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Passport photo tip

For best result, wear a dark color shirt. Do not wear a white shirt.


Passports

You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport

  • You are under age 16

  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16

  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged

  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change

If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to renew with U.S. Department of State by mail. RENEWALS ARE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE AGENCY BY THE APPLICANT. They are not processed in any facility. The address can be found on the first page of the application.

 

Office of the Clerk of Superior Court
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100
Passportinfo@gwinnettcounty.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30 am-4:00 pm
No Appointment needed

 

Application Forms

Go to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html to complete and print your passport application. Black ink only.

  • Do not sign the application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.

  • You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one. If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, "I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration."

  • You can apply for a passport book, a passport card, or both documents using Form DS-11.

  • You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the 'large book' box at the top of the DS-11.

 

Acceptance Facility Fee

  • Payment type: cash or money order ONLY (Payable to Clerk of Superior Court). No credit/debit card payments accepted.

  • Passport Application Execution Fee: $35.00 per Application. The passport execution fee is non-refundable. It is collected and retained by law even if a passport is not issued.

  • Passport Photo Fee: $10.00 per Application if taken in our office. The photo purchase fee is non-refundable. Passport photo must be 2"x2" with solid white background. For best results, wear a dark color shirt. Do not wear a white shirt.

  • Please note: The application fee (the tab below) and the acceptance facility fee above are paid separately.

 

Application Fee

  • Payment type: personal check or money order ONLY. No credit/debit card or cash payments accepted.

  • Passport Book: International travel by air, sea, or land.

  • Passport Card: Entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from: Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, Bermuda. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.

Routine Service (8-11 weeks)

  Adult Minor
(under 16)
Passport Book $130.00 $100.00
Passport Card $30.00 $15.00
Passport Book & Card $160.00 $115.00

 

Expedited Service (5-7 weeks. Add $60.00)

  Adult Minor
(under 16)
Passport Book $190.00 $160.00
Passport Book & Card $220.00 $175.00

 

With 1-2 Day Return Delivery Service (Add $18.32 per application):

  Adult Minor
(under 16)
Passport Book (expedited) $208.32 $178.32
Passport Book & Card (expedited) $238.32 $193.32

 

How to fill out your check:

 

Note: If you need a passport faster than time listed above, contact the Main Atlanta Passport Agency at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY 1-888-874-7793 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Mondays through Fridays. The appointment line for Urgent Travel Service is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

 

You will need to bring

  • Completed Passport Application Form DS-11

  • State issued I.D.: Out of state must provide secondary I.D. as well, such as work, school, or military. Names must match. In case of name change, provide certified copy of proof.

  • Proof of U. S. Citizenship: Original U.S. Birth Certificate with raised seal, Original Naturalization Certificate, U.S. passport (may be expired), etc.

  • Minor: Minor (under 16) must be present when applying for their passport. Both named parents on Birth Certificate must be present for Minor or Consent Form DS-3053 signed and notarized. 16 or 17 must have one parent present.

  • Payment Type: 2 separate forms of payment. Cash or money order for the photo and/or execution fee. Check or money order for exact amount for passport or card payable to the U.S Department of State. One check or money order per application. NO DEBIT/CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED FOR EITHER FEE.

 

Important Passport Processing Information

Scam Alert

The Clerk's Office does not collect personal information or payments for passport applications over the web. When applying for a passport, please bring the required application, identification, citizenship documents and payments to our office. We are not affiliated with any third party passport "processing" companies.

 

  • Expect Delays in Passport Processing from the U.S. Department of State. Planning to Travel? Apply Early! Apply at least two - three months before planned travel. Due to limited availability for urgent travel appointments, in-person service at a main passport agency or center is not guaranteed.

  • Mail delays impact when the U.S. Department of State / Passport Agency receives passport applications for processing. Processing times begin the day they receive your application, not the day you mail it.

  • Routine Service 8 - 11 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The timeframe includes processing and mailing times on the front and back end.

  • Expedite Service (for an additional $60) 5 - 7 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The timeframe includes processing and mailing times on the front and back end.

  • Send your application via trackable mail, so you can track your application before it enters the system. This can be done whether applying at an acceptance facility (such as The Clerk of Superior Court's Office) or by mail.

  • Add RDF: a 1-2 day return delivery of your completed passport. 

  • Use self-service tools online. The U.S. Department of State / Passport Agency call center is experiencing extremely high call volumes with longer-than-usual wait times. You can get your questions answered immediately by using one of the self-service tools available on the https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/ site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What you see online is the same information that call center representatives can share with you by phone.

  • Renew By Mail: Adults with 10-year passports can renew them by mail instead of appearing in person. If you are renewing your passport with Form DS-82, we will not take your application. You must mail in your renewal application (Form DS-82) yourself.

 

Check Application Status

  1. Access the Online Passport Status System to check your application status.

  2. It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is "In Process". During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the system. Even if your passport status update says, "Not Available", your application and supporting documents are safely on their way.

  3. Receive automatic email updates on the status of your application by entering your email address after locating your pending application in the Online Passport Status System.

 

Children's Passport Issuance Alert (CPIAP) Program

Parents may enroll their U.S. citizen children under the age of 18 in the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP), one of the Department of State's most important tools for preventing international parental child abduction. If a passport application is submitted for a child who is enrolled in CPIAP, the Department attempts to alert the parent(s) to verify whether the parent(s) approve passport issuance.

Children's Passport Issuance Alert (CPIAP) Program
1 (888) 407-4747
PreventAbduction@state.gov

 

Contact Information

Office of the Clerk of Superior Court
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100
Passportinfo@gwinnettcounty.com