October 26, 2017


Passports are done by appointment only. To schedule online CLICK HERE or call 479-271-1017

United States Passports

Important Do's and Don'ts * Passport applications are processed by appointment only.

  • 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
      • Visit AR DFA for driving & identification documents
  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, money order, credit, or debit cards at this time.
  • TIME WARNING - Routine processing service takes approximately 10-13 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 processed by appointment only.

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)

Adult Passport Card

(Not valid for internationals air travel. Valid only for travel by land and by sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.)

Adult passport Book $130.00
Adult Passport Book & Card $160.00


Minor Passport Book $100.00
Minor Passport Card (Not valid for internationals air travel. Valid only for travel by land and by sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.) $15.00
Minor Passport Book & Card $115.00
Execution Fee per applicant Adult & Minor

(payable to Benton County Circuit Clerk's Office)

Passport Photos $10.00
Priority Mail Express - Overnight up to 2-Day Guarantee

US Mail Service no guaranteed by the Circuit Clerk's Office

(payable to United States Postal Service)

Recommended Overnight Return Delivery Service to customer from passport agency

(USPS Express Mail service)

The overnight Return Delivery Service fee is an optional fee charged when customers request to have their newly issued U.S. Passport book shipped to them using Overnight Return Delivery Service. Please note that Overnight Return Delivery Service is not available for the U.S. Passport Card. Customers applying for the passport book and the passport card will only receive the passport book by Overnight Return Delivery Service. Passport cards will be mailed to the applicants using first class mail service.
Expedite Fee

(payable to the U.S. Department of State)


Questions or Concerns Contact:

Brenda DeShields - Circuit Clerk & Recorder (479) 271-1015


Kathy Cartwright - Administrative Assistant (479) 271-1015