NOTE: If you have an emergency and need a passport right away, you must call the U.S. Department of State at 1-877-487-2778 and discuss your emergency with the passport duty officer. If your situation qualifies as an emergency, you will be provided further instruction. If you do not qualify for an emergency, please apply at an acceptance facility, such as the City of Nampa’s Clerk’s office.
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How to Apply for a U.S. Passport
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You Must Apply in Person If:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport
- You are under age 16
- Your previous passport was issued when you were under the age of 16
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged
- Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
What You Will Need:
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|Evidence of Identity||Fees|
When applying for a U.S. Passport, you will need to have a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state. A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office. We are not able to accept hospital certificates or birth abstracts. If you are a naturalized citizen, you will need your naturalization certificate. 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.
Your passport photo is a vital part of your application. Your photo needs to be in color and taken within the past 6 months. You will need a 2"x2" with a full-face, front view (head should measure between 1 1/8" and 1 1/3") with a plain white or off-white background. We recommend you use a professional passport photo service. We are not able to take pictures at our facility.
EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY:
When applying for a U.S. passport, acceptable identification must be presented at the time of application. The form of I.D. used must be valid and bear a picture of the holder. A current driver's license is the best form of I.D. Parents I.D. is used for minors. Minors between the age of 16-17 who have their own I.D. but are applying without a parent present must submit written consent from a parent to obtain a passport.
Adult Passport Book fee is $110.00. It must be in check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State. The passport card fee is $30.00. You may purchase the card alone or with the passport book. It must be in check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State. The execution fee is $35.00 in check or money order made out to the City of Nampa (this is separate from the passport fee). Adult passports are valid for 10 years from issue date.
The passport book fee for a minor under 16 years of age is $80.00. It must be in check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State. The passport card fee is $15.00. You may purchase the card alone or with the passport book. It must be in check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State. The execution fee is $35.00 in check or money order made out to the City of Nampa (this is separate from the passport fee). Children’s passports are valid for 5 years from issue date.
The time to process a passport is currently 10 - 12 weeks. Those wishing to receive their passports sooner may request expedited service, this service is an additional $60.00 for each applicant. Payment must be in check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State. The expedite fee does not shorten the mailing time. If you want to expedite mailing time, you will need to pay additional fees.
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.
We are not a passport issuing agency, only an acceptance agency.