General Passport Information

A passport Book allows to you to travel to many more locations via many more modes of transportation than the passport card alone. It is possible for you to apply for or have both the passport card and the passport book, although not necessary.

The passport Card facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards.

Years a Passport is Valid

A Passport is valid for 10 years for persons 16 years of age and older and valid for 5 years for minors under 16 years of age.


Children under 16 years of age must have both parents or legal guardians with them when applying for a Passport. 16 to 17 year olds must have one parent with them when applying.

Regulations & International Travel

Please visit Travel.State.Gov for up-to-date information regarding U.S. Passport regulations and international travel.

Renewal Fees for Passport Book or Card

Renewal of Adult passports may be completed by you without coming into our office. Please visit the Passport Agency website for more information.

  • Payable to the U.S. Department of State - (Check or Money Order Only)

Passport Book Adult (Age 16 & Older)

Delivery TimeFee
Routine Service $130
Expedited Service $209.53

Passport Card Adult (Age 16 & Older)

Delivery TimeFee
Routine Service $30
Expedited Service (One/Two Day Delivery Return Mail Not Available)$90

Passport Book or card minor under age 16 are not eligible for renewals. Parents and child must apply in person at the County Clerk's office. See "Passport Application".

Passport Processing Time After Submission Through the Clerk's Office

A passport will not be issued immediately at the Clerk's office. The completed application will be sent from the Clerk's Office to the Passport Services in the U.S. Department of State.

For the most up-to-date processing times or to request status updates, please refer to Travel.State.Gov.

If you have a verified life or death emergency and need a passport, please visit the Passport Agency website.

Benefits of Applying in the Fall

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of adventure. Prepare for your next trip by applying for your passport now.

Lower demand in the fall and winter = faster processing times.


Additional Information

If you have a specific question about what to bring with you to apply for your passport, please call 402-593-5957.

To check on the status of a previously submitted passport application, you may contact the U.S. Department of State at 877-487-2778 or please contact the National Passport Information Center.

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