extend the passport acceptance hours past 3 p.m.  Please note: When passport applicant volumes exceed the ability to process applications within normal acceptance hours, the acceptance hours will be shortened and applicants will be turned away even if they arrive before 3 p.m.

Passport-e1357670197852The Douglas County Clerk & Recorder is an official passport acceptance facility where you can submit your application, pick up an application, have your passport photo taken, and pay passport fees. Social security number is required for the issuance of a passport.  We work as an agent of the U.S. Department of State in this capacity.

If you are applying for a passport for a minor child or renewing a passport for a minor child we recommend you call our office at 303.660.7446 to verify documentation and fee requirements.  Social security number is required for the issuance of a passport.  You must know your child’s social security number, bringing the actual Social Security card itself it not necessary.  If using the DS-3053, Statement of Consent, issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 you must include a photocopy of the missing parent’s identification front and back.  The minor child is required to appear in person.

Allow at least four weeks for the U.S. Department of State to process the application.

Passport Acceptance Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and The Caribbean Region will be required to have a passport, passport card, or other travel document to re-enter the United States.

New and Recent Requirement Changes

The U.S. Department of State occasionally changes requirements for passport applications. We display those recent changes in this area. More detailed information can be found at the U.S. Department of State.

Parent(s) Name Required on Birth Certificate

Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.


Passport Forms

You may print and complete these forms prior to visiting our office in order to save time or you can pick up the forms from our office and complete them at that time. All forms are provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Passport Photos

Douglas County offers passport photography services on site. The cost is $8. The following restrictions apply to attire: uniforms, clothing that resembles a uniform or camouflage, hats or head coverings cannot be worn unless  they are religious attire worn daily. It is also recommended white not be worn. Prescription glasses may be worn, however if there is too much glare you will be asked to remove them. Dark or tinted sunglasses may only be worn if they are prescription and needed for medical reasons (a medical certificate is required).

Should you decide to take your own photos or have them taken elsewhere, please refer to the US Department of State website for all requirements, measurements, restrictions and a list of FAQ’s.

Passport Fees

All passport fees are set by the U.S. Department of State. All payments to the U.S. Department of State must be in the form of check or money order.  Each application submitted must have its own check or money order.   Temporary or counter checks are not acceptable forms of payment to the Department of State.  Fees payable to Douglas County may be check, cash or credit.  Payments made by credit card incur a small convenience fee from the service provider.

US Passport Book for First Time Applications and Minors

Passport Fee Payable to Department of State Acceptance Fee Payable to Acceptance Facility Total First-time Applicant Fee
Adults (age 16 and over) $110 $25 $135
Minors (under age 16) $80 $25 $105

US Passport Card for first time applicants and minors

Passport Fee Payable
to Department of State
Acceptance Fee Payable
to Acceptance Facility
Total First-time Applicant Fee
Adults (age 16 and over)
$30
$25
$55
Minors (under age 16)
$15
$25
$40

Other Service Fees

  Passport Fee Payable to Department of State
Passport Photo
(It is recommended not to wear white when having your photo taken)
$8 Photo Fee Payable to Douglas County
File Search Fee $150
Expedite Processing $60