New Application / Replacement

No cash or credit cards accepted for passport services.

Go to the US Department of State website to print and/or complete a passport application form.

To facilitate the application process, please be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes per person in our office, and have the following items with you:

Passport Book
For a new application, or replacement of a lost or stolen Passport Book:
  • Certified proof of US citizenship to be sent in with the application
  • Proof of identity
  • One recent color photograph
  • 2 checks, or money orders for the required fees:
    • 1 for $110 (or $80 for children under 16) payable to “Department of State”
    • 1 for $25 payable to “Whatcom County Treasurer”
    • Total cost of $135 (or $105 for children under 16)
All applicants must appear in person.

If the applicant is a child under the age of 16: both parents, or the child’s legal guardian(s) must appear with the child and present:
  • Evidence of the child’s US citizenship
  • Evidence of the child’s relationship to parent(s)/guardian(s), AND
  • Parent(s)/guardian(s) identification
  • Any prior Passport Book or Card must be turned in (CFR 22.51.66)
Passport Card
Passport Cards are only valid for land and sea crossings between the US and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The application form, requirements, and procedure will be the same as applying for a Passport Book (see above). Two checks, or money orders are required for the fees, as follows:
  • Age 16 and over:
    • 1 for $30 payable to "Department of State"
    • 1 for $25 payable to "Whatcom County Treasurer"
    • Total cost of $55
  • Under age 16:
    • 1 for $15 payable to "Department of State"
    • 1 for $25 payable to "Whatcom County Treasurer"
    • Total cost of $40