Passports

As of April 1st, 2016 the City of Fife will no longer be a Passport Acceptance Agency. Please visit the following website to obtain additional information on how to obtain a Passport: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html
If you are looking for an acceptance agency near you, feel free to use the following link: https://iafdb.travel.state.gov/
After April 1st, all Passport questions should be directed to your local acceptance agency, the website (above) OR to 1-877-487-2778.

All applicants regardless of age must appear in person when applying for a passport. If a child is under the age of 16, both parents are required to be present and sign the application. If a child is 16 but not yet 18, only one parent is required to be present.

1. Passport Application

Please fill out but DO NOT SIGN a passport application and bring it with you to your appointment.

If you are renewing your passport, please check our Passport Renewals section – you may have to fill out a different form and submit it by mail.

Download Passport Application (DS-11) for new passports.

2. Proof of Citizenship

You need only ONE of the following document to prove your citizenship:

  • Original or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate issued by State, County or City, OR
  • Previous passport (check renewals section to see if you can renew in the City of Fife), OR
  • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Photo copies are not acceptable

3. Photo Identification

ACCEPTABLE forms of identification – please bring one of these:

  • Driver’s license
    • no temporary or learner’s permits accepted
  • Government employee identification card
  • Official military identification card
  • FAA aircraft pilot’s license

UNACCEPTABLE forms of identification – please DO NOT bring any of these:

  • Social security card
  • Medicare card
  • Credit card
  • Voter registration card
  • Club membership card

4. Passport Photos

  • One current 2 inch by 2 inch photo, taken within the last 6 months
  • The photo must have a clear front view of your face with no hats or glasses
  • You must appear against a white background

5. Passport Fees – Varies

You can choose to get a passport book or a passport card. A passport card is the size of a credit card and is only valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossing or sea ports-of-entry.

Only the passport book is valid for international travel by air.

Passport Fees
AgePassport BookPassport Card
Adult – 16 or over$110.00$30.00
Child – Under 16$80.00$15.00

Per the Bureau of Consular Affairs, processing time for routine applications is 6 weeks. For an additional fee, the processing time can be expedited to 3 weeks.

Expedited Processing (optional)
+ $60.00

These passport fees must be paid to the federal government. They can be paid in either of these ways:

  • check maybe payable to "The Department of State"
  • money order made payable to "The Department of State"

Cash or credit card are not accepted for this fee.

  • cash
  • credit or debit card
  • check
  • money order may payable to "City of Fife"

Passport Renewals

If you can answer "yes" to all of these questions, you can renew your passport by mail.

  • Can you submit your most recent passport?
  • Was your previous passport issued on or after your 16th birthday?
  • Was your previous passport issued within the past 15 years?
  • If you have had a name change, can you submit a certified copy of the document (not the original) from the entity that authorized you change of name?

To renew your passport by mail, please submit a Passport Renewal Form (DS-82).

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