Passports

Passport Application, Forms and Fee Information



Passports are processed Monday – Friday From 8:00am until 4:00pm excluding holidays.

The Osceola County Clerk’s office serves as an Official Passport Acceptance Agent for the United States Government. The closest federal office is located in Miami, Florida. All forms as well as, instructional information can be obtained from the Clerk’s office or via website www.travel.state.gov. You may contact us by telephone at (407) 742-3500, or visit our office at 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Florida. WE DO NOT MAKE APPOINTMENTS. WALK INS ONLY ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. 

Photocopies of Primary U.S. Citizenship Evidence Required Effective January 9, 2017

This notice is to advise that effective January 9, 2017 all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 must submit a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship.  If there is writing on both sides of the citizenship evidence, then copies must be made of the front and back of the document.  Customers who submit an expired U.S. passport book or passport card as citizenship evidence do not need to submit a photocopy.  Photocopies: Must be legible, Must be on white 8.5”X11” standard paper, Must be copied using black ink, Cannot be double-sided.

 

Social Security Numbers Must Be Provided On All Passport Applications

This notice is to advise that effective October 1, 2016 all customers must write their Social Security Number (SSN) on their passport application. Customers who do not provide their SSN will experience delays in the processing of their application.


New Passport Photo Requirement Effective November 1, 2016

This notice is to advise that effective November 1, 2016 passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will

not be accepted except under special conditions. Please visit www.travel.state.gov for details.


Passport Fees Information

Passport fees must be paid by personal check or money order made payable to the U S Department of State

Processing fee of $25.00 payable to the Clerk of Court must be payable in cash, credit/debit card or money order.  NO Personal Checks accepted.

Fees that are due to the Passport Agency must be personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders.


For More Information on the Fees charged by the United States Passport Agency please click this link: Passport Information

Passport Application Processing Hours

Passports are processed Monday – Friday From 8:00am until 4:00pm excluding holidays.

WE DO NOT MAKE APPOINTMENTS. WALK INS ONLY ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. 


Passport Application General Information

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 required that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, acceptable document to enter or re-enter the United States.



Passport Application General Requirements

  • All applicants must appear in person.

  • APPLICATION INFORMATION for requirements needed to apply for a U.S. Passport Book or Card is listed below under the respective "age" categories.

  • Important: Any certified copies provided must not be duplicated. Certified copies, as well as original documents will be returned by the Passport Agency.

  • Per Federal guidelines, all applications must be filled out with BLACK ink.

  • All forms may be obtained from the Clerk’s office or via website http://www.travel.state.gov



Note – Requirements to issue a passport for an adult, differ from the requirements to issue a passport for a minor. Below, please select the appropriate Requirements, and read each carefully.


Passport Applicants 16 and Older

Requirements for a U.S. passport Book or Card
Applicants (ages 16 and older)
**Applicants age 16 or 17 must have their original birth certificate, and at least one parent with them to apply**
Proof of citizenship. (One of the following)
An expired U.S. Passport
Original certified copy of a U.S. issued Birth Certificate.
Original Naturalization Certificate.

In addition to bringing the original, please provide a photocopy of your Proof of Citizenship. Front and Back.

In the event that a name change has occurred as a result of a marriage, divorce, or court order, a certified copy of your legal document will be required.

One color passport photo measuring 2”x 2” with a white background. Self service machine photos will not be accepted.

Proof of identity. (One of the following)

A valid driver’s license (No Temporary or Learners License accepted).
Military I.D.
A recently issued U.S. Naturalization Certificate. (Original)
A state issued Identification Card.

In addition to bringing the original, please provide a photo copy of your proof of identity. Front & Back.

Cost and Method of Payments
There is a $25.00 fee to process each application
This must be paid by Cash or Credit Card only

Passport Fees for Applicants (ages 16 and older)
Must be Check or Money Order only. Made Payable to: U.S. Dept. of State

Passport Book – $110.00 – for regular process
Passport Book – $185.45 – for expedite (Rush) process

*
Passport Card – $30.00 – for regular process
Passport Card – $90.00 – for expedite (Rush) process
*

For Both, Passport Book & Card – $140.00 – for regular process
For Both, Passport Book & Card – $215.45 – for expedite (Rush) process

If you are doing an “expedite”, you must bring with you an Express Mail Overnight Stamp from the post office.

Passport Applicants 15 and Younger

Requirements for a U.S. passport Book or Card
Applicants (Age 15 and under)

A MINOR (AGES 15 AND UNDER) MUST BE PRESENT WITH BOTH PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN(S) TO APPLY FOR A U.S. PASSPORT.

Evidence of Relationship to Parent(s) or Guardian(s). (One of the following).
These documents must be original documents or certified copies.
Minor’s certified birth certificate.
Minor’s report of Birth Abroad.
Adoption Decree with adopting parent(s)’ names.
Court order establishing custody or guardianship.
Proof of Citizenship. (One of the following)

Minor’s Original Certified copy of a U.S. issued birth certificate.
Minor’s Original Naturalization Certificate.
Minor’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth.

In addition to bringing the original, please provide a photocopy of your Proof of Citizenship. Front and Back.

One color passport photo measuring 2”x2” with a white background. Self service machine photos will not be accepted.

Parent’s/Legal Guardian’s Proof of identity. (One of the following)

A valid driver’s license.
Military I.D.
A recently issued U.S. Naturalization Certificate. (Original)
A state issued Identification Card.

In addition to bringing the original, please provide a photo copy of parent’s / Legal Guardian’s proof of identity. Front & Back.
Cost and Method of Payments

There is a $25.00 fee to process each application
This must be paid by Cash or Credit Card only
Passport Fees for Applicants (ages 15 and under)
Must be Check or Money Order only. Made Payable to: U.S. Dept. of State

Passport Book – $80.00 – for regular process
Passport Book – $155.45 – for expedite (Rush) process

*
Passport Card – $15.00 – for regular process
Passport Card – $75.00 – for expedite (Rush) process
*

For Both, Passport Book & Card – $95.00 – for regular process
For Both, Passport Book & Card – $170.45 – for expedite (Rush) process

If you are doing an “expedite”, you must bring with you an Express Mail Overnight Stamp from the post office.









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Passport FAQs


  • How long does it take to get a passport?




The normal processing time is four to six weeks.

CURRENT PROCESSING TIME IS SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.





  • I need to get my passport as quickly as possible, is special expedited processing available?




Yes. You must pay an additional $75.45 surcharge, and provide one (1)
Overnight/Express mail postage stamp to receive your
passport in two to three weeks.




  • What if I need a passport in less than 14 days?




You must make an appointment with the Miami Passport Agency by calling
(877) 487-2778. You must provide an itinerary or proof of tickets or a letter from
an employer on company letterhead, and you must travel to the Miami Passport
Agency.




  • I had a passport before, but it has expired. Can I simply renew it?




Yes, If it was issued within the past 15 years, and if you were 16 years or older when the passport was issued. You must also be able to submit the expired passport. Form DS-82 is available viawww.travel.state.gov for renewals. When using this form, YOU MUST APPLY BY MAIL.




  • Can I get passport forms online?




Yes, you can obtain forms by visiting www.travel.state.gov.




  • What countries require a Visa?




You may visit www.travel.state.gov.




  • Can I get a U.S. Passport if I am not a U.S. Citizen?




No. You must contact the nearest consulate for your country or contact
Immigration & Naturalization Services.




  • My passport has been lost, stolen, or mutilated. What must I do?




You must complete a new application, with new pictures, birth certificate and complete
an ”Affidavit of lost or stolen” passport. The forms are available in the Clerk’s office or via
www.travel.state.gov.




  • I am a convicted felon. Can I get a passport?




The Federal Passport Agency will determine if you are eligible. Contact the passport agency at 877-487-2778.




  • If I owe money for Child Support, am I eligible to get a passport?




Public Law 104-193 stipulates that a person being in arrears on child support by
an amount exceeding $2,500 is ineligible; however, you should contact the
passport agency at 877-487-2778.




  • How much is the fee for a passport Book (For: Air, Land, or Sea Travel)?




Please see Applications Requirements for cost




  • How much is the fee for a passport Card (For: Land or Sea Travel between the U.S.,
    Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean)




Please see Applications Requirements for cost




  • What are the requirements for a passport photograph?




You must provide one (1) 2 x 2 passport photo. It must be a color photo, must be
identical with a full frontal view with a white or off-white background. It must show
your current appearance (no uniforms, hats or head gear).
Photo must have been taken within the past six (6) months.


Passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will not be accepted, except under special circumstances.  Please visit www.travel.state.gov for details.






  • Can I sign my application in advance?




No. An oath must be administered before signatures are taken.




  • Because of identity theft, I don’t want to list my Social Security number, do I have to list it?




Yes. Social Security numbers are mandatory.




  • If I don’t have a certified copy of my birth certificate, how can I get one?




You must contact the Office of Vital Statistics where you were born or visit www.vitalchek.com to order your birth certificate on-line.




  • Once issued, how long will my passport be good for?




An Adult passport Book/Card is valid for ten (10) years.
A child’s passport Book/Card is valid for five (5) years.