A passport book can be used to travel anywhere by any means. A passport card can only be used to travel in the Western Hemisphere by land or sea.
For a complete list of passport fees, please refer to the chart located here.
Your passport application can be processed at the Passport Division of the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office located in the Lake County Courthouse, at the South Lake Branch Office located in Minneola, or at the North Lake Branch Office located in the Villages.
No. Proper photos may be taken at any of the three Clerk's office locations.
The average processing time is approximately six (6) weeks.
If you apply for your passport today and request Expedited Passport Processing, you can expect to receive your passport book in about two (2) to three (3) weeks. An additional fee is required for expedited passport processing. For a complete list of passport fees, please refer to the chart located here.
The Miami Passport Agency no longer accepts walk-in applicants for service. All customers traveling within 14 calendar days must make an appointment with the Miami Passport Agency by calling their automated telephone system at (877) 487-2778.
Review the Department of State’s renewal guidelines here to determine if you are eligible to renew by mail or if you must appear in person.
All forms are available at any of our three office locations. You may also download forms from the U.S. Department of State website by clicking here.
For new passport applications or renewal applications processed through the Clerk of Court, Form DS-11 is required. If you meet renewal criteria and will be mailing your application directly to the Department of State on your own, Form DS-82 is required. Review the Department of State’s renewal guidelines here to determine if you are eligible to renew by mail or if you must appear in person. Please note the Clerk of Court is not permitted to execute Form DS-82 mail-in renewal forms.
You must submit a Letter of No record obtained from the Health Department's Bureau of Vital Statistics Office in the state of your birth and two forms of secondary birth evidence. Please call or visit our office for further details.
You may obtain a certified copy of your birth record by contacting the Health Department's Bureau of Vital Statistics Office in the state of your birth, or you may order them online at http://www.vitalchek.com or call (800)255-2414.
The original naturalization certificate must accompany the application for a passport. It will be returned by the passport agency.
You must appear in person for all new passport applications. For passport renewals, review the Department of State’s guidelines here to determine if you are eligible to renew by mail or if you must appear in person.
Yes, the child must be present with both parents. If one parent is unable to attend, the passport agency will accept a notarized, written consent from that parent. The DS-3053 Statement of Consent form is available at any of our three office locations or on the Department of State web site at http://travel.state.gov.
All persons traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport book. On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government will implement the full requirements of the land and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The proposed rules require most U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports from Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the countries of the Caribbean to have a passport book or passport card.
Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain passports.
You must complete a new passport application [form DS-11] with new pictures, birth certificate, and a statement regarding the lost or stolen passport [form DS-64]. The forms are available in this office or on the Department of State web site at http://travel.state.gov.
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