Passport Acceptance Facility


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How to Obtain a Passport

The Washington County Clerk is a designated acceptance facility for obtaining a U.S. Passport. You will not receive your passport from us. Our role is to accept completed passport applications and fees for processing.

WHERE TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT
Washington County Courthouse
County Clerk''s office - Room 2027
432 E. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Appointments are not required.

FEES

PASSPORT BOOK
If 16 years of age or older, the Passport Book processing fee is $110 payable to "U.S. Department of State" and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to "Washington County Clerk."

If 15 or younger, the Passport Book processing fee is $80 payable to "U.S. Department of State," and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to "Washington County Clerk."  

PASSPORT CARD
The Passport Card is a U.S. Passport issued in card format. Like the traditional Passport Book, it reflects the bearer's origin, identity, and nationality and is subject to existing passport laws and regulations. Unlike the Passport Book, the Passport Card is valid only for International travel by land or sea between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. It is not globally interoperable and is not valid for travel by air to or from any foreign destination."

If 16 years of age or older, the Passport Card processing fee is $30 payable to "U.S. Department of State" and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to "Washington County Clerk."

If 15 or younger, the Passport Card processing fee is $15 payable to "U.S. Department of State," and the separate execution fee is $25 payable to "Washington County Clerk." 

If applicant is under the age of 16, both parents or legal guardians must show valid identification, sign and take an oath before a passport acceptance agent.

Separate checks for each application is required by the U.S. Department of State.  The $25 processing fee for each application payable to Washington County Clerk can be cash or check. Please do not bring cash for the Passport Application. Our office cannot accept credit cards, debit cards, or out-of-state checks. By law, the passport processing fees and execution fees are non-refundable.

REQUIREMENTS
All applicants must appear in person. Along with the passport application, you must submit the following:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Proof of Identity
  • One Photograph

Proof of U.S. Citizenship
ONE CERTIFIED copy of a birth certificate issued by the county or State serves as evidence of citizenship. It must have the seal of the issuing office and the filing or registration date, which must be within one year of birth.  Wisconsin birth certificates are available in any Register of Deeds office in the state of Wisconsin.

If you are 18 or older and have an expired passport, you are required to submit the passport rather than a birth certificate.

When renewing a passport for an applicant under the age of 16, you must include ONE CERTIFIED copy of the child's birth certificate, which includes the full names of the parents, as well as the previous passport.   Please see the application for additional information for obtaining a passport for a child under the age of 16.

Naturalized citizens must present their original Naturalization Certificate.

The U.S. Department of State will keep one certified copy of the birth certificate for their records.  The other evidence of citizenship will be returned with your passport.

NOTE: Hospital, baptismal, birth registrations or photocopies of birth certificates are not acceptable.

Proof of Identify
Identification that includes your signature and physical description or photograph such as a valid driver's license or a Federal, State, or Municipal identification card qualifies as proof of identity.

PHOTO SERVICES
Passport photo services are available in the County Clerk's Office.

Fee is $11.

One Photograph
One professional passport photo (2 x 2 inches) is required. Digitized photos will be accepted at the discretion of passport Services. School photos are not acceptable.  EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2016, CUSTOMERS MUST REMOVE THEIR EYE GLASSES WHEN TAKING A PHOTO FOR A U.S. PASSPORT.

Complete all requested information on the application form. If all requirements are not met, the County Clerk's office cannot accept the application for processing.

EXPEDITED SERVICE
For normal processing, Passports should be received in approximately 4 - 6 weeks.

For faster processing, you may request expedited service and pay an additional fee of $60. You should receive your passport in approximately 2 - 3 weeks. The County Clerk's office cannot accommodate overnight deliver.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Do not sign the passport application until you are instructed to do so by the Passport Agent in the County Clerk's office.

Photocopies of the passport application will not be accepted.

Please refer to the application form for more detailed instructions or you may obtain information through the following:

Recorded message through the County Clerk's office
(262) 338-2841
Recorded Passport Information Center (Toll free number)
1-877-487-2778
TTD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

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