Passports

The City of Meridian Clerks office passport application acceptance facility. We accept applications for new passports on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. We process the first portion of your application and then mail it to the U.S. Department of State who will review and finish processing your passport. We accept passport applications by appointment only, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Regular applications are currently being processed within 4-6 weeks of receipt. Expedited applications are being processed within 2-3 weeks of receipt. Detailed information about the application process can be found at www.travel.state.gov .  Please contact us at 489-0387 to schedule an appointment.   

How to apply for a U.S. Passport

      

 Helpful Links:  

 

 Can I apply by mail?  

          How do I get a copy of my certified birth certificate?  

 
 Renewing my passport  

          I need a passport in a hurry  

 
Forms  

          Processing Times  

 
 Application Status  

          FAQs

 

   You Must Apply in Person If:  

 

  • You are applying for your  first U.S. passport
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  • You are under age 16   
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  • Your previous passport was issued when you were under the age of 16 
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  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged
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  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change  
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  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued  more than 15 years ago  

 

 What You Will Need:  

  

 Evidence of U.S. citizenship  

                          Passport photo     

 
 Evidence of Identity  

                          The correct fees    

 

 

 

 U.S. CITIZENSHIP:   

     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. 

   

 PASSPORT PHOTOS:    

     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 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.      

   

  FEES

    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 $25.00 in check or money order made out to the City of Meridian. (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 $25.00 in check or money order made out to the City of Meridian  (This is separate from the passport fee).  Children’s passports are valid for 5 years from issue date.