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The Rockland County Clerk acts as Acceptance Agent for the Passport Services Division of the U.S. Department of State. Once residents submit their applications, our staff reviews them for completeness and forwards them to the U.S. Passport Agency for processing. Applications and forms are available at our office or can be downloaded on this site. Passport applications are accepted from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information or to download applications, review our Passport FAQ’s or call us at (845) 638-5098.

PLEASE NOTE: Hand-carry passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 4:30 p.m. All other passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 5:30 p.m.

 

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What form do I use?
First time applicants or those who are renewing an old passport which was obtained before the applicant's 16th birthday must use the beige/white form (DS-11). This form must be both completed at and processed by the Office of the County Clerk.

All others who are renewing a passport (must have been obtained after the applicant's 16th birthday and issued less than 15 years ago) must use the lavender/white form (DS-82). This form must be completed and mailed to the Passport Center by the applicant.

Passport Application (new)

Passport Application (renewal)

Statement Regarding Lost
or Stolen Passport

Statement of Consent

Passport Agencies

Vital Statistic Offices — USA

Headgear Statement


What types of passports can I apply for?
You can apply for a passport book, allowing you to travel worldwide by any means, or a passport card, which may only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. You may also apply for both the passport card and passport book. An adult’s passport is valid for 10 years and a minor’s passport is valid for 5 years.

How much does it cost and how do I make out my checks?
The U.S. Department of State passport fees must be paid by a check or money order, made payble to "US DEPARTMENT OF STATE".

FIRST TIME AND MINOR APPLICANTS
(OR ADULTS WHOSE LAST PASSPORT WAS ISSUED WHEN THE APPLICANT WAS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD:

PASSPORT BOOK:
Adults age 16 or older: $110.00
Minors age 15 & under: $80.00

*PASSPORT CARD:
Adults age 16 or older: $30.00
Minors age 15 & under: $15.00

BOTH BOOK AND CARD:
Adults age 16 or older: $140.00
Minors age 15 & under: $95.00


*RENEWAL APPLICANTS:

PASSPORT BOOK:
Adults age 16 or older: $110.00
Minors age 15 & under: $80.00

PASSPORT CARD:
Passport Cards cannot be
renewed at this time

PROCESSING & PICTURE FEES

The processing fee is $25.00 per applicant, and applies only to new passport books and cards for adults and minors. If applicant is applying for both the book & card simultaneously, there will be only one $25 processing fee.
The cost of pictures taken in the County Clerk's Office is $15.00 per applicant, PER EACH BOOK OR CARD.

County Clerk fees are payable by cash or check made payable to ‘Rockland County Clerk'.

*PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO PROCESSING FEES FOR PASSPORT BOOK RENEWALS (must have been obtained after the applicant's 16th birthday and issued less than 15 years ago) OR FOR ADULT PASSPORT CARD APPLICANTS ALREADY HOLDING A VALID PASSPORT BOOK. (THIS DOES NOT REFER TO THE US DEPT. OF STATE FEES)

What must I provide with my DS-11 application?
a. Certified birth certificate with a raised, embossed or multicolored seal, or previous passport, or original Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate. (Minors under 16 must present a certified birth certificate listing the names of both parents and their old passport. Those applicants 16 or 17 years of age must present a copy of their birth certificate listing both parents and their old passport)
b. Official picture identification (ie: Driver's License).
c. One passport picture.
d. The applicant's social security number.
e. A check or money order as described in question 3 below.
If the applicant is 18 or older but does not possess a Driver's License, an identifying witness must appear with the applicant. The identifying witness must have a valid Driver's License or Passport, and the applicant must have an item from 4(a) above and four to five (4-5) other I.D.'s ie: School I.D., medical or Social Security Card.

IF THE APPLICANT IS UNDER THE AGE OF 16, A CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE (WITH A RAISED SEAL) MUST BE SUBMITTED. BOTH PARENTS MUST PRESENT VALID ID AND APPEAR WITH APPLICANT, PRESENT AND BE LISTED ON THE CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE, PRESENT THE CHILD’S OLD PASSPORT, AND SIGN AND TAKE THE OATH BEFORE ACCEPTANCE AGENT. IF ONE OF THE PARENTS IS UNABLE TO APPEAR, THE APPEARING PARENT MUST PRESENT: EVIDENCE THAT HE/SHE HAS SOLE LEGAL CUSTODY OF CHILD (CERTIFIED COURT ORDER OR DEATH CERTIFICATE), OR, WRITTEN NOTARIZED CONSENT OF NON-APPEARING PARENT FOR ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT ALONG WITH A COPY OF THE FRONT AND BACK SIDES OF THAT NON-APPEARING PARENT'S VALID ID (those presenting out of state driver's licenses must present an additional I.D.), OR, A WRITTEN NOTARIZED STATEMENT EXPLAINING WHY NON-APPLYING PARENT'S CONSENT CANNOT BE OBTAINED.

IF APPLICANT IS 16 - 17 YEARS OF AGE, ONE PARENT MUST APPEAR WITH THE APPLICANT. ALL APPLICANTS REGARDLESS OF AGE, MUST APPEAR.

When will I receive my passport?
Your passport will be processed at one of the nationwide passport centers and forwarded to you by one of these centers within approximately 6 - 8 weeks. Processing times vary according to the time of the year.

What if I need it sooner than 6 - 8 weeks?
If you will be traveling in 3 - 6 weeks, we suggest that you consider sending your passport via U.S. Express Mail and submitting an additional fee of $14.85 for Express Mail return and/or utilizing the Expedite Service ($60.00 extra charge per applicant). If you are traveling in less than 21 days, we suggest you use both the Expedite Service and overnight mail both ways. You will receive your passport in approximately 2 weeks.
However, if you go directly to the Norwalk or NYC Passport Offices, you may get your passport on the day you apply. You must call 1-877-487-2778 to get an appointment at these offices

What if I want to check the status of my passport?
Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or log on to www.travel.state.gov

Where can I get my pictures taken?
Pictures can be taken in the Rockland County Clerk's Office, or at locations offering "official passport pictures". Passport pictures must comply with strict U.S. Passport Services requirements.

Will documents submitted with my application (ie: old passport or birth certificate) be returned to me?
With the exception of affidavits done specifically for application purposes, these documents will be returned to you. You will normally receive these documents approximately 1 week after you receive your new passport.

How can I amend or add more pages to my current passport?
To amend your passport (THAT IS LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD), fill out the DS-5504(Passport Reapplication Form) If passport is over 1 year old, applicant must submit DS-82 and pay normal fees. Customers needing to add extra VISA pages to their passport must submit form DS-4085 (Application for Additional Visa Pages) The fee for this service is $82.00.

How do I get my birth certificate?
Birth certificates can be obtained at the Village Clerk in the location where the birth took place. For births in New York State, but outside of New York City, they can also be obtained by calling (518) 474-3077. For births in NYC call (212) 788-4520.

Who should I call if I need more information?
Call the Rockland County Clerk's Office at (845)638-5098, at The Rockland County Courthouse, 1 South Main Street, Suite 100, New City, N.Y. 10956. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Hand-carry passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 4:30 p.m. All other passport applications must be completely filled out and presented to County Clerk staff no later than 5:30 p.m.

Where can I find other links or download forms?
U.S. Department of State — General Passport Information
National Passport Information Center
New York City Passport Agency
Norwalk, Ct. Passport Agency
Rockland County, NY - Town and Village Clerk Offices
Order Birth Certificates Online