Passport Services

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About our passport services

Our customer service centers accept only DS-11 applications for first-time applicants, minor renewals and certain qualifying adult renewals (DS-11 form only). The standard adult renewal (DS-82 form) is mail-in only.

Please expect to wait 15-20 minutes past your appointment time to meet with a representative. 

You can also apply for a U.S. passport card, which is valid for land and sea crossings between the United States and Canada, Mexico and the Carribean. The card is not valid for travel by air.

Passport hours vary by location. See the individual customer service center location pages for details. The Downtown Customer Service Center and the Mobile Customer Service Center do not accept passport applications.

What to submit with your completed application

Make sure you have the following items when visiting a customer service center to apply for a passport:

  • State-certified birth certificate, a previous U.S. passport or an original certificate of naturalization.
    These will be returned to you, in a separate envelope, around the same time you receive your new passport. Children under 16 must always submit an original birth certificate, even when renewing and submitting a previous passport. Hospital certificates, photocopies and keepsake certificates are not accepted.
  • One current, color passport photo.
    Passport photos are 2 inches by 2 inches, with a white background.
  • A primary photo ID. (See list of qualifying identification documents on the website.)
  • We will collect two separate payments with each application.
    One payment will be to the U.S. Department of State. The other payment is an acceptance fee for the City of Seattle.


Passport Type Passport Fee
Payable to: U.S. Dept. of State
(check/money order only)
Acceptance Fee
Payable to: City of Seattle
(cash or separate check/money order)

Passport book
Age 16 and over, valid 10 years

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$130 (standard shipping)
$190 (expedited shipping)
Add $19.53 for optional express mail delivery.

Passport book
Age 15 and under, valid 5 years

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$100 (standard shipping)
$160 (expedited shipping)
Passport card
Age 16 and over, valid 10 years
$30 (card only)
$160 (card and book together)
Passport card
Age 15 and under, valid 5 years
15 (card only)
$115 (card and book together)

Other important information

  • Customers who have a life-or-death emergency or urgent travel within three business days, should get more information at
  • If you apply for the passport book and passport card at the same time, you pay one acceptance fee only.
  • For passports, we cannot accept credit or debit cards as a form of payment. You must be able to pay with check or money order.
  • All applicants, even minors, must appear in person.
  • For children under the age of 16, both parents must be present or have a notarized consent form from the absent parent, as well as a front and back copy of the parent's driver's license.
  • If you need your passport within 14 days, call the U.S. Passports agency for an appointment:
    Phone: 1 (877) 487-2778
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-midnight eastern time
  • Additional information and forms are available on the U.S. Department of State's website at