Passport Acceptance Facility


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. - 3:45 p.m. Monday - Friday

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 to U.S. Department of State and Washington County Clerk are required. Please do not bring cash. 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
A 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.

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

When submitted an expired passport or a Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship for an applicant under the age of 18, you must include a CERTIFIED copy of the child's birth certificate, which includes the names of the parents. Please see the application for additional information for obtaining a passport for a child under the age of 18.

Naturalized citizens must present their original Naturalization Certificate.

All 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.

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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