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PASSPORTS & VISAS

Start the Passport Process Early

Due to seasonal changes in the volume of applications, it may take more than 8 weeks to get your passport back.

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Quick Review Video for Passports and Visas

Passport & Visa Tips

Applying for a New Passport

Passport Application Form

  • Proof of citizenship (a certified birth certificate with a raised seal or a previous passport).
  • Proof of identity (previous passport, driver's license or government ID).
  • Two identical 2" x 2" passport photos taken within six months.  Learn more about passport photos on the Passport Agency website. 
  • $150 fee (see passport form for payment options) for a non-expedited passport.
  • Pay shipping and handling to mail documentation.
  • When do you need your passport? Review the Passport Agency site. 
  • Expediting your passport is an additional fee, pay close attention to travel dates and the length of the process for a passport.  This can be a lenghty process.
  • Sign-up to check for the status of your Passport Application
  • For questions or concerns, follow the procedures on the State Government website or call the department. 
  • NEW IMPORTANT information regarding passports!  To learn more, take a look at the new rules coming soon at Clark.com!   
  • U.S. Department of State Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Passports. 

Renewing Your Passport

If you already have a passport and that passport is your most recent one, it was issued within the past 15 years, and you were over age 16 when it was issued, you may renew your passport by mail.

Passport Application Form

  • Fill it out, sign, date it, and attach
    • Your most recent passport.
    • Two identical 2" x 2" passport photos taken within six months. Learn more about passport photos on the Passport Agency website. 
    • $150 fee (see passport form for payment options) for a non-expedited passport.
    • If your name changed since your previous passport was issued, enclose a certified copy of the court order, adoption decree, marriage certificate or divorce decree specifying another name for you to use. (Photocopies are not acceptable.) If you name has changed by other means, you must apply in person.
    • If you need your passport in a hurry, you can get an expedited passport. To do this you must either be leaving in less than 14 days or in two to three weeks and you require foreign visas. This will cost you an extra $60 plus overnight delivery costs each way, and you must show proof of your upcoming departure, such as plane tickets. For more information, visit the U.S. Government Passport site.
    • When do you need your passport? Review the Passport Agency site. 
    • Sign-up to check for the status of your Passport Application
    • For questions or concerns, follow the procedures on the State Government website or call the department.
    • NEW IMPORTANT information regarding passports!  To learn more, take a look at the new rules coming soon at Clark.com!   
    • U.S. Department of State Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Passports. 

Visas

A visa is a sticker, stamp or piece of paper attached to your passport that allows you to travel to a country for a certain period of time for specific purposes (e.g., tourism, business, studies). For most countries you will need a visa if you will be staying over 90 days. However, you should confirm this with your program director or the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting. In some cases, your program director will take care of visa arrangements. If this is not the case, you will need to do this yourself through the embassy or consulate nearest you.

Visa Processes