Apply for a US Passport at the Clerk's Office at the New Courthouse in Inverness. The Clerk's Office receives and processes passport applications Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm.
Miami Passport Agency temporarily closed.
The closure does not impact passport applications processed through the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's office.
Customers who have international travel plans between 8 to 20 days and would normally apply for their passport at the Miami Passport Agency should contact the National Passport Information Center at
1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD) for assistance.
Persons applying for a US Passport are required to complete the Passport Application Form DS-11 12-2010 if any of the following are true:
- You have never had a U.S. passport
- You are under age 16
- Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago
- Your most recent passport was lost or stolen
Applicants are required to have the following documentation:
Proof of Citizenship (Provide one of the following):
- Previous U.S. Passport
- Certified copy AND a clear photocopy of your birth certificate* (must have the names of both parents on it)
- Certificate of Naturalization AND a clear photocopy of your Certificate of Naturalization
Proof of Identity (Provide one of the following):
- Previous U.S. passport
- Valid driver license (A temporary license does not meet this requirement.)
- State identification card (Photographic likeness should be recent.)
- Certificate of Naturalization
If you cannot prove your identity as outlined above, you must bring:
- An identifying witness (a relative or someone who has a valid driver license) who has known you for at least two years.
- This witness will be required to sign an "Affidavit of Identifying Witness" form.
The Clerk's Office provides photography services at a cost for your passport photos.
* Note about Birth Certificates:
A certified birth certificate is only acceptable as evidence of U.S. citizenship if it shows all of the following:
- File Date: the date the certificate was filed in the registrar's office (within one year)
- Name: the full (including given) name of the applicant
- DPOB: the applicant's date and place of birth
- Signature: the signature of the registrar or custodian of birth records
- Seal: raised, embossed, or multi-colored authorized seal of the issuing registrar's office
- Parents: the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer are required for all applicants
|Passport Book - Age 16 and older:
$110.00 check or money order to U.S. Department of State and $25.00 check or cash payable to Clerk of Court
|Passport Card - Age 16 and older:
$30.00 check or money order to U.S. Department of State and $25.00 check or cash to Clerk of Court
|Passport Book - Age 15 and under:
$80.00 check or money order to U.S. Department of State and $25.00 check or cash payable to Clerk of Court
|Passport Card - Age 15 and under:
$15.00 check or money order to U.S. Department of State and $25.00 check or cash to Clerk of Court
|Passport Renewal Fee- Book ($110.00) Card ($30.00)
|Expedite Service, additional $60.00 per person
Plus postage for two-way overnight delivery
* not available for passport cards
|One 2" by 2" colored photo is required for passport or visa applications- available at the Inverness Office
|Copy of Driver's License for Passport
||$1.00 plus tax|
|Copy of Proof of Citizenship
||$1.00 per page, plus tax|
All Passport renewals require the completion of Form DS-82. You may renew your passport by mail if:
- You hold a passport and it is not more than 5 years past the date of expiration and not more than 15 years since being issued.
- You were at least 16 years of age when it was issued.
- Complete, sign and mail Form DS-82.
- Include your most recent passport with a new passport photo.
- If the name you are using differs from the name on your most recent passport, you must
- Submit a certified copy of the marriage certificate or
- Certified copy of Court order showing the change.
- If your passport is mutilated or damaged, you must
- Use the DS-11 12-2010 application form and
- Apply in person at one of the acceptance agencies with a certified copy of your birth certificate* (must have the names of both parents on it).
If your most recent passport was issued less than one year ago, use DS-5504 form for the following:
- Change of name
- Correction of descriptive date
- Extend the validity of a Limited Passport
- Complete, sign and date the Reapplication Form DS-5504.
- Mail your application to one of the addresses listed on the back of the DS-5504 form.
- There is no fee if your passport was issued less than 1 year ago, unless you request expedited processing.
If your most recent passport was issued more than 1 year ago AND you have the passport, use Form DS-82.
- Complete, sign and mail your application to the address listed on the back of the DS-82 form.
- Include the appropriate payment/fee.
If your most recent passport was issued more than one year ago AND you do not have the passport, use DS-11 12-2010 form.
- Complete the DS-11 12-2010 form
- Bring it to an acceptance agency for processing.
Applications for Minors
Children under age 16 (For new and renewal passports)
Minors must be present when applying.
You must complete the New Applicant DS-11 12-2010 form and include:
- Proof of Citizenship
- Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state (must have the names of both parents on it)
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Proof of Identity
- Previous U.S. passport
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Government issued identification card
Both parents must appear together to sign the application DS-11 12-2010 form, or one parent must be present to sign the application, and the absent parent MUST submit a completed and notarized "Statement of Consent" Form DS-3053 AND a photocopy (front and back) of their ID. The notarized consent form cannot be more than three months old.
For more information on obtaining passports for minors, see this information from the Department of State.
How Long Passports Are Valid
Adults (16 years of age and older) - 10 years
Children (15 years and younger) - 5 years
Passport Processing - Time Requirements
Please consult http://www.travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date processing times.
- Expedited processing: 2-3 weeks
- Regular processing: 4-6 weeks
To check the status of your Passport Application:
- Call 1-877-487-2778 from 6:00a.m. - Midnight EST, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays), or
- Check online at http://www.travel.state.gov
Expedited Service for Traveling Within Four Weeks
- If you are traveling within 14 calendar days, you must make an appointment at the nearest Passport Agency by calling the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.
- If you are traveling within 2-3 weeks, you must request and pay for expedited service plus two-way overnight delivery service.
- If you are traveling within 3-4 weeks, the Department of State strongly recommends that you request and pay for Expedited Service.
Clarification regarding Passport Requirements to and from the Bahamas
For additional information, please visit the Bahamas United States Embassy webpage
- Traveling to the Bahamas by Air
Americans traveling abroad or internationally need a valid United States issued passport. A U.S. passport allows Americans to travel to any world of the world, legally. This includes travels to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and the Bahamas.
United States citizens need to present a valid United States passport to enter and exit the Bahamas, when they are traveling by air. The Bahamian regulations clearly stipulate that passengers traveling by air must present a round trip ticket. Citizens without a round trip ticket could be denied entry into the Bahamas.
- Traveling to the Bahamas by Sea
American citizens traveling to The Bahamas by sea on private watercraft or most commercial vessels must have a valid passport. Those traveling by sea on an officially-designated "closed-loop cruise", meaning that the port of entry is the same port as the port of re-entry upon return to the U.S., may enter using a passport, passport card, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document, however, it is prudent to obtain a passport before travel in case of an unforeseen emergency that requires a cruise passenger to disembark and return by air. (Please verify with your cruise line if your intended cruise is designated a closed-loop cruise.) Travelers arriving via private watercraft are charged docking fees
- The Verification Process
Entry is verified or denied depending on customs. United States citizens traveling by cruise liners can board a cruise ship, if they have a valid United States passport. All passports are checked and verified and stamped by the customs department in the Bahamas