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

Date: January 31st, 2007 (updated February 2nd, 2007)
Contact: Alison Sonntag
Phone: (360) 337-4646
No. 07-


PORT ORCHARD, WA—Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk, wants to make it easier for citizens to apply for a passport. "It is now necessary to have a passport to fly or arrive by sea into Canada or Mexico and return.  We have been inundated by passport applications.  Next year (at present the date is January 1, 2008), any crossing over our borders will require a passport.  To make it more convenient for people to apply for this important document, we are, if effect, ‘taking our show on the road’ with passport fairs to take passport applications in the south, central and north parts of Kitsap County."

Information about the fairs is as follows: 

  • Silverdale, Kitsap Mall, Saturday, February 24, 10 AM to 6 PM

  • Kingston Town Meeting, Kingston Jr. High, February 27, 7 to 9 PM. (9000 NE West Kingston Rd., Kingston)

Additional information:

1. Everyone must apply in person

2. For children 14 and under, both parents must be present (or possess a notarized consent from the absent parent)

3. Applicant needs proof of citizenship (most commonly a certified copy of the birth certificate or old passport)

4. Applicant needs proof of identity (any form of valid photo ID)

5. Applicant needs to pay by check or money order:  Fees - $67 for age 16 and above, $52 for up to age 15, plus a $30 processing fee for each passport (separate check or money order).  Regular passport processing takes 6-8 weeks. Expedited passports (2-3 weeks) require an additional $60 per passport.

6. Applicant needs to bring two 2X2 photos for each passport

7. Forms may be downloaded from the passport website:

To contact the Kitsap County Administrative Manager, 
call Carolyn Siems at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014