Phone: (360) 337-4646
Passport Application Processing Available at the County
ORCHARD, WA—Need a passport? The Kitsap County Clerk's Office
will once again have staff available to process passports at the Kitsap
County Fair next week. Clerk’s Office staff will join other county
departments in the Kitsap County Booth, located in the main building against
the north wall, toward the middle of the row. Passport applications will be
processed from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day of the fair.
According to Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk, "Starting January 8,
2007, passports will be required for all individuals, even infants,
traveling by air or sea to and from all countries in the world. Passports
will not be required for land travel to Mexico and Canada until December 31,
2007." It takes about six (6) weeks to obtain a passport once an application has
been made, so plans should be made accordingly.
A passport application must be accompanied with an official certified
copy (not a hospital certificate) of the applicant’s birth certificate,
photo ID, two new passport photos and the appropriate fees, payable by check
or money order. All applicants must be present. Children under 14 must be
accompanied by both parents, unless permission of the absent parent is
obtained and stated on a signed and notarized form.
For more information about exactly what is required to obtain a passport,
please call the Clerk’s Office at 360-337-7164.