Application Requirements

Passport Application Requirements
Evidence of Citizenship: One of the following 3 documents must be submitted with the Application and will be returned with the new passport.

  1. Birth Certificate: A certified copy of Birth Certificate issued by the county or state. It must show the birth record was filed within one year after the date of birth and must have the registrar’s signature and the raised, impressed, embossed or multi-colored seal of the Registrar's office. A notarized copy or a hospital birth certificate is not acceptable. Click here for info on obtaining your Birth Certificate in our office.
  2. Naturalization Certificate: A person who claims US citizenship by naturalization must submit the original Certificate of Naturalization with the application.
  3. Expired Passport: This is acceptable. However, if the child is 15 years or younger when the passport was issued, they must submit a certified copy of the birth certificate along with the expired passport.

Two (2) Identical Passport Photos: (2"x2") Front view of applicant, taken within the last six months. The photos must be in color (black and white no longer allowed). The background must be white or off-white. Click Here for more Passport Photo Information.

Personal Identification: A valid driver's license (not driver's permit), or a photo from school, bank or employment. Expired ID is not accepted. Anyone under 18 must have a parent along with the parent's ID for parental consent and signature. Both parents’ signatures are required for children under the age of 16.

Payment: Each passport should be paid by two (2) checks or money orders as indicated, one made out to “Calhoun County” and the other to “U.S. Department of State”.

Completed Application: Application form will be provided on site. Please do not sign until requested to do so. Signature must be witnessed by the Clerk processing the form.

Minors: Each minor child applying for a passport shall appear in person.