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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: August 17, 2006
Contact: Alison Sonntag
Phone: (360) 337-4646
No. 06-70

Passport Application Processing Available at the County Fair

PORT 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.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014