October 26, 2017

Passport

United States Passports


Important Do's and Don'ts * Passport applications are taken between hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 

  • Our office is now taking passport photos for all ages - infants to seniors!
  • You do need to bring check or money order, the U.S. Department of State doesn't accept cash.
A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries as well as re-entering the U.S.
If you have already applied for a passport (at least 5-7 days ago), you can  track passport status online.
If your passport has been lost or stolen, you can  get emergency help online.

 

Step 1: DETERMINE the kind of passport you need.

 

Step 2: GATHER the required documents.
  1. Adult
    • One (1) 2" by 2" passport photo
    • U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy) or naturalization papers
    • Completed passport application
    • Visit NPIC  for online forms, printables and more.
    • Fill out form in black ink and don't sign until you are asked to do so in office.
    • Driver's license or a state-issued I.D. card
  2. For children ages birth to 15:
    • signatures of both parents
    • child(ren) must be present at time of application
    • both parents or childs legal guardian must appear in person with valid ID
      • Special Circumstances
        If there are any special circumstances
        (i.e. birth abroad, only one parent available, lost or expired passport, etc.)
        there may be additional forms or documentation necessary. Please ask a clerk or contact our offices at 479-271-1017
  3. For children ages 16 & 17:
    • signatures of one parents (child's signature is required)
    • child(ren) must be present at time of application
    • one parent or legal guardian must appear in person with valid ID

Passport Frequently Asked Questions

Step 3: Familiarize yourself with Passport Laws, Fees and Processing Times
  1. All first time applicants must apply in person at an authorized Passport Application Acceptance Facility.
  2. The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
  3. Passport Fees including payment types and renewal information
    Recorder's Passport Fees

    Passport Fees Chart
    Cost Estimator
  • The Recorder's Office only accepts checks or money orders.
    No Debit or Credit Cards will be taken.
  • TIME WARNING - Routine processing service takes approximately 8 weeks from time of application.
U.S. citizen children under age 16 arriving by land from Canada or Mexico may present an original or certified copy of his or her birth certificate,
Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Certificate of Citizenship.

Passport Fees

*Passport applications are taken between hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Fees described below apply to each applicant:

Passports issued to those 16 and older are valid for ten years.

Passports for children under 16 are valid for five years and are not renewable.

Passport renewal applications may be completed if the applicant has previously had a U.S.
Passport book/card issued within the past 15 years and issued when the applicant was 16
years or older. The undamaged U.S. Passport book/card should be submitted along with the
DS-82 form and mailed to the U. S. Department of State by the applicant.

If you are behind in child support payments, you may not be able to get a passport.

See Child Support

For assistance with special circumstances, visit the Recorder's Office or call 479-271-1017.

Additional information may be found at the U.S. Department of State web site

 

Application Fee (made payable to U.S. Department of State)