Passports

January 5, 2022 Update by the U.S. Department of State:

The optional fee for 1-2 Day Delivery Return Service is going up starting Monday, January 10, 2022.  It will increase from $17.56 to $18.32.

December 20, 2021 Update by the U.S. Department of State:

On December 27, we will increase our fees for a passport book by $20 for all customers. Avoid processing delays and submit the correct amount by checking this webpage on the day you apply or renew.

Passport agents reserve the right to stop accepting applications prior to those times.

We cannot guarantee processing of passports at any given time. Please call the day you plan to come in to see if we are open for processing.

Pens will NOT be provided to fill out applications.

Ages 16+

Ages 18+: Applicant must be present, Ages 16-17: Applicant must bring one parent

Please bring the following:

  1. Form DS-11: Application for A U.S. Passport
    • Please print legibly using black ink only
    • The application needs to be filled out completely, including the applicant’s Social Security Number
  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • One of the following; Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, previous U.S. Passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship along with a photo copy
  3. Proof of Identity
    • You must present your primary identification and submit a photocopy of the front and back side with your passport application
    • Ages 16-17: One parent/guardian must be present with valid ID
  4. Recent Color Photograph
    • Photograph must meet passport requirements- full front view of the face and 2×2 inches in size, on a white background
    • Photo services offered for $12 per applicant
  5. Payment 1
    Payment to the U.S. Department of State must be made by check or money order – NO CASH, one check per person
    • Passport Book: $130 
    • Passport Card: $30
    • (Optional) Expedite Fee: $60
    • (Optional) Express Overnight Return: $17.56 (Update: The optional fee for 1-2 Day Delivery Return Service is going up starting Monday, January 10, 2022.  It will increase from $17.56 to $18.32.)
  6. Payment 2
    Payment to the Placentia Library District must be made by credit card, check or money order – NO CASH
    • Application Fee: $35
    • (Optional) Photo: $12
    • (Optional) Copies: $0.15
    • (Optional) Express Overnight: $23.50 (Cutoff: 2 p.m. on Monday - Friday, noon on Saturday)

Ages 15 & Under

Applicant and both parents/guardians must be present, or submit notarized consent form with applying parent and child

  1. Form DS-11: Application for A U.S. Passport
    • Please print legibly using black ink only
    • The application needs to be filled out completely, including the applicant’s Social Security Number
  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • One of the following: Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, previous U.S. Passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship) along with a photocopy . Please note: Birth Certificates that read Abstract of Birth are not accepted when applying for a US Passport
  3. Both Parents' Identification
    • Both parental/guardian identification (Must present original identification and submit a photocopy of the front and back with child’s application)
    • Valid Driver's License or Passport
  4. Proof of Parental Relationship
    • ​​Certified copy of the birth certificate or certified court order of guardianship
  5. Recent Color Photograph
    • Photograph must meet passport requirements- full front view of the face and 2×2 inches in size, on a white background
    • Photo services offered for $12 per applicant
  6. Payment 1
    Payment to the U.S. Department of State must be made by check or money order – NO CASH, one check per person
    • Passport Book: $100 
    • Passport Card: $15
    • (Optional) Expedite Fee: $60
    • (Optional) Express Overnight Return: $17.56 (Update: The optional fee for 1-2 Day Delivery Return Service is going up starting Monday, January 10, 2022.  It will increase from $17.56 to $18.32.)
  7. Payment 2
    Payment to the Placentia Library District must be made by check, money order or credit card – NO CASH
    • Application Fee: $35
    • (Optional) Photo: $12
    • (Optional) Copies: $0.15
    • (Optional) Express Overnight: $23.50 (Cutoff: 2 p.m. on Monday - Friday, noon on Saturday)

Renewal

If your most recent passport book and/or passport card was issued less than 15 years ago and you were over 16 years old at the time of issuance, you may be eligible to use form DS-82: Renewal by mail and SAVE $35!!!! The DS-82 application CANNOT be accepted at a U.S Passport Acceptance Agency. If you wish to use the DS-82, Renewal by Mail, we highly recommend using a trackable shipping method.

Minors are not eligible to renew by mail and must reapply in person following these steps above.


Processing Time

  • Routine: 8-11 weeks
  • Expedited: 5-7 weeks
  • Life-or-death emergency in next 72 hours only, must make an appointment with the Los Angeles Passport Agency at 1-877-487-2778 (24 hour appointment scheduling system.) Proof of travel is required. Use the U.S, Department of State’s new Online Appointment System to schedule an appointment for your emergency passport! 

For more information, or to download passport forms please visit travel.state.gov