We are processing passport applications by appointment only on:
Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment:
Get More Information
Please consult the State Department’s website Travel.State.gov
for other locations, to download passport forms, and additional information.You can also contact the National Passport Information Center at 1 (877) 487-2778 (TDD: 1 (888) 874-7793) or by email at NPIC@state.gov
Passport Processing Times & Fees
Please Note: On July 2, 2021, a national alert of passport operations was established due to COVID-19. Regular passport service - delays are to be expected and application processes can take up to 18 weeks (currently, but this may change at any given moment) from the day an application is submitted to an acceptance facility.
Expedite passport service - (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing (to and from).
For more information, visit the State Department’s website Travel.State.gov.
You can find U.S. Passport fee details, here.
Required Passport Forms & Documents
ALL first-time applicants must appear in person.
What You Need to Bring
- Completed application form – available for pick-up any time during regular business hours.
a. DS-11 application form — Used for first-time applicants or those who are not eligible for renewal by mail.
b. DS-82 renewal application by mail — applicants do not need to appear in-person to renew their passport.
- Certified copy of a birth certificate or previous U.S. Passport.
a. All minors under 16 must have birth certificate with them – even if they’ve had a previous passport.
b. The birth certificate must be issued by the state or county. Hospital copies and photocopies are not acceptable.
- Valid government issued photo identification (driver’s license, military I.D.) Minors are not expected to have I.D. of their own. In this case, a parent or guardian's photo I.D. is accepted in its place.
- Photocopy of photo identification submitted (#3). Photocopy must be on plain 8½" x 11" paper showing the front and back of your identification. Photocopy must contain both images on one side of the paper.
- Two identical passport photographs, sized 2 inches by 2 inches only. Pictures must have been taken within the past 6 months. The background must be white or off-white. For information regarding digital photos, please refer to the State Department website. Smiling is acceptable.
- Payment in the form of checks or money orders.
a. A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State in the amount of $110 for each adult application (16 years of age or older) or a check or money order, made payable to the U.S. Department of State, in the amount of $80 for each minor child (15 years of age or younger).
b. Check, money order, cash or Visa/Master Card, made payable to the City of Lacey, in the amount of $35 per application (effective 4/1/18) for the processing execution fee.
c. Expedited processing is available for an additional $60 per application. The $60 fee will be added to the check or money order made payable to the U.S. Dept of State increasing the total to $170 for applicants 16 yrs of age and older and $140 for applicants 15 yrs of age and under.
Other Types of Passports
- Children Under 16: How to Apply for your Child’s Passport
All children under age 16 must apply for a passport in person with two parents or guardians using Form DS-11. You cannot renew your child's passport. Passports for children under age 16 are only valid for 5 years.
See list of acceptable documents, here.
Watch a video about passports for children under 16.
DS-3053: Statement of Consent - Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
DS-5525: Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances - Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16
- Life-or-death Emergency Appointments and Urgent Travel (non-emergency)
Passport Agencies are open by appointment only. Currently, we have life-or-death emergency appointments and urgent travel (non-emergency) appointments, click here to learn more.
- Informative Information about DS-82: Renew my Passport
You can get information to renew U.S. Passports by mail, here.
Watch a video on how to renew your passport.
Include the fees in the form of a personal check or money order.