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US Passports

US Passports

The Circuit Clerk's Office became a certified Passport Acceptant Agency in April 2015. Citizens may fill their applications out on-line and bring to the Circuit Clerk's Office or obtain the applications in the office.  See below for application requirements and fees or you may call (501) 303-5607.

A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries.
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U.S. passport applications are accepted at the Recorder's Office, a designated acceptance facility.

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Step 1: DETERMINE the kind of passport you need.

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Step 2: GATHER the required documents and payment fees.

Step 3: APPLY at the Recorder's Office.

Check the status of your passport application online.

Passports issued to those 16 years and older are valid for (10) Ten years. Passports for children under 16 years are valid for (5) five years and are not renewable.

Passport Application Requirements:

  1. One (1) 2” by 2” Passport Photo.
  2. U.S. Birth Certificate (original or certified copy) or naturalization papers.
  3. Passport Application completed in black ink or typewritten.
  4. Driver’s license or a state-issued ID card.
  5. For children ages birth to 15 years:
    • Both parents must sign the application in front of the accepting agent.
    • Child(ren) must be present at time of application.
  6. For children ages 16 and 17:
    • One parent must sign the application in front of the accepting agent.
    • Child(ren) must sign the application in front of the accepting agent.

Application Fee (made payable to the U.S. Department of State)

  • Book, Adult (age 16 and over) $110.00
  • Book, Children (age 15 and under) $80.00
  • Card, Adult (age 16 and over) $30.00
  • Card, Children (age 15 and under) $15.00

Passport Fee (Payable to Saline County Circuit Clerk’s Office) $25.00

Recommended use of Overnight Return Delivery Service (USPS Express Mail)

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. No fee for cards.

Expedite Fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State) $60.00

PLUS: Expedite shipping fee (payable to the Circuit Clerk) $23.75

Expedite return shipping fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State) $14.85