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
IF APPLICANT IS 16 - 17 YEARS OF AGE, ONE PARENT MUST APPEAR
WITH THE APPLICANT. ALL APPLICANTS REGARDLESS OF AGE, MUST
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
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
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
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.
I find other links or download forms?
Department of State General Passport Information
York City Passport Agency
Ct. Passport Agency
County, NY - Town and Village Clerk Offices
Order Birth Certificates