What is the difference between a passport book and a passport card?
The passport book is used for all forms of international travel. The passport card is good for land travel border crossings only, for example to Canada or Mexico in the lower 48 states and for traveling via a cruise to and from a US port, though we recommend having a passport book for this form of travel.
How much does a passport cost?
Visit Travel.State.Gov for their fee calculator for the most current passport fees.
Please note, there are many variables when determining what the fees for a passport will be.
***Important *** Our office requires 2 separate payments.
- A check or money order to be mailed along with your application for the passport.
- A second payment for the application processing fee and photo
I want to get a passport for my child, but the child's other parent is unavailable, what can I do?
The absent parent will need to complete form DS-3053, Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16. This form is required to be notarized and signed by the absent parent. Bring this form with all other required documentation when applying for a passport.
For situations where the other parent is deceased, please bring a certified copy of the death certificate.
Does my child need to be present when I apply for their passport?
Yes, all parties are required to be present when applying for a passport.
My parents are deceased, do you really need their information on the application?
Yes, we advise you to fill all the fields on the application completely.