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Passport Information – U.S. Department of State external
Passport Instructionspdf

PASSPORT BOOK & CARD APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The following is provided as a guide to help with your application. All passport information is not included. For more passport information, click here .

BIRTH CERTIFICATE: When applying for a U.S. Passport, you will need to have a state certified birth certificate from the state where you were born. (Hospital birth certificates or birth abstracts are not acceptable.) If you are a naturalized citizen, you will need your naturalization certificate. All certificates are mailed with the application and returned with the passport. If you have an expired U.S. passport it needs to be used in place of the birth certificate. Children must provide their birth certificate with the expired U.S. passport.

PASSPORT PHOTOS: Our facility doesn’t take photos. Please provide two identical passport photos, 2 x 2 inches are needed when applying.  These pictures must have been taken within the last six months. School photos, snapshots, or pictures taken in a booth are not acceptable.  Photographs must be a clear front view, full face on a plain (white or off-white) background. The image size measured from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head (including hair) should not be less than 1 inch nor more than 1 3/8 inches. Shadows in photos will not be accepted. Do not wear camouflage, white shirts, hats, hair bows or glasses.  Naturalization Photos will not work.  

EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY: A valid government ID is required for evidence of your identity. Driver’s License is the best form of Id. The form of ID used must be valid and bear a picture of the holder. Parent ID is used for minors.

Recommended to bring secondary ID such as school ID, Work ID, Insurance card, Medical cards, Hunting & Fishing licenses, Car registration, Library card and Membership card (with your name on it)

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Everyone, including children, will need to have their social security number ready and available when applying for a passport.  Social security cards ARE NOT required, only social security numbers.

ANYONE APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT MUST APPEAR IN PERSON (BABIES, CHILDREN & ADULTS)

Both parents must appear and sign the application for a minor child under the age of 16. If only one parent can appear they must have written notarized consent from the other parent or provide proof they have sole legal custody (refer to DS-3053 ).

We are not a passport issuing agency, only an acceptance agency.

PASSPORT PROCESSING TIME: The time to process a passport can vary from 25 business days 4 to 6 weeks. Those wishing to receive their passports sooner may request expedited service, this service is an additional $60.00 for each applicant (Check or Money Order only). The expedite fee does not shorten the mailing time. If you want to expedite mailing time you will need to pay additional fees.

We do NOT accept debit cards or credit cards.  Personal checks ARE accepted

FEES: ADULTS – 16 years of age and over

**Adult passports are valid for 10 years from issue date.

You may purchase the card alone or with the passport book.

  • The passport book fee is $110.00. It must be in check or money order made out to S. Department of State.
  • The passport card fee is $30.00. It must be in check or money order made out to S. Department of State.
  • The execution fee is $35.00 in check or cash to Canyon County Recorder, must be separate from the Passport fee.

FEES: CHILDREN – 15 years of age and younger

**Children’s passports are valid for 5 years from issue date.

You may purchase the card alone or with the passport book.
– The passport book fee is $80.00. It must be in check or money order, made out to U.S. Department of State.
– The passport card fee is $15.00. It must be in check or money order, made out to U.S. Department of State.
– The execution fee is $35.00 in check or cash to Canyon County Recorder, must be separate from the Passport fee.

To apply, bring everything listed above to the Canyon County Administration Building (Recorder and Passport Office, Suite 330) on third floor.

Address

111 N 11th Ave SUITE 330 Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone / Fax

P 208-454-7555
F 208-454-6689

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Hours

Weekdays 8am – 4pm
(excluding holidays)