The St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will hold a special Passport Saturday event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 1 at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. The extended business hours make applying for a passport more convenient for those seeking to travel this upcoming season.
“We recognize the challenges of working adults and parents to coordinate schedules for a passport and hope this event makes the process that much more convenient,” said Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Brandon J. Patty. “Holding a special Saturday event is an additional offering from us to provide world-class customer service to residents.”
The Clerk’s Office’s recording department will be open on April 1 to accept and review applications for first-time passports or new passports for those whose previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago, minors under age 16, or anyone whose passport was lost, stolen or damaged.
Other passports must be renewed by mail using Form DS-82, which is available at stjohnsclerk.com/passports.
Anyone, including infants, traveling internationally must have a passport book, and every applicant for a new passport must appear in person, regardless of age.
Adults must bring a valid driver’s license or state identification card. If your identification was issued within the last six months, a second form of identification is required. You must also bring an original or certified copy of your birth certificate or consular birth abroad certificate with the name of both parents listed and, if applicable, a previously issued, non-damaged passport or passport card or naturalization certificate.
Children 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians. For 16- or 17-year-olds, one parent or guardian needs to be present.
Two separate forms of payment are needed for each application. A personal check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State for the passport fees, and a separate form of payment for the $35 execution fee for the St. Johns County Clerk of Court. The Clerk’s office accepts cash, money order, check and credit cards for their fees.
Passport photos will be available to the public for $10.65. You may use your own photo if it meets U.S. Department of State’s guidelines.
According to the U.S. Department of State, the current processing times for routine is between eight and 11 weeks and expedited service is between five and seven weeks.
For more information and details on what is required, go to https://travel.state.gov or call the Clerk’s Office Recording Department at 904-819-3632.
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